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Oct 26 2011

Trio accused of hazing in Marine's suicide face court-martial

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-10-26 21:39
Three Hawaii-based Marines accused of hazing a fellow Marine who later committed suicide in Afghanistan will be tried in a court-martial, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.
Oct 26 2011

Panetta says U.S. is shifting focus to Asia

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-10-26 18:14
The Secretary of Defense traveled to Asia this week, and his message—mainly to China and North Korea—was clear: The United States is shifting its focus to the region and bolstering forces and alliances there.
Oct 26 2011

Fired DDG skipper charged with rape, sodomy

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-10-26 15:07
The former commanding officer of the destroyer Momsen has been charged with rape, sodomy and maltreatment and will be court-martialed on Friday, a Navy spokesman confirmed.
Oct 26 2011

New Missile Craft for Egypt Delivered

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-10-26 11:20
The first of four new fast missile craft for Egypt was dedicated Oct. 25 at a shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and the ship's name was announced.
Oct 26 2011

VA launches Gulf War illness pilot program

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-10-26 10:39
Twenty years after the end of the Persian Gulf War, the VA plans to standardize and improve treatment for veterans who suffer from a multi-symptom illness thought linked to the conflict.
Oct 26 2011

Taliban say Pakistan's ISI trains, arms them

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-10-26 10:00
Pakistan's security service provides weapons and training to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, Taliban commanders say—allegations that could worsen tensions between Pakistan and the United States.
Oct 26 2011

Panetta Pledges 'Nuclear Umbrella' for S. Korea

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-10-26 09:07
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pledged to preserve a "nuclear umbrella" protecting South Korea, a day after the United States held talks with Seoul's hostile neighbor North Korea.
Oct 26 2011

Taiwan Urges Better South China Sea Defense

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-10-26 08:57
Taiwan's security chief called Wednesday for improved defenses of a group of islands in the South China Sea, reacting to reports rival claimants to the waters are building up arms.
Oct 26 2011

DOD official: Military retirement plan not 'unaffordable'

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2011-10-26 06:07
A congressional panel has been told that the current military retirement system is "neither unaffordable nor spiraling out of control, as some would contend," and was cautioned against proposals to replace it.
Oct 25 2011

Marines plan Quantico brig closure Dec. 31

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-10-25 17:43
The Marine Corps is proposing a year-end date for closing the brig at its base in Quantico, Va., part of a consolidation of military confinement facilities.


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