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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.
Mar 14 2011

India called 'world's biggest arms buyer'

AlJazeera - Mon, 2011-03-14 04:03
A Swedish think tank report says New Delhi is pushing to modernize its military in a bid to counter China and gain international clout.
Mar 13 2011

“Queen of the Fleet” Decommissions

Coast Guard News - Sun, 2011-03-13 20:43
The “Queen of the Fleet”--Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet--is decommissioned after a long and adventurous 67 years of service.
Mar 10 2011

Naval Academy expels 3 more over synthetic pot

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-10 13:43
The U.S. Naval Academy said Thursday that three more midshipmen have been expelled for using or possessing synthetic marijuana, bringing the total number of dismissals to 11 so far this year.
Mar 10 2011

U.S. charges pirates who killed two couples on yacht

Reuters - Thu, 2011-03-10 11:32
A grand jury in Virginia has indicted 13 Somalis and one Yemeni for pirating a yacht with two American couples aboard who were later killed off the coast of Somalia.


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