Feb 28

Last living US WWI vet dies in W. Va. at age 110 
    (AP)

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Feb 26

Gates warns against Iraq, Afghanistan-style wars 
    (AFP)

AFP – Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned against committing the US military to big land wars in Asia or the Middle East, saying anyone proposing otherwise “should have his head examined.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

US Army ordered psy-ops on own lawmakers: report 
    (AFP)

AFP – The US Army ordered the illegal use of psychological operations to influence US lawmakers on the Afghanistan war, Rolling Stone magazine reported Thursday, forcing the US commander there to launch an inquiry. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Gates warns against Iraq, Afghanistan-style wars 
    (AFP)

AFP – Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned against committing the US military to big land wars in Asia or the Middle East, saying anyone proposing otherwise “should have his head examined.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Gov't asks court to uphold 'don't ask, don't tell' 
    (AP)
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Feb 26

US Air Force tanker award set to be announced 
    (AFP)

AFP – The US Defense Department is set to announce the winner of a $35 billion Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract fought over by Boeing and European rival EADS for nearly a decade. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

US to announce tanker decision Thursday 
    (AFP)

AFP – The United States will announce Thursday the winner of a $35 billion US Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract contested by Airbus and Boeing, the Defense Department said. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Tanker victory spells risks for Boeing 
    (AFP)

AFP – Boeing’s triumph over European rival EADS for a major US Air Force tanker contract poses risks amid defense spending cutbacks and multiple delays to its commercial projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

US

AFP – Long billed as “The Air Capital of the US,” but languishing in the current economy, residents of Wichita got a shot in the arm as the US Air Force announced Boeing had won a $30 billion contract for mid-air refuelers, beating out European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co, parent of Airbus. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Future Iraq-like invasions unlikely: Gates 
    (AFP)

AFP – It is unlikely that the United States will again invade a foreign country like it did in Iraq or Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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