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  • Taliban leader exits group over civilian deaths

    PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban says he is splitting from the group to protest attacks against civilians. read full article ...
  • Civil War-era sub begins new restoration phase

    The H.L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine, sealed its place in history on a February night in 1864 when it became the world's first sub to sink an enemy warship in combat. Then its own fate was sealed when it sank mysteriously to the bottom of the oce...
  • Coast Guard cadets begin Swab Summer'

    NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Coast Guard Academy is set to welcome the most diverse class of new cadets in its history. read full article ...
  • Gates sees shifts in Afghanistan strategy

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. strategy in Afghanistan will gradually shift in the direction of counterterrorism, which is limited primarily to targeting militant leaders, as force levels are reduced, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview. ...
  • Obama gave commanders leeway on July pullout

    WASHINGTON — In promising a U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan will begin in July, President Obama is permitting his commanders to decide critical details, including the number of troops to depart first and whether any of those will be combat fo...
  • Pentagon sending $45M in equipment to Somalia

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending nearly $45 million in military equipment, including four small drones, to Uganda and Burundi to help battle the escalating terror threat in Somalia. read full article ...
  • Sub CO flouted security rules, lost command

    Cmdr. Michael Varney had a spotless career. The 45-year-old submariner led rebuilding efforts in a dangerous province of Afghanistan, earned a Bronze Star and was the commander of the attack submarine Connecticut, successfully leading the Seawolf-class su...
  • Ensign honored for thwarting 2009 robbery

    Marine Sgt. Sean Barner and a friend were returning to a birthday party at a College Park, Ga., apartment after going outside to get some fresh air when they saw the attendees sitting silently in the living room. read full article ...
  • F-35s resume flight ops after software glitch

    Flying operations for the Navy’s Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter test program resumed Thursday after a six-day suspension to fix a software problem. read full article ...
  • First deployment for Port Royal since grounding

    SAN DIEGO — The cruiser Port Royal, which grounded on a Hawaii coral reef two years ago and then had to get its hull reworked following extensive repairs, is leaving Friday on a scheduled independent deployment to the Middle East and the Western Pac...
  • Eye doctors salvage sight in war zone

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Spc. Joshua Pederson was manning his armored vehicle's revolving gun turret when insurgents peppered the hulking truck with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. read full article ...
  • F-35C hits goal on path to carrier-based testing

    The last of three F-35C Lightning II test planes arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., on June 3, the last major milestone before some of the planes relocate to New Jersey for testing before they attempt one of the most complex feats in aviati...
  • Foiling Kabul attacks begins far from capital

    KHOSHI, Afghanistan — The hilly stretch of highway south of Kabul offers a picturesque view of Afghanistan's jagged mountains topped with silvery traces of ice. But the road could also spell trouble for the Afghan capital. read full arti...
  • U.S. stopped North Korea ship bound for Myanmar

    WASHINGTON — The Navy forced a North Korean ship on its way to Myanmar to return home after a standoff two weeks ago, The New York Times reported Sunday. read full article ...
  • Libyan rebels claim resurgence; gov't denies

    MISRATA, Libya — From the east and west, working with NATO air strikes, resurgent rebels battled Libyan government forces on Sunday at flashpoints along the Mediterranean coast, rebel commanders reported. The government said their victory claims were ...
  • NATO at the crossroads after Gates speech

    PARIS — Created as a bulwark against Soviet expansion, NATO is facing an identity crisis as its members grapple with just how much its long and often-unpopular mission in Afghanistan and its new air campaign in Libya size up as national interests &#...
  • Aviator bonuses fall as system is overhauled

    Aviation bonuses are taking a dive this summer as high retention has forced the Navy to reconfigure how it pays pilots and naval flight officers to stay. read full article ...
  • Navy sees steady decline in courts-martial

    Despite a stream of headline-grabbing disciplinary issues, the Navy has over the past decade seen a steady decline in the number of sailors who have faced the most serious court-martial proceedings. read full article ...
  • Votel takes command of JSOC

    Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel assumed command of Joint Special Operations Command from Vice Adm. William H. “Bill” McRaven in a 3 p.m. ceremony held Friday at Fort Bragg, N.C., according to U.S. Special Operations Command. read full articl...
  • House panel recommends Navy procurement cuts

    House appropriators have recommended lopping $1.7 billion off the Navy’s 2012 procurement request of $45 billion, according to budget documents obtained by Navy Times. read full article ...

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