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Veteran US Army General to Become New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey will be sworn as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Friday. President Barack Obama will be in attendance when the 37-year veteran becomes the nation’s top uniformed officer, replacing retiring Navy Admiral Mike Mullen. Mr. Obama nominated Dempsey to succeed Mullen in May, only a month after […]

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Iran Announces Production of Cruise Missile

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has begun production of a cruise missile that can hit targets within a 200 kilometer range. Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Wednesday that the Ghader missile has “high destructive power” and is capable of destroying targets that include warships. He said an unspecified number of the missiles would be domestically […]

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Taliban Says it Controls Haqqani Network, Denies Links to Pakistan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 4:58 am (UTC-5)
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The Taliban says it, not Pakistan, controls the Haqqani network, which U.S. officials blame for numerous attacks on American targets and have linked to Islamabad’s intelligence agency. A statement relased on the Taliban’s website said “all insurgent activity is of “our own initiatives and our own actions.” It said there are no ties between the […]

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Australia’s Military Drops Ban on Women in Combat Roles

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 4:06 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says it is lifting all restrictions on women in the military, making it possible for them to participate in front-line infantry units and special forces. Defense Minister Stephen Smith said Tuesday that women’s participation in military units will be based solely on their ability to pass specific physical tests. He said the change will […]

Australia’s Military Drops Ban on Women in Combat Roles

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says it is lifting all restrictions on women in the military, making it possible for them to participate in front-line infantry units and special forces. Defense Minister Stephen Smith said Tuesday that women’s participation in military units will be based solely on their ability to pass specific physical tests. He said the change will […]

Pakistan Not to Launch Haqqani Offensive

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 4:03 pm (UTC-5)
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News reports quote Pakistani officials as saying the military will not launch an offensive against the terrorist Haqqani network, despite growing pressure from Washington to do so. CNN quoted an unnamed Pakistani military official Monday as saying the military has decided not to target the Haqqani network because it is stretched too thin battling militants […]

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Pakistani Officials Say Army Will Not Go After Haqqani Network

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:18 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials said Monday that the nation’s military will not launch an offensive against the terrorist Haqqani network, despite growing pressure from Washington to do so. CNN quoted an unnamed Pakistani military official as saying the military had decided not to target the Haqqani network. He said it is stretched too thin battling militants in […]

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Iran Displays Missiles, Criticizes Turkey’s Plan to Host NATO Radar

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 12:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has displayed its growing arsenal of ballistic missiles in a military parade marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war. The parade held in Tehran on Thursday featured the long-range Sajjil missile that can reach Israel and U.S.-allied Arab nations. Iran’s Fars news agency says the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps also […]

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US Military Repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 3:22 pm (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military has formally ended its policy under which homosexuals could serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. The policy known informally as “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” ended Tuesday. A statement from U.S. President Barack Obama says “patriotic Americans will no longer […]

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U.S. Military Repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:13 am (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military has formally ended its policy under which homosexuals could serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. The policy known informally as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” ended at 12:01a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday. In a statement, U.S. President Barack Obama […]

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