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Jun 9 2015

Administration nearing decision on improving Iraqi training

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-06-09 22:43
The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State.
Jun 9 2015

Denial of top medal for Green Beret raises questions over selection process

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-06-09 22:22
The Army's decision to deny a soldier the Medal of Honor has prompted allegations that service leaders only want squeaky-clean soldiers to receive the award.
Jun 8 2015

Strain on Navy resources will cause Mideast carrier gap

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2015-06-08 22:56
A year after Navy aircraft carriers launched an ongoing U.S. air assault against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, the Navy plans to pull its carrier presence from the Middle East this fall for as long as two months.
Jun 7 2015

Air Force, Navy restocked with planes, missiles as Congress counters U.S. air power decline

The Washington Times - World - Sun, 2015-06-07 20:49
American air power is declining at the very moment U.S. warplanes have been thrust into a long war in the skies over Iraq and Syria and must contain aggressive militaries in Russia and the Pacific.
Jun 7 2015

Iraqi troops, militias advance against ISIS in key refinery town

Fox News - World - Sun, 2015-06-07 06:15
Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias recaptured key areas of Beiji, a key refinery town, from the Islamic State militants Sunday, a general said.
Jun 6 2015

Taliban launch major assault on northeast Afghan district

Deutsche Welle - Sat, 2015-06-06 06:43
The Taliban spring offensive has revved up, with parts of Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province threatening to fall under the control of militants.
Jun 6 2015

South China Sea watch: U.S. ups pressure with overflights

The Washington Times - World - Sat, 2015-06-06 02:43
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons.
Jun 6 2015

Taiwan coast guard launches new ships as South China Sea tensions rise

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2015-06-06 02:24
Taiwan's coast guard on Saturday commissioned its biggest ships for duty in the form of two 3,000-ton patrol vessels.
Jun 5 2015

Navy awards $3.35 billion carrier contract to parent of Newport News Shipbuilding

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2015-06-05 21:57
The Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a $3.35 billion contract for the detail design and construction of the carrier John F. Kennedy, the second carrier in the Gerald R. Ford class.
Jun 5 2015

Philippines may allow Japan's military to use bases

AlJazeera - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:31
Philippines president says talks to start on allowing Tokyo to extend air and naval patrols deeper into South China Sea.


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