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NATO declares missile defense system operational

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

During its first session at the 25th NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, the alliance’s senior governing body declared operational the missile defense system it endorsed at its November 2010 summit in Lisbon, Portugal, NATO’s secretary general said. During a news conference following the North Atlantic Council session, Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the accomplishment as…

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Pentagon details decisions NATO faces at Chicago summit

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

NATO leaders and those of partner nations will finalize major decisions about Afghanistan and the future of the alliance during the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, George Little, acting assistant secretary of...

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Odierno: Sequestration could lead to hollow Army

Posted May 18, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

It's possible the Army could be cut to 400,000 if the sequestration option spelled out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect, the Army's chief of staff said May 17. The Army is already planning on...

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NATO general outlines summit topics, alliance changes

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

NATO’s plan for military operations in Afghanistan up to and beyond 2014 will be the top agenda item at the organization’s May 20-21 summit in Chicago, a senior NATO official said. Afghan forces are to take...

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Navy commissions Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego

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The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m., PDT, ceremony May 19 in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego...

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Commander seeks better military-to-military relations with China

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Chinese and American officials recognize the importance of good, uninterrupted military-to-military relations, and the commander of U.S. Pacific Command will do what he can to further that goal. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III spoke about his new command and the importance he places in building the U.S. military relationship with China during a recent…

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Test pilots provide unique training to Aggressors

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Test pilots from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a training course at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 23 through 27, teaching 18th Aggressor Squadron aviators to harness the power of the F-16...

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B-1 aircrews make history by employing laser JDAMS

Posted May 17, 2012 by by A1C Hrair H. Palyan

B-1 Lancer aircrews from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16.

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Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Robert Burns

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta May 15 ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts to figure out why some F-22 pilots have experienced dizziness and other symptoms of an oxygen shortage…

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Army ‘moving toward’ opening combat arms to women

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Army leaders are asking whether – and how – to open infantry and armor ranks to women, the service’s senior soldier said May 16. Officers in charge of training and force development are now gathering data to help answer those questions, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told reporters during a Pentagon briefing….

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