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Dec 7 2011

Drone that crashed in Iran was on CIA recon mission - Wed, 2011-12-07 10:55
A U.S. stealth drone that crashed in Iran last week was part of a CIA mission that also involved military personnel stationed in Afghanistan, U.S. officials confirmed.
Dec 6 2011

Iraqi forces face training gap, 3-star claims

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-06 21:05
(USA Today) BAGHDAD — As the last U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq, that country faces major gaps in its ability to build a military capable of securing its borders and airspace from external attacks, according to U.S. military officials.
Dec 6 2011

PLA Navy Told To Be Ready for Combat

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-06 16:15
Chinese President Hu Jintao urged the People's Liberation Army Navy to prepare for military combat, amid growing regional tensions over maritime disputes and a U.S. campaign to assert itself as a Pacific power.
Dec 6 2011

Iraq Places Order for 18 F-16s

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-06 10:55
Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $835 million contract for 18 Block 52 F-16 Fighting Falcons for Iraq.
Dec 5 2011

N. Korea making missile capable of reaching U.S.

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-12-05 22:01
New intelligence indicates North Korea is building its first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, an easily hidden weapon capable of hitting the United States, according to Obama administration officials.
Dec 5 2011

Stiff competition for Naval Academy Class of 2016

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-05 17:24
Annapolis is gearing up for a competitive admissions season. While the size of the next freshman class is contracting, the number of applicants is set to break records.
Dec 5 2011

India, China To Open Military Dialogue

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-12-05 16:09
Officials from India and China, which last year put off discussions of military relations, will meet in New Delhi Dec. 8 to begin a military dialogue, an Indian Defense Ministry official said.
Dec 4 2011

Pakistani Taliban splintering into factions

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-12-04 09:58
Battered by Pakistan's military and U.S. drone strikes, the once-formidable Pakistani Taliban has splintered into more than 100 smaller factions and weakened, according to security officials, analysts, and tribesmen.
Dec 4 2011

Senate to Navy: Study keeping frigates

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-12-04 08:43
The Navy will study whether to move more destroyers to Mayport, Fla., to offset the scrapping of frigates, or to consider extending frigate lifespans.
Dec 3 2011

PCU Mississippi Successfully Completes Christening Milestone Top Stories - Sat, 2011-12-03 19:01
Pre-Commissioning Unit Mississippi (SSN 782) sponsor Ms. Allison Stiller christened the ninth Virginia-class submarine during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Dec. 3.


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