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Jul 6 2011

Turkey Appoints New Defense Minister

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 15:01
Turkey's government has named a new defense minister, Ismet Yilmaz, who will replace Vecdi Gonul, it was announced July 6.
Jul 6 2011

Italy To Scale Back Overseas Military Operations

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 15:01
Italy said it has decided to gradually reduce its military operations abroad, as the government grapples with a financial crisis which has forced it to pass a series of austerity cuts.
Jul 6 2011

UAE May Purchase 60 More F-16s

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 13:01
The United Arab Emirates is now talking with Lockheed Martin about buying more F-16 fighter aircraft because France's offer of an advanced version of the Rafale combat jet is seen as too expensive.
Jul 6 2011

Iran Fires Antiship Missiles Near Hormuz Gulf

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 12:01
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards launched several antiship missiles near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the country's TV channel Al-Alam reported.
Jul 6 2011

Somali brought to U.S. to face terrorism trial

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-06 07:26
A Somali citizen captured in April was interrogated aboard a U.S. warship for two months and is now in New York to face terrorism charges.
Jul 5 2011

India Broadens Ties in Central Asia

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-07-05 16:01
In a move seen as building stronger bridges with Central Asian countries, Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony is visiting Kyrgyzstan.
Jul 3 2011

USFK Chief Plays Down N.Korean Military Threat

The Chosun Ilbo - Sun, 2011-07-03 19:23
The outgoing commander of the U.S. Forces Korea has said the North Korean Army is only good at managing operations involving small units of personnel and not much else, VOA reported Friday.
Jul 3 2011

McCain: Afghan Drawdown Plan 'Unnecessary Risk'

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-07-03 14:01
Top U.S. lawmakers on July 3 slammed President Barack Obama's military drawdown plans for Afghanistan as "risky," unsupported by his military commanders and a threat to progress made in the last year.
Jul 3 2011

U.S. Shifts Supply Routes to Central Asia: Report

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-07-03 14:01
The U.S. military is expanding its Central Asian supply routes to Afghanistan, fearing that the routes going through Pakistan could be endangered by deteriorating U.S.-Pakistani relations, The Washington Post reports.
Jul 1 2011

USS Dubuque Decommissions After 44 Years of Service Top Stories - Fri, 2011-07-01 06:01
The Austin-Class amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) was decommissioned by the Navy, June 30 at Naval Base San Diego.


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