Jul 28

China's military cautiously tries out new openness 

Reuters – The Chinese soldiers shot down targets, overpowered black-clad terrorists and then lined up at attention in front of journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Senate votes to stop production of F-22 jet 

Reuters – The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to stop production of the F-22 fighter plane, handing President Barack Obama a victory as he tries to rein in defense spending. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

UK should hold troop levels in Afghanistan: general 

Reuters – Britain should maintain its current troops levels in Afghanistan and may need to deploy more soldiers for up to 18 months until the Afghan army can take on greater responsibility, the head of the army said on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rep. Murtha believes F22 deal can be reached 

Reuters – Congress and the Obama administration can still strike a deal on funding new F-22 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp despite a presidential threat to veto military spending legislation, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Senator temporarily drops bid to kill F-22 funds 

Reuters – Senator Carl Levin on Wednesday temporarily withdrew a bid to kill $1.75 billion in funding for more F-22 fighter jets in a massive defense spending bill but senators leading the charge vowed they would try again soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 9

Afghanistan says 14 H1N1 cases on U.S. military base 

Reuters – Fourteen new cases of the H1N1 flu virus have been reported among U.S. citizens on the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, the Afghan Health Ministry said on Wednesday, the second confirmed cases in three months. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 6

Seven U.S. troops killed as Afghan violence flares 

Reuters – Seven U.S. soldiers were killed in attacks across Afghanistan on Monday, including four in one bombing in the north, amid a spike in violence as the U.S. military pushed ahead with a big new offensive, officials said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 6

Suicide blast kills 2 Afghans outside foreign base 

Reuters – A suicide car bomber killed at least two civilians in an attack outside a major international military base on Monday in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, a Taliban stronghold, army officials said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Top general warns against ending F-22 fighter 

Reuters – A top Air Force general, swerving from the Pentagon leadership, said ending production of Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-22 Raptor fighter jet, as proposed by President Barack Obama, would put current U.S. military strategy at high risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Afghan insurgent violence accelerates in 2009 

Reuters – Insurgent violence in Afghanistan has accelerated sharply alongside the arrival of new U.S. troops, reaching its highest level since 2001 just last week, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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