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1 hr ago | Switched

Chinese Jet Flew Within 30 Feet Of U.S. Military Plane, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Arlington, VA, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force

5 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Portsmouth Startup Markets $10M 'Attack Helicopter Of The Sea' To DOD

An 18-person Portsmouth startup has built a futuristic stealth attack boat they are now shopping around to the Department of Defense.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John Sununu

7 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Find out what military equipment Shore towns gotFind out what...

Find out what military equipment Shore towns got More than half the value of military equipment going to N.J. law enforcement lands Monmouth, Ocean Check out this story on Since 2006, the Department of Defense has issued $8.8 million in tactical items to law enforcement in New Jersey Civil unrest in Missouri has ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, New Jersey, Middletown, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ

11 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

GAO: Obama Administration Broke Law With Bergdahl Swamp

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Bob Bergdahl and Jami Bergdahl as he delivers a statement about the release of their son, prisoner of war U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington May 31, 2014.


Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Army, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US News, Conservative Political News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Grenade Launchers, Helicopters, anda Popcorn Machines? Highlights of ...

The Department of Defense's 1033 program has allowed police departments across the country, including in Ferguson, Missouri, to acquire excess military equipment DOD is no longer using-including mine-resistant vehicles, planes, helicopters, machine guns, body armor, etc.


Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Navy

U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel and General...

Presenters: Presenters: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey August 21, 2014 As the U.S. Central Command continues to provide regular updates about our military support to Iraq and Kurdish forces, this afternoon, I want to say a few words about what this assistance has accomplished ... (more)


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett of Ruskin died after being "engaged by the enemy" in Afghanistan Wednesday, the Department of Defense said Thursday.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Florida, US News

Cybercast News Service

GAO: Defense Department 'Violated' Two Laws in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

The Government Accountability Office issued an opinion today that found the Obama Administration "violated" two laws when it ordered the transfer of five high profile Taliban commanders in exchange for Sgt.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US News

Hispanic Business

Space Data Association: SDA and U.S. Department of Defense Sign Space Situational Awareness Agreement

The is responsible for administering the SSA Data Sharing Program, which is intended to increase the safety, security, and sustainability of the space domain by enhancing space situational awareness through a series of basic and advanced services including anomaly resolution, collision avoidance, conjunction assessment, end of life disposal, ... (more)


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The Star

Lindsay Peak earns certification

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Member Relations Specialist Lindsay Peak recently completed the Center for Development of Security Excellence's JPAS/JCAVS Virtual Training for Security Professionals.


Related Topix: US News, US Military, Tyndall Air Force Base, US Air Force

Pacific Daily News

Military promises to return more land

The Department of Defense will keep its promise to reduce its land footprint on Guam by the time the military buildup is complete, DOD Undersecretary Robert Work said Tuesday during his visit here.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Madeleine Bordallo, Democrat, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, Andersen Air Force Base, US Governors, Eddie Calvo

Holtville Tribune

Statement by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and...

As the Department of Defense has now announced, earlier this summer the President authorized an operation to attempt the rescue of American citizens who were kidnapped and held by ISIL against their will in Syria.


Related Topix: US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014


U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Piracy News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

A look into federal documents show Lubbock County got $400K in military equipment

Rural law enforcement agencies in Lubbock County have received more than $400,000 in surplus military equipment through a program that, in light of the events in Missouri, is seen as contributing to the militarization of the nation's police force.


Related Topix: Lubbock County, TX, Lubbock, TX, US News

Vallejo Times-Herald

VPD acquires armored military truck for search, rescue operations

Lt. John Whitney talks about the Vallejo Police Department's new armored rescue vehicle, acquired through a Department of Defense program that supplies local law enforcement agencies with military gear.


Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, US News

Westport Now

Police Chief: Ensuring Police-Military Line Remains Clear

In the wake of national concerns about the militarization of police departments, an issue brought to the forefront by the police response to rioting in Ferguson, Mo., Westport Police Chief Dale Call weighed in on his department's receipt of military surplus over the years.


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Navy Times

Website seeks to connect Korea vets with original wartime photos

More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. A New York state-based project seeks to connect Korean Warw photos with the soldiers featured in them or their families.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Penfield, NY, Life, Veteran Affairs, Rochester, NY

News Max

Rush Limbaugh: Blame Defense Dept. for Militarization of Police

While press and politicos bewail the militarization of police, as seen in images from Ferguson, Missouri, showing military vehicles with mounted machine guns, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has an idea of who is to blame.


Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US News

Air Force Times

Mich. county considers missile defense system

Kalamazoo County officials will decide whether to ask the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a ballistic missile defense system at Fort Custer Training Center.


Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, Kalamazoo County, MI, US News, Kalamazoo, MI, US National Guard, US Military


Navy 'Leap Frogs' to Jump from Plane over Minn. State Capitol

Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota's Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plan to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.


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