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Dec 28 2011

U.S. Warns Iran Against Blocking Strait of Hormuz

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-12-28 13:28
The United States on Dec. 28 warned Iran against any attempt to disrupt shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, after Tehran issued threats over the vital oil route.
Dec 28 2011

Iran navy chief says shutting off Gulf "very easy"

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-12-28 04:23
Closing the Gulf to oil tankers will be "easier than drinking a glass of water" for Iran if the Islamic state deems it necessary, Iran's top naval commander told the country's state television Wednesday.
Dec 27 2011

Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-12-27 19:17
In the space of three years, the Obama administration has built an extensive apparatus for using drones to carry out killings of terrorism suspects and stealth surveillance of other adversaries.
Dec 27 2011

Reported sexual assaults rise at 3 U.S. military academies in latest academic year

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-12-27 17:55
The number of reported sexual assaults at the nation’s three major military academies rose in the latest academic year from one year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pentagon.
Dec 27 2011

Mattis: More communication needed with Pakistan

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-27 17:33
Military officials have not ruled out disciplinary action as a result of the cross-border attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, but no one has been punished to date, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Dec 27 2011

USNA, other colleges at odds on when an application counts

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-12-27 17:15
The U.S. Naval Academy received 19,145 applications for the class that began in fall and accepted 1,426. Its admission rate was 7.5 percent, 1 percentage point lower than Princeton’s. Or was it?
Dec 27 2011

Iran Renews Threat to Close Strait of Hormuz

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-27 13:26
No oil will be permitted to pass through the key oil transit Strait of Hormuz if the West applies sanctions on Iran's oil exports, Iran's vice president warned on Tuesday.
Dec 27 2011

Next Year's Wars: Conflicts to Watch

Foreign Policy - Tue, 2011-12-27 10:14
The International Crisis Group's evaluation of the 10 crisis areas that warrant particular concern in the year ahead.
Dec 27 2011

Somali pirates hijack Italian tanker, crew of 18

Washington Post - World - Tue, 2011-12-27 07:08
An Italian shipping company says Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker with 18 crew on board.
Dec 27 2011

China's Noisy Subs Get Busier—And Easier to Track - Tue, 2011-12-27 06:30
Chinese submarines are a hell of a lot noisier than anyone expected. The sound you hear is the Pacific balance of power tipping in Washington’s favor.


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