Top Daily Stories

Sep 27 2010

North Korea military appears to back Kim succession

Reuters - Sun, 2010-09-26 23:53
North Korea's military has nominated the third son of ailing leader Kim Jong-il as a delegate to a rare meeting of the ruling party, a South Korean newspaper said, supporting reports he is his father's chosen successor.
Sep 26 2010

General denies equating gays, blacks in military

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-09-26 18:29
An Army general playing a prominent role in readying the military for open gays in the ranks has equated those who resist the plan to racists who opposed racial integration after World War II, according to two service members and a civilian who heard his remarks.
Sep 25 2010

Moderate Islamist group walks out of Somali govt

Reuters - Sat, 2010-09-25 08:59
A moderate Islamist group that signed a power- sharing deal with Somalia's government in March to help quell a raging insurgency has withdrawn from the administration, days after the prime minister quit.
Sep 24 2010

Judge orders lesbian reinstated to Air Force

The Washington Times - Fri, 2010-09-24 17:33
A federal judge ruled Friday that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back as soon as possible in the latest legal setback to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Sep 24 2010

EU defense ministers advocate military cooperation as austerity measure

Deutsche Welle - Fri, 2010-09-24 11:41
European Union defense ministers have taken a step toward agreeing on intensified military cooperation in the 27-nation bloc at a meeting in Belgium. The move could save billions from national defense budgets.
Sep 24 2010

Engine goes bad on new San Diego warship

San Diego Union - Fri, 2010-09-24 00:11
The new Littoral Combat Ship experiences another serious technical problem.
Sep 21 2010

Amos: Marines 'Ready to Respond’

General James F. Amos vowed to make winning in Afghanistan his top priority if he is confirmed as the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps.
Sep 21 2010

China builds its own high-tech military

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-09-21 17:07
China's military is nearly self-sufficient in building advanced weaponry following decades of importing aircraft, ships, submarines and missile technology, mainly from Russia. The capability is raising new fears of Chinese military hegemony in Asia and arms exports to rogue states.
Sep 21 2010

Senate blocks bill to lift military gay ban

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-09-21 14:26
Democrats' last-ditch pre-election effort to pass gay-rights and immigration legislation fell short Tuesday after the Senate blocked the defense policy bill and as Republicans questioned Democrats' motives, arguing that now isn't the time for those politically charged debates.
Sep 20 2010

Rare North Korean meeting set

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2010-09-20 21:21
North Korea's ruling party will host its largest meeting in decades on September 28 to pick new leadership, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday.


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