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Jan 3 2012

Taliban say office in Qatar has been agreed

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2012-01-03 06:53
The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday they have reached a preliminary deal to set up a political office in the nation of Qatar, and asked for the release of prisoners held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay.
Jan 2 2012

Navy: Cost overruns on Ford carrier may hit $1.1 billion

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-01-02 00:00
The Navy has estimated a worst-case cost overrun of as much as $1.1 billion for the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, the service's most expensive warship.
Jan 1 2012

Iran says it’s produced nuclear fuel rod for 1st time

Washington Post - World - Sun, 2012-01-01 03:36
Iran says its scientists have produced the nation’s first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West doubted Tehran could do.
Dec 31 2011

Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’ over handling of terror suspects

Washington Post - Sat, 2011-12-31 15:19
President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having “serious reservations” about provisions about the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.
Dec 31 2011

Marine Corps closes brig in Quantico

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-12-31 12:00
The Marine Corps permanently closed the brig at Quantico on Saturday as part of the cost-cutting measures recommended by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
Dec 31 2011

U.S. seals deal on $3.48B sale of missiles, technology to UAE

Washington Post - Sat, 2011-12-31 01:01
The United States has reached a deal to sell $3.48 billion worth of missiles and related technology to the United Arab Emirates.
Dec 30 2011

North Korea names Kim Jong-un top military commander

Reuters - Fri, 2011-12-30 18:02
North Korea said Saturday it has officially appointed Kim Jong-un, anointed successor and the youngest son of the late leader Kim Jong-il, the supreme commander of North Korea's 1.2 million-strong military.
Dec 30 2011

Boeing wins $3.48 billion U.S. missile defense contract

Reuters - Fri, 2011-12-30 17:54
Boeing Co beat out Lockheed Martin to retain its position as the prime contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Dec 30 2011

For Tacoma base, a grim milestone in soldier suicides

McClatchy News Service - Fri, 2011-12-30 16:53
Joint Base Lewis-McChord passed an unwelcome milestone in 2011, recording more soldier suicides than in any previous year. Twelve soldiers took their own lives in 2011, up from nine each in the two previous years.
Dec 29 2011

Commentary: Challenging the Navy’s numbers

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2011-12-29 21:19
Here is a suggested New Year’s resolution: Make the military services have a mandatory 80 percent confidence level in their estimated costs of a new weapons systems before funding is approved.


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