Sep 8

Senator Kyl says opposes any new defense cuts 

Reuters – Senator Jon Kyl, a Republican member of the “super committee” deficit-reduction panel in Congress on Thursday said he would quit the panel if new defense spending cuts are considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 7

Military raises alert level ahead of September 11 

Reuters – The Pentagon on Wednesday raised the alert level at military bases, most of them domestic, ahead of the 10th anniversary commemorations of the September 11, 2001, attacks on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 2

Appeals court asked to vacate

Reuters – Obama administration lawyers asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to vacate a judgment declaring “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” unconstitutional now that the ban on openly gay men and women in the military is about to be repealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

U.S. and Iraq talking but no F-16 deal yet 

Reuters – Washington and Baghdad have made significant progress on a deal for Iraq to buy Lockheed Martin F-16 warplanes but do not have a signed contract, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

China media dismiss Pentagon

Reuters – China’s state news agency on Thursday condemned a Pentagon report on China’s growing military might, calling its account of Beijing’s weapons modernization drive an alarmist “cock-and-bull story.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

North Korea's Kim, Medvedev hold nuclear talks 

Reuters – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met at a Siberian military base on Wednesday for talks the Kremlin said would focus on Pyongyang’s nuclear program and economic ties. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Turkey says 90-100 Kurd rebels killed in northern Iraq raids 
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Aug 10

China launches first aircraft carrier on maiden sea trial 

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Aug 10

Grand jury indicts U.S. private in Fort Hood plot 

Reuters – A Texas grand jury on Tuesday indicted an Army private accused of plotting to kill soldiers from the Fort Hood military base with a homemade bomb, setting the stage for a trial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 7

Abu Ghraib abuse ringleader Graner released from prison 

Reuters – The soldier who orchestrated abuses of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison was released on Saturday after serving more than six years in a Kansas military prison barracks, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said. Read the rest of this entry »

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