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Jul 26 2011

Navy's Next Laser Mashes Up Machine Guns and Death Rays - Tue, 2011-07-26 06:00
Boeing and BAE Systems announced Monday they’re developing a solid-state laser weapon demonstration model for shipboard defense.
Jul 26 2011

Homelessness among Iraq, Afghanistan vets rises

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-07-25 23:01
More than 10,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are homeless or in programs aimed at keeping them off the streets, a number that has doubled three times since 2006, according to the DVA.
Jul 25 2011

Military Recruiting, Retention Remain Strong

A bumper crop of new high school graduates who joined the military in June helped the Defense Department continue its strong recruiting and retention streak.
Jul 25 2011

DoD Launches Cyber Strategy Website

Defense Department officials announced July 25 the launch of a new website to highlight the department's first unified strategy for cyberspace.
Jul 25 2011

Chinese jets chase U.S. surveillance plane over Taiwan Strait

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-07-25 18:19
Chinese warplanes intercepted a U.S. spy plane over the tense Taiwan Strait last month in China's most aggressive challenge to U.S. surveillance flights since a 2001 collision that touched off an international crisis.
Jul 25 2011

Vice Chiefs to Testify on Defense Cuts

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-25 14:01
A key House subcommittee chairman will launch a counteroffensive Tuesday against efforts to dramatically cut the defense budget.
Jul 24 2011

Navy prepares sub crews for culture shock: Women on board

Washington Post - Sun, 2011-07-24 12:10
For Ensign Peggy LeGrand, the biggest concern about serving on a submarine is the scrutiny that comes with breaking one of the last gender barriers in the U.S. military.
Jul 24 2011

Retired Army Gen. Shalikashvili, former Joint Chiefs chairman, dies

Washington Post - Sun, 2011-07-24 05:01
Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili, an immigrant who rose to the top job in the Pentagon, has died at age 75, the Army said.
Jul 22 2011

West Point cadet dies during training

Washington Post - Fri, 2011-07-22 06:46
The U.S. Military Academy is investigating the death of an 18-year-old cadet during a land navigation exercise.
Jul 22 2011

Fire Scout Reliability Improves on Deployment

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-07-22 05:01
More than 1,000 hours of flight carried out this year by deployed Fire Scout unmanned helicopters is evidence the system is working through its developmental problems, the program's U.S. Navy managers said.


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