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Cracks show in Turkey’s once dominant military

Posted June 11, 2012 by by Selcan Hacaoglu

These are unsettled times for the Turkish military, once the nation’s arbiter. The civilian government gutted its political power, hundreds of retired and active-duty officers are in jail on coup plot charges – and now military dissenters are lobbying on Facebook and Twitter for better pay and benefits. The campaign on social media provides a…

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

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Putin emphasizes military ties with Chinese VP Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized burgeoning military ties with China June 6 on the second day of a visit to his nation’s eastern neighbor. Putin told Vice President Xi Jinping that he and Chinese President Hu Jintao have vowed to expand military exchanges and he also recalled recent…

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News Briefs June 6, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,870 As of June 5, 2012, at least 1,870 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,554 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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NATO strikes overland transport deals

Posted June 5, 2012 by by Slobodan Lekic

NATO has concluded agreements with Central Asian nations allowing it to evacuate vehicles and other military equipment from Afghanistan and completely bypass Pakistan, which once provided the main supply route for coalition forces. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said June 4 that Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan had agreed to allow the reverse transport of alliance equipment….

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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U.S., India to resume search for missing in action

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The Department of Defense has announced that the the United States and India have agreed to resume remains recovery activities in parts of Northeastern India. The Department assesses that there are approximately 400 unaccounted-for service members from some 90 aircraft crashes in the area during World War II. “This is a critical step toward bringing…

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News Briefs June 4, 2012

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Drone crash caused by loss of coolant An Air Force investigative report says a Predator drone crashed in Afghanistan in January because of a loss of engine coolant. The aircraft and one air-to-ground Hellfire missile were destroyed on impact just outside a fence at Kandahar Air Base. There were no injuries or property damage. The…

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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

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Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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Boeing delivers final Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Australia

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Boeing delivered the sixth and final Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force May 2. “I would like to congratulate Boeing in achieving another key milestone in the delivery of the Wedgetail capability. 2 Squadron now has a full complement of aircraft and additional capability that will enable Initial…

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U.S. remains opposed to military action in Syria

Posted May 31, 2012 by by Anne Gearan

Shocking as it was, the massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers is unlikely to galvanize a military assault like last year’s campaign in Libya to oust Moammar Gadhafi. The killings, however, did provoke the strongest international condemnation the United States and other nations could muster. The U.S. joined more than a dozen nations in…

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