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Oct 26 2011

Taliban say Pakistan's ISI trains, arms them

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-10-26 11:00
Pakistan's security service provides weapons and training to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, Taliban commanders say—allegations that could worsen tensions between Pakistan and the United States.
Oct 26 2011

Panetta Pledges 'Nuclear Umbrella' for S. Korea

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-10-26 10:07
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pledged to preserve a "nuclear umbrella" protecting South Korea, a day after the United States held talks with Seoul's hostile neighbor North Korea.
Oct 26 2011

Taiwan Urges Better South China Sea Defense

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-10-26 09:57
Taiwan's security chief called Wednesday for improved defenses of a group of islands in the South China Sea, reacting to reports rival claimants to the waters are building up arms.
Oct 26 2011

DOD official: Military retirement plan not 'unaffordable'

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2011-10-26 07:07
A congressional panel has been told that the current military retirement system is "neither unaffordable nor spiraling out of control, as some would contend," and was cautioned against proposals to replace it.
Oct 25 2011

Marines plan Quantico brig closure Dec. 31

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-10-25 18:43
The Marine Corps is proposing a year-end date for closing the brig at its base in Quantico, Va., part of a consolidation of military confinement facilities.
Oct 25 2011

Sexual harassment still a problem in the military, study finds

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-10-25 17:19
Despite a longstanding effort by the military services to root out sexual harassment, it still occurs frequently and is almost never formally reported, according to a new government study.
Oct 25 2011

Shipyard CO’s firing made permanent

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-10-25 17:03
The commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Shipyard who was initially fired in May has been permanently relieved of command.
Oct 25 2011

Russia Delivers Radar Jammers to Iran

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-10-25 16:36
Russia has sent a set of mobile radar jammers to Iran and is negotiating future deliveries that Moscow believes do not contravene current U.N. sanctions on the Islamic state's regime.
Oct 25 2011

DOD Says Uganda Mission To Last Months

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-10-25 16:35
While the Pentagon has yet to give a specific timeline or cost for the deployment of U.S. troops to Uganda, the mission will likely take months and cost tens of millions of dollars, a Defense official says.
Oct 25 2011

China paper warns of "sound of cannons" in sea disputes

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2011-10-25 04:46
One of China's most popular newspapers warned that nations involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea should "mentally prepare for the sounds of cannons" if they remain at loggerheads with Beijing.

 
 

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