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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.
Dec 29 2011

U.S. Warships Cross Hormuz Despite Iran Threats

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-29 13:18
Two American warships have crossed through the Strait of Hormuz without incident despite Iranian threats to close the strategic oil route, the U.S. Navy said Dec. 29.
Dec 29 2011

U.S. finalizes deal to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia

Washington Post - Thu, 2011-12-29 11:51
The Obama administration has finalized the sale of $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, boosting the military strength of a key U.S. ally in the Middle East to help counter Iran.
Dec 29 2011

Russian N-sub catches fire at dockyard

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2011-12-29 11:29
A fire broke out aboard a Russian nuclear submarine during repair work at a shipyard on Thursday but emergency officials said radiation levels were normal.
Dec 29 2011

Iran-U.S. Brinkmanship Over Oil Strait Worsens

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-29 10:36
A U.S.-Iran showdown over Tehran's threats to close the Strait of Hormuz worsened Dec. 29 with warships from each side giving weight to an increasingly bellicose exchange of words.
Dec 29 2011

U.S. Base in Kyrgyzstan 'Very Dangerous': President

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-29 10:35
Kyrgyzstan's new leader says it is "very dangerous" for his Central Asian nation to host a U.S. military base at Bishkek airport and that it must become a fully civilian airport by 2014.
Dec 29 2011

China reveals its future plans in space

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2011-12-29 04:59
China has released its next five-year space plan to help it on its way to its eventual goals of building a space station and putting a man on the moon.
Dec 28 2011

Adm. Locklear tapped to lead PACOM

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-28 15:33
President Obama has nominated Admiral Samuel Locklear to head the Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
Dec 28 2011

Navy to resume training at N.C. bombing range

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-28 14:11
The Navy on Wednesday said it will resume training at the Stumpy Point Bombing Range in North Carolina for the first time in about eight years.


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