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Mar 20 2011

Der Spiegel publishes photos of U.S. soldiers posing with dead Afghan civilian

Washington Post - War Zones - Sun, 2011-03-20 16:54
The photos show members of the 5th Stryker Brigade with a man killed in an incident the Army has classified as a murder.
Mar 20 2011

Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Milwaukee, Detroit Top Stories - Sun, 2011-03-20 13:01
The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) announced March 18 that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Wisconsin will be named the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) and the USS Detroit (LCS 7).
Mar 20 2011

US commander warns Libya stalemate

AlJazeera - Sun, 2011-03-20 12:56
Mike Mullen says ousting Gaddafi is not the goal of the military operation in Libya, but a no-fly zone is now in place.
Mar 18 2011

Marines' Huey helicopter takes last flight

San Diego Union - Fri, 2011-03-18 23:14
The iconic UH-1N Huey helicopter, a workhorse of the Marine Corps fleet since 1968, took its final flight Friday at Camp Pendleton.
Mar 17 2011

Diversity panel wants military to look like U.S.

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-17 20:12
Just as the U.S. military is indoctrinating troops to accept open gays in their ranks, a federal commission is pressing the Pentagon to make the force more diverse by, among other ideas, opening infantry and armor units to women.
Mar 16 2011

Largest meeting of women in military continues

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-03-16 14:11
Members from all branches of the military descended on San Diego this week for the largest annual gathering of service women in the nation.
Mar 16 2011

Petraeus: First U.S. cuts will include combat forces

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-03-16 11:19
The initial U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in July probably will include combat as well as support forces, the top U.S. commander there told a House panel Wednesday.
Mar 15 2011

Petraeus: Enough progess made for Afghanistan withdrawal

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-03-15 16:58
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress Tuesday that his forces had made enough progress to justify starting a three-year withdrawal in July. But testimony from other officials made it clear that, even after 2014, U.S. troops will will be in the country on an “enduring” basis.
Mar 15 2011

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting

Washington Post - War Zones - Tue, 2011-03-15 00:20
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the conflict, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Mar 14 2011

Five sentenced in Virginia piracy case

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2011-03-14 18:35
Five Somali men were sentenced Monday to life plus 80 years in prison for engaging in piracy and related offenses in last year's attack on a U.S. warship in the Indian Ocean, federal officials announced Monday.


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