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Turkey’s Top Military Commander’s Appointment Expected Saturday

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s entire military command has resigned amid escalating tensions between the secularist military and Islamic-rooted government. Local Turkish media said Friday the head of the armed forces, General Isik Kosaner, and the army, naval and air commanders had tendered their resignations to the government. Media reports say Kosaner asked to leave because he “deemed it […]

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Turkey’s Entire Military Command Resigns

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s entire military command has resigned amid escalating tensions between the secularist military and Islamic-rooted government. Local Turkish media said Friday the head of the armed forces, General Isik Kosaner, and the army, naval and air commanders had tendered their resignations to the government. Media reports say Kosaner asked to leave because he “deemed it […]

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Turkey’s Entire Military Command Resigns

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s entire military command has resigned. The reason for the mass walk-out was not clear. Local Turkish media said Friday the head of the armed forces, and the army, naval and air commanders had tendered their resignations to the government. Relations between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government and the military have been strained. […]

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Italian Senate Approves Funds for Military Missions

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy’s Senate voted Wednesday to continue funding for military missions in Afghanistan and Libya, and for the peace-keeping operation in Lebanon. However, Italy plans to cut its troop strength in Lebanon and Libya. Some allies of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition have been critical of the missions, but voted to back the extension in a […]

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Famed U.S. Military Hospital Prepares to Close

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Army’s flagship hospital in Washington, D.C., which has treated presidents and wounded service members from World War I to the war in Afghanistan, is holding a goodbye ceremony before it closes its doors for the last time. Walter Reed Army Medical Center retires its flags Wednesday as patients and staff prepare to move […]

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Obama: Ban on Gays in US Military to End in September

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military will end in 60 days — on September 20, 2011. In a statement Friday, Mr. Obama said he had notified Congress that the requirements have been met to end what he called a “discriminatory” law that “undermines our […]

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Obama: Ban on Gays in US Military to End in September

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military will end in 60 days — on September 20, 2011. In a statement Friday, Mr. Obama said he had notified Congress that the requirements have been met to end what he called a “discriminatory” law that “undermines our […]

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Reports: US Military One Step Closer to Allowing Gays to Serve Openly

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 5:44 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. news outlets say Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce Friday that the military is ready to repeal the ban on openly gay men and women from serving in the armed services. Panetta’s announcement complies with a law signed in December by President Barack Obama that overturned the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” […]

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Thai Military Chopper Crashes Near Burmese Border

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai military helicopter has crashed near the nation’s border with Burma. Thai military officials say the Black Hawk helicopter went down Tuesday morning in central Phetchburi province, with nine people on board. The aircraft was part of on an operation sent to locate the bodies of five soldiers killed in an earlier helicopter crash […]

Britain to Slash Army Size

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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British Defense Secretary Liam Fox is expected to announce a major troop reduction for the British Army. Fox will tell the House of Commons that the regular Army will shrink to its smallest size in 110-years. The Army will reduce its ranks by at least 17,000 people, to just above 80,000 active duty members. The […]

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