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Jan 24 2012

U.S. military in Persian Gulf still necessary, welcome force

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-01-24 16:01
The U.S. is maintaining a sizable ground, air and sea force in the Persian Gulf, underscoring the need to protect oil-producing states after deposing Iraq's Saddam Hussein and exiting Iraq in December.
Jan 24 2012

No New Humvees?

Aviation Week - Tue, 2012-01-24 14:28
Reports have surfaced that the Department of Defense has decided to cancel its Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle (or Humvee recap) program.
Jan 24 2012

U.K. mulls boosting military presence in Hormuz

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-24 08:06
Britain could send further military assets to the Strait of Hormuz to deter any Iranian attempt to block Persian Gulf tanker traffic, the country's defense secretary said Tuesday.
Jan 23 2012

Greenert: 3rd carrier likely for San Diego by 2016

San Diego Union - Mon, 2012-01-23 23:20
The Navy’s top officer said Monday the Defense Department’s shift in focus to Asia and the Pacific bodes well for San Diego, confirming that a third aircraft carrier probably will be assigned there by 2016.
Jan 23 2012

Nominees announced for four Pentagon posts

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-01-23 20:32
The White House has asked Congress to approve nominees for four key Defense Department positions, including undersecretaries for acquisition, policy and personnel.
Jan 23 2012

Gortney tapped to head Fleet Forces Command

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-01-23 14:50
President Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Bill Gortney as the next commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, a move that if approved by the Senate would likely occur this summer.
Jan 23 2012

Report: Russia to Deliver Combat Jets to Syria - Headlines - Mon, 2012-01-23 07:10
Russia has signed a contract to sell combat jets to Syria, a newspaper reported Monday, in apparent support for President Bashar Assad and open defiance of international condemnation of his regime's bloody crackdown.
Jan 23 2012

U.S. Carrier Sails Through Strait of Hormuz

Fox News - Mon, 2012-01-23 00:26
The USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, the first U.S. carrier to do so since Iran threatened to close the waterway.
Jan 21 2012

U.S. won't cut carrier fleet to fix budget, Panetta says

Reuters - Sat, 2012-01-21 20:24
The United States will not cut its fleet of 11 aircraft carriers to help trim the budget deficit, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
Jan 21 2012

VA expands list of ships with Agent Orange risk

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-01-21 09:19
The Veterans Affairs Department has added 47 vessels to its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange.


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