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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.
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.


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