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Sep 8 2010

Retired General Lobs Bomb at Military Benefits

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Wed, 2010-09-08 12:39
A retired Marine Corps general who chaired a panel that helped pave the way for a series of cost-cutting measures, said the military has become wedded to "GM-style fringe benefits" such as taxpayer-subsidized grocery chains and low out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
Sep 7 2010

IED detectors near brink in Pentagon budget

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-09-07 21:25
The Pentagon is eyeing cuts in an office thought to be untouchable: the organization that devises ways to foil the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops in Afghanistan: improvised explosive devices.
Sep 6 2010

Budget cuts are a good pretext for reforming military policy, say experts

Deutsche Welle - Mon, 2010-09-06 10:52
Germany has joined many of its NATO allies in drastically cutting its military budget, and even the United States is now cautiously considering defense "efficiencies," but is this a response to huge national debts, or a new strategy?
Sep 2 2010

Petraeus calls relationship with Karzai sound

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-09-02 10:00
The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that the sometimes strained relationship between the United States and Afghan President Hamid Karzai is solid.
Sep 1 2010

N.Korea seeks stronger ties with China

Reuters - Wed, 2010-09-01 02:47
North Korea vowed Wednesday to strengthen military ties with China, days after the its leader, Kim Jong-il, finished a visit aimed at bolstering the bond with his isolated country's sole major supporter.
Aug 31 2010

Petraeus: Afghan concern about Pakistan is legit

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-08-31 09:54
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent complaints that international forces should focus on militant leaders hiding in neighboring Pakistan instead of Afghan villages doesn't mean his government no longer supports the U.S. war strategy, General David Petraeus says.
Aug 29 2010

No letup in Iraq for some military forces

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-08-29 20:21
As U.S. military forces continue to stream out of Iraq, formally ending combat operations on Tuesday, one of the most effective elements of those forces missed the drawdown completely.
Aug 28 2010

China announces navy drill ahead of U.S. show of force

Reuters - Sat, 2010-08-28 23:35
The Chinese navy will hold a live-ammunition exercise this week in the Yellow Sea, where the United States and South Korea earlier announced their own plan for a military exercise that has riled Beijing, China's Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.
Aug 27 2010

Accused Somali pirate pleads guilty in U.S. court

Reuters - Fri, 2010-08-27 14:50
A piracy suspect from Somalia pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Virginia to criminal charges over an April attack on the USS Ashland off the coast of Africa, according to the court and the U.S. Justice Department.
Aug 26 2010

Yemen rejects increased U.S. role in al Qaeda fight

Reuters - Thu, 2010-08-26 07:47
Yemeni forces do not need foreign parties to take the lead in the crackdown on al Qaeda, an official said on Thursday, responding to reports that the U.S. may increase strikes on the militant group's Yemen wing.

 
 

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