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Top U.S. Military Officer Visits China

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, began a four-day visit to China Sunday for talks with top leaders and high-ranking military officials. He told a news conference in Beijing that he could not think of any place where there is more to be done and more to be gained than […]

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Appeals Court Orders Immediate End to Ban on Gays in Military

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to immediately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. A lower court judge ruled earlier this year that the ban is not constitutional, but decided to keep it in place while she reviews the issue. On Wednesday, the appeals court noted that both […]

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White House Changes Military Condolence Letter Policy

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has announced it is changing its policy on sending condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide while deployed to a combat zone. U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement Wednesday saying he will begin sending condolence letters to those families, as well as to service members who […]

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White House Changes Military Condolence Letter Policy

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has announced it is changing its policy on sending condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide while deployed to a combat zone. U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement Wednesday saying he will begin sending condolence letters to those families, as well as to service members who […]

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Iran Fires Missiles At Sea Near Strait of Hormuz

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iran announced Wednesday it had successfully test-fired several anti-ship missiles at sea as part of a 10-day military exercise that began last week. State news reports say the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards fired two missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 kilometers and a third “land-to-sea” missile with a range of up […]

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Second Marine is Arrest in South Korean Rampage

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s military says it has arrested a Marine private for helping a colleague who killed four other Marines in a shooting rampage on Monday. An official with the Defense Ministry says the private, identified only as Jung, is suspected of helping his friend steal ammunition from a weapons storage area shortly before he opened […]

Britain Accuses Iran of Secretly Testing Nuclear-Capable Missiles

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Iran has conducted secret tests of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in violation of a U.N. resolution. In comments to the British parliament on Wednesday, Hague said secret Iranian tests of nuclear-capable missiles contravene U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929. He also accused Iran of engaging in covert […]

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Australia Announces Massive Selloff of Military Equipment

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian military says it will sell dozens of ships, aircraft and armored vehicles in the biggest disposal of surplus military equipment since the end of World War Two. The military announced Wednesday it will sell 24 ships, more than 200 aircraft of various types, and 600 armored vehicles over the next 15 years. The […]

Gannett Hackers Get Data on US Military, Government Subscribers

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hackers have stolen personal data from a media company that caters to U.S. government officials, military leaders, and rank-and-file soldiers. The Gannett Government media company said Tuesday hackers had accessed files containing the full names and email addresses of its subscribers. In some cases, Gannett said the hackers had also accessed information about what military […]

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Iran Says Longer-Range Missiles Possible, Unnecessary

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have said the country has the capability to build longer-range missiles, but has no need to do so since its current missiles can reach U.S. and Israeli targets. Iranian state media on Tuesday quoted commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh as saying Iran’s missiles have a maximum range of 2,000 kilometers based on […]

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