Top Daily Stories

Jan 26 2012

U.S. could increase Pacific presence with return to the Philippines

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-01-26 05:19
Washington is in talks with Manila about permanently basing ships and soldiers in Philippines, 20 years after it left.
Jan 25 2012

Pentagon to seek two new rounds of BRAC

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-01-25 21:55
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to request, as early as tomorrow, two new rounds of military base closures in the United States as part of the Pentagon budget-cutting process, according to defense sources.
Jan 25 2012

SECDEF Releases Statement on Hostage Rescue Operation in Somalia Top Stories - Wed, 2012-01-25 15:15
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta released the following statement Jan. 25 regarding the hostage rescue operation in Somalia:
Jan 25 2012

U.S. Raid Frees Pair From Somali Pirates

The New York Times - Global - Wed, 2012-01-25 05:09
American commandos staged a daring raid in Somalia on Wednesday morning, rescuing two hostages, including an American woman, who had been kidnapped by pirates and held for months.
Jan 24 2012

Pentagon ending Air Force’s Global Hawk program

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-24 20:03
Officials say Pentagon budget cuts will end the Air Force’s long-range surveillance drone known as the Global Hawk, but keep the Navy’s version of the unmanned aircraft.
Jan 24 2012

Marine to serve no time in Haditha killings case

USA Today - Tue, 2012-01-24 18:12
A Marine sergeant who led a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqis will spend no time in confinement despite a military judge's recommendation that he spend three months in the brig.
Jan 24 2012

Big East says Navy's Mids coming aboard

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-24 16:39
Navy is headed to the Big East, giving up more than 130 years of football independence to join a conference that is in the middle of a massive overhaul.
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.


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