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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.
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.


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