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Russia, China boost arms spending

Posted April 18, 2012 by by Malin Rising

The global financial crisis hit military spending in the U.S. and Europe last year, while Russia and China kept increasing their spending on weapons, a leading think-tank said April 17. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says budget cuts kept worldwide military expenditures nearly flat at 0.3 percent in 2011, marking an end to an…

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Boeing, EVA Air announce order for three 777s

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Boeing and Taipei-based EVA Air May 8 finalized an order for three 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order also includes purchase rights for an additional four airplanes. “The 777-300ER is the flagship of our long-haul fleet and will play an important role in growing our global operations,” said Chang Kuo-wei, president of EVA Air. “The…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

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ISAF aircraft makes forced landing in Afghanistan

Posted June 21, 2012 by

An International Security Assistance Force aircraft made a forced landing in eastern Afghanistan June 21, military officials reported. ISAF is investigating the incident, officials said. Initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area. All personnel on the aircraft were recovered and there were no civilian or ISAF fatalities, officials said. In other…

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Counter-IED teams locate roadside bombs using ‘metal detectors on steroids’

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Sgt. Christopher McCullough

The joint Afghan National Army-U.S. forces counter improvised explosive device team of seven soldiers walked down the dusty rural road in...

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Carter addresses Joint Strike Fighter program

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Many countries that are partnering with the United States in the F-35 joint strike fighter program will have a role to play in the aircraft’s assembly, but the U.S. government will not decide which country does what, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in Tokyo, Japan, July 21. During a press conference with Japanese…

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News Briefs – August 14, 2012

Posted August 15, 2012 by staff

Pakistan military plans to open new front   Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Pakistani military has indicated that it plans to begin combat operations soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that is a haven for al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani militants. Speaking to The Associated Press in his Pentagon office Aug. 13, Panetta…

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North Koreans threaten to nullify 1953 armistice agreement

Posted March 6, 2013 by Jim Garamone

North Korea has threatened to nullify the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. The North Korean rhetoric appears to be in response to threatened United Nations sanctions that may be put in place following the Feb. 12 North Korean test of a nuclear weapon, DOD officials said. The North Korean Central News Agency quoted…

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News Briefs March 27, 2012

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Air Force Academy gets $3.6M artificial turf airstrip The Air Force Academy has a new landing strip for its glider planes carpeted with more than 1.3 million square feet of artificial turf. The school unveiled the $3.6 million installation March 20. It’s the equivalent of about 23 NFL football fields or 16 MLS soccer fields….

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News Briefs April 24, 2012

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Military chief: Israel increases covert operations Israel’s military chief of staff says he has ordered his forces to step up covert operations in enemy countries. Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz made the remarks April 22 in an interview published in Israel’s Yediot Ahronot daily. “You almost won’t find a point in time where something isn’t happening…

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