Jan 29

Man charged in NJ weapons case remains in custody 
    (AP)

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Jan 29

US ambassador: US-Japan pact critical for peace 
    (AP)

AP – U.S. Ambassador John Roos defended U.S. troop levels in Japan Friday, saying their presence is essential for maintaining peace and prosperity in the region, and stressed the importance of a key Marine base whose delayed relocation has frayed bilateral relations. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Obama proposes his first arms sales to Taiwan 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – The Obama administration notified the U.S. Congress on Friday of its first proposed arms sales to Taiwan, a potential $6.4 billion package bound to anger Beijing and add to rising U.S.-China strains. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Japan PM calls Asia 'frontier' for growth 
    (AFP)

AFP – Japan must look to Asia as its new “frontier” for growth, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Friday, also pledging continued close ties with the United States despite a dispute over a military base. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Obama urges repeal of ban on open gays in military 
    (AP)

AP – President Barack Obama is urging Congress to repeal the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, but Democratic allies and Republican opponents alike are criticizing his approach. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Where to hold 9/11 trial? Not in NYC, some say 
    (AP)

AP – Where should the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks be tried? Not here, say New York City business and community leaders whose list of alternatives includes military bases, federal prisons and a 172-acre island in New York Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

US Marine comes home to help stricken Haiti 
    (AFP)

AFP – When Jean Cetoute joined the US Marines he never imagined he would be deployed back to his homeland of Haiti to help his fellow countrymen in their darkest hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Va. man arrested with arsenal, map of NY Army base 
    (AP)
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Jan 27

Obama proposing support for military families 
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Jan 26

Suicide bomb injures nine near US base in Kabul 
    (AFP)

AFP – A suicide bomber struck near a US military base in Kabul on Tuesday injuring at least nine Afghans, police and the NATO force said, just days ahead of a global summit on tackling a Taliban-led insurgency. Read the rest of this entry »

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