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Nov 19 2011

Afghan assembly endorses talks with U.S. on troops

The Washington Times - Sat, 2011-11-19 15:55
President Hamid Karzai received a resounding endorsement Saturday from a traditional national assembly to negotiate a security agreement that could keep a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan past 2014.
Nov 19 2011

U.S. budget woes could threaten NATO missile defense system in Europe

Washington Post - Sat, 2011-11-19 05:26
A breakdown in high-stakes budget talks in Congress could threaten plans for a missile defense shield in Europe.
Nov 19 2011

Hijackers take two boats, hostages, off Nigeria: sources

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-11-19 04:35
Gunmen boarded two fishing vessels just off the coast of Nigeria and took two people hostage, security sources said, the latest in a series of hijackings in the waters around Africa's largest oil business.
Nov 18 2011

Audit: DOD lax in monitoring Gulf weapon sales

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-11-18 21:10
A U.S. government audit on Friday found inadequate monitoring of American weapons sales to Persian Gulf countries with questionable human rights records or recent clashes with protesters.
Nov 18 2011

U.S. Modernization Cut 'Manageable' if Gradual: Dempsey

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-11-18 18:06
An expected reduction in Defense Department modernization spending is manageable if it is spread out over a number of years, according to the Pentagon's top military officer.
Nov 18 2011

German Navy Christens New High-Tech Sub

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-11-18 12:19
Germany's navy on Nov. 15 christened its most modern submarine at the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft shipyard in Kiel. The vessel includes improved communication, sensor and combat systems.
Nov 18 2011

No Timetable for U.S. Shift in Afghanistan: Panetta

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-11-18 11:59
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said it is too early to say when U.S. forces might pull back from combat operations in Afghanistan after the Marine Corps commandant suggested the move might come within a year
Nov 18 2011

China's Wen warns 'outside forces' off sea dispute

Reuters - Fri, 2011-11-18 04:56
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday that "outside forces" had no excuse to get involved in a complex dispute over the South China Sea.
Nov 17 2011

Agreement elusive on women in combat

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 21:52
Top defense officials are grappling to find a unified position on whether to allow women in direct ground combat, as the Pentagon prepares a landmark report to Congress on the military's coed future.
Nov 17 2011

Navy to re-evaluate Guam firing range plans

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 18:35
The Navy is re-evaluating a proposal to build a live firing range at the site of an ancient village on Guam.


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