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Aug 12 2011

Somali pirates sentenced in Dutch court

AlJazeera - Fri, 2011-08-12 14:04
Five Somalis sentenced to prison for abducting a South African couple off a yacht in the Seychelles last year.
Aug 11 2011

Norway Pulls F-16s from Libya Operation

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-11 23:01
Norway has withdrawn its F-16 fighter squadron from NATO's Operation Unified Protector, ending Norway's direct involvement in the operation and the enforcement of NATO's no-fly zone.
Aug 11 2011

Barrow Vital to CG’s Future Arctic Presence

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2011-08-11 20:28
With its strategic location in mind, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp visited Barrow, Alaska, last week to learn first-hand about the challenges that face future Coast Guard operations there.
Aug 11 2011

Wounded Warriors Mark Completion of Tranquility Hall Barracks Top Stories - Thu, 2011-08-11 19:01
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Aug. 11.
Aug 11 2011

Denmark Extends Libya Mission

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-11 15:02
Denmark decided Aug. 11 to extend its participation in NATO operations in Libya for three months and to allow the rebel National Transitional Council to send envoys to Copenhagen.
Aug 11 2011

U.S.'s $308M spaceplane fails 2nd test flight

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-08-11 13:14
For the second time, a test flight of the U.S. military's $308 million futuristic unmanned spaceplane ended in failure Thursday, after engineers lost contact with the vehicle during maneuvers.
Aug 11 2011

Coast Guard: Crew of fighter jet rescued off Calif.

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-08-11 10:55
The crew of a Marine Corps fighter jet that crashed into the Pacific Ocean was rescued early Thursday after spending hours in the waters off San Diego, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Aug 11 2011

Gen. Hayden says Afghan drawdown too early

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-08-11 00:01
The former director of the CIA and National Security Agency said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pulling troops from Afghanistan a few months too early.
Aug 10 2011

Global Hawk to Replace U-2 in 2015

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-10 22:01
The Global Hawk will finally replace the long-serving U-2 spy plane in 2015, a U.S. Air Force official told reporters Aug. 10.
Aug 10 2011

F-35 Fleet Cleared For Ground Operations

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-10 20:01
The F-35 Lighting II fleet has been cleared to resume ground operations after a preliminary inquiry found the cause of an electrical failure, but a Pentagon official refused to say when the fighters will be back in the air.


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