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Mar 27 2011

In China, 'microblog' sites become free-speech platform

Washington Post - War Zones - Sun, 2011-03-27 22:40
In a country where most media are controlled by the state, information is heavily censored and free-flowing opinions are sharply constricted, Chinese have turned to a new platform to openly exchange unfettered news and views: microblogs, similar to Twitter.
Mar 24 2011

Pentagon urged to find 'Plan B' for base as Yemeni crisis grows

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-24 21:49
The Pentagon is being urged to move its counterterrorism operations from Yemen across the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti should the government in Sanaa fall.

Mar 24 2011

Israeli planes raid Gaza

AlJazeera - Thu, 2011-03-24 04:41
The strikes targeted smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border as well as a training camp run by Hamas.
Mar 23 2011

Libyan air force 'no longer exists'

AlJazeera - Wed, 2011-03-23 13:54
Coalition forces "operating with impunity" over Libya says British official, but fighting still rages on the ground.
Mar 23 2011

Turkish navy to help enforce Libya embargo

AlJazeera - Wed, 2011-03-23 12:24
Ankara offers ships and submarine to help enforce arms embargo on Libya as talks over NATO's role in Libya continue.
Mar 23 2011

Gates to discuss Egypt, Libya in Cairo visit

Reuters - Wed, 2011-03-23 07:27
Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Cairo on Wednesday on an unannounced two-day visit in which he is expected to discuss operations in Libya and offer U.S. assistance during Egypt's transition to democracy.
Mar 22 2011

U.S. Air Force fighter crashes in Libya

Reuters - Tue, 2011-03-22 06:45
A U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter crashed in Libya overnight and one crewmember has been safely rescued and the other is "in the process of recovery," a spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command said on Tuesday.
Mar 21 2011

Regime change in Libya may require involvement in ground war

Deutsche Welle - Mon, 2011-03-21 06:13
Coalition airstrikes against Gadhafi's forces have stopped his advance toward the opposition stronghold of Benghazi. However, ousting Gadhafi from power may require directly supporting the opposition in a ground war.
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).


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