Mar 23

Iraq suicide bomber kills 25, wounds 45 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Kurdish funeral in the volatile and ethnically mixed province of Diyala in northern Iraq on Monday, killing 25 people and wounding 45, police said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 595 
    (AP)

AP – As of Friday, March 20, 2009, at least 595 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 Friday at 10 a.m. EDT. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

US Army will end extended tours for soldiers 
    (AFP)

AFP – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the US Army will effectively end within two years the unpopular practice of forcing soldiers to serve beyond their enlistment date, in a break with the former Bush administration. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Gates opposes Boeing, EADS splitting tanker contract 
    (AFP)
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Mar 18

Gates recommends admiral as NATO commander 
    (AFP)

AFP – US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday he has recommended the nomination of Admiral James Stavridis to be the next NATO supreme commander. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

In test, US intercepts short-range missile 
    (AFP)

AFP – The US military successfully shot down a short-range ballistic missile near Hawaii in a test of its ground-based missile defense system, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Sexual assaults reports rise in US military 
    (AFP)

AFP – The number of reports of sexual assault rose by eight percent in 2008 in the US military, and spiked by more than 25 percent in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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