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Sep 14 2011

AFRICOM Chief: Chinese Arms Sales Not 'Competition'

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 16:01
The United States does not consider China's arms sales to Africa as a "military competition" between Beijing and Washington, the head of U.S. Africa Command said Sept. 14.
Sep 14 2011

Watchdog group: Too many generals, admirals

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 16:01
“Star creep” — an increase in flag and general officers when the military as a whole is shrinking—is receiving attention from a key Senate panel, but there is no immediate indication that any specific actions are imminent.
Sep 14 2011

U.S. Said To Be Near Sale of 18 F-16s To Iraq

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 12:01
The United States is "very close" to selling 18 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, a top Pentagon official announced September 14.
Sep 14 2011

4-star foresees muted response to gay ban repeal

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 12:01
An Army general who co-directed a Pentagon study on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military said Wednesday that repeal is likely to prove “pretty inconsequential.”
Sep 14 2011

Turkey joins NATO's missile defense shield

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 10:52
An early warning radar will be stationed in Turkey's southeast as part of NATO's missile defense system, the Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.
Sep 14 2011

Passive Defenses Not Enough: U.S. Cyber Commander

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 06:01
The past strategy of waiting and reacting to cyber intrusions has not effectively protected America, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) head Gen. Keith Alexander said in a speech at the InfoWarCon 2011 conference.
Sep 13 2011

New Leader for U.S. Air Combat Command

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-13 18:01
Gen. Mike Hostage took over U.S. Air Combat Command in an hour-long ceremony on Sept. 13, succeeding Gen. William Fraser, who will take over U.S. Transportation Command next month. J
Sep 13 2011

Senate panel: Kill JLTV, cut JSF by $1.2B

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-13 12:01
In its markup of the 2012 defense spending bill, a Senate Appropriations subcommittee is recommending terminating the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and cutting $1.2 billion from the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
Sep 13 2011

Intelligence chiefs: al Qaeda far from done

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-13 12:01
America's top two intelligence officials say al Qaeda is weaker, and U.S. intelligence agencies are smarter, since the Sept. 11 attacks — but the terrorists are nowhere near giving up.
Sep 13 2011

Pentagon looks to cut Afghan training costs

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-13 12:01
The Pentagon is trying to cut the cost of one of its main efforts in Afghanistan, the building of army and police forces able to secure the country after international forces leave.


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