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Chinese Premier Stresses Absolute Party Leadership of Military

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing will continue to upgrade its military to perform a broader range of military tasks, with the Communist Party in firm control of efforts to make the armed forces more revolutionary and modern. Mr. Wen spoke Monday in Beijing, in the opening address to the Communist Party’s annual National People’s […]

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US, South Korea Begin Military Exercises Despite North Korean Threats

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea and the United States began an annual, joint military exercise Monday, despite threats from North Korea last week that it would launch a “sacred war” if its territory is encroached upon. A spokesman at South Korea’s Defense Ministry called the exercise routine, explaining it will be similar in scope and size to last […]

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Plane Crash Kills Four US Military Personnel in Djibouti

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. military plane has crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti, killing all four U.S. military personnel on board. The U.S. Defense Department says the four died Saturday when the aircraft, a U-28 utility plane, was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. In a separate statement, the U.S. Africa Command […]

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Plane Crash Kills Four US Military Personnel in Djibouti

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti, killing all four U.S. military personnel on board. The U.S. Africa Command says the aircraft went down during a routine flight late Saturday about six miles from the Djibouti International Airport. The statement did not describe the type of aircraft nor the […]

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Turkish Court To Try Top General

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s former army chief will be tried for an alleged plot to topple the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A Turkish court determined Wednesday that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute former general Ilker Basbug in an alleged Internet campaign aimed at destabilizing Mr. Erdogan’s Islamic-based government. The former general will be tried […]

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Pentagon Moves to Ease Restrictions on Women in Combat

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon is unveiling plans to allow women to serve in military jobs closer to the front lines. The new rules would ease restrictions on women in combat, reflecting the realities of the past decade of war. Officials say the changes would formally open about 14,000 jobs to women. Female service members would be able […]

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Pentagon Moves to Ease Restrictions on Women in Combat

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon is unveiling plans to allow women to serve in military jobs closer to the front lines. The new rules would ease restrictions on women in combat, reflecting the realities of the past decade of war. Officials say the changes would formally open about 14,000 jobs to women. Female service members would be able […]

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U.S. Could Move Marines Off Okinawa Before Base Closure

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese and U.S. officials say thousands of U.S. Marines could be moved from Japan’s Okinawa island before the closure of a controversial U.S. base there. The agreement was announced Tuesday after talks between U.S. and Japanese officials in Washington. The United States may now move forward with plans to relocate thousands of troops on Okinawa […]

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Turkey Seeks Life Sentence for Ex-Military Chief

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for a former army chief in an alleged plot to topple the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. General Ilker Basbug has been jailed since January 6, when he was arrested as a suspect in an alleged Internet campaign aimed at destabilizing Mr. Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government. Prosecutors also […]

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Report: US to Send “Mothership” to Middle East

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A media report says the U.S. military plans to send a floating base for commando teams to the Middle East, where relations with Iran are tense and other nations are in the midst of political upheaval. The Washington Post newspaper on Saturday cited unspecified U.S. Navy documents saying the service plans to convert an aging […]

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