Mar 18

US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 591 
    (AP)

AP – As of Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at least 591 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

US approves sale of anti-sub planes to India 
    (AFP)

AFP – Washington has approved the sale to India of eight Boeing anti-submarine aircraft, a 2.1 billion dollar transaction which would be the largest ever sale of US arms to India, the State Department said Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Russian build-up no threat to US: Pentagon 
    (AFP)

AFP – Russia’s plans to renew its military and nuclear arsenal are not cause for alarm, the US Defense Department said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

U.S. OKs record $2.1 bln arms sale to India 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – President Barack Obama’s administration has cleared a $2.1 billion sale to India of eight Boeing Co P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, the largest U.S. arms transfer to India to date. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Pentagon mocks Russian moves in Latin America 
    (AFP)

AFP – The US Defense Department on Monday made light of Russia’s possible use of air bases in Venezuela or Cuba for its strategic bombers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

There are a number of special savings strategies available to you as members of the U.S. military. While the country asks sacrifices of you that it does not ask of other non-military citizens, it also provides you with some unique benefits.

When we began doing research to write about a few of these savings strategies for you, we discovered that Kimberly Lankford at Kiplinger’s has written an excellent piece summarizing some of those programs available Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Gates calls off NATO trip to focus on US defense 
    (AFP)

AFP – US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has called off his planned trip to a NATO summit next month because he needs more time to review budget decisions on major weapons programs, a spokesman said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Pentagon opposes dual tanker deal 
    (AFP)

AFP – The US Defense Department said Friday it opposed a key lawmaker’s proposal this week to split in two a 35-billion-dollar plan to replace the Pentagon’s aging fleet of in-air refueling tankers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Michelle Obama tours, mingles at NC Army base 
    (AP)
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Mar 12

Iraq govt to control US-backed Sunni militias by April 
    (AFP)
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