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Dec 19 2011

Navy takes delivery of amphibious ship San Diego

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-12-20 00:00
The Navy got an early Christmas present on Monday when it took delivery of the sixth amphibious transport dock, the San Diego. She is scheduled to be commissioned in the spring of next year.
Dec 19 2011

As Expected, Japan Selects F-35

Aviation Week - Mon, 2011-12-19 23:54
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has selected the F-35A as the winner of its F-X contest for 40-50 aircraft to replace F-4 Phantoms. The Lockheed Martin jet wins over Boeing’s F/A-18E/F and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Dec 19 2011

U.S. Special Forces Now in Central African Republic

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-12-19 16:56
U.S. Special Forces troops have set up a base in the Central African Republic as part of their regional hunt for fighters from the Ugandan-born Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) group.
Dec 19 2011

No change in U.S. military alert levels in Korea

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 14:04
The Defense Department on Monday said the alert readiness for U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula was unchanged following the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.
Dec 19 2011

Congress OKs funds to complete CG headquarters

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 12:50
Congress on Saturday approved $56 million to complete the new 1.1-million-square-foot Coast Guard headquarters in Washington on the campus of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital facility.
Dec 19 2011

Gen. Allen on Afghanistan: ‘We’re not leaving’

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 11:45
Top American officials in Afghanistan say the U.S. military intends to maintain a troop presence here beyond a 2014 deadline for Afghan troops to take over.
Dec 19 2011

Congress OKs $10M for Gulf War illness research

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 10:44
Congress has approved dedicating $10 million to research the mysterious Gulf War illness. The move ends concerns from veterans’ groups that the money would disappear because of budget problems.
Dec 19 2011

U.S. shifts to Central Asia for supply routes

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 10:28
The United States is increasingly relying on three transit routes through Central Asia, Russia and the Caucuses, to ship non-military supplies and fuel into Afghanistan border crossings with Pakistan close.
Dec 18 2011

Taiwan Receives Two U.S. Early Warning Aircraft

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-12-18 14:24
Taiwan received two upgraded early warning aircraft from the United States on Dec. 18, the island's air force said, as part of an arms deal that upset China-U.S. relations.
Dec 18 2011

Clashes continue in Bahrain

AlJazeera - Sun, 2011-12-18 11:11
Security forces disperse hundreds of Shia demonstrators who gathered outside capital Manama for the fourth day in a row.


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