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High-tech cargo airship being built in California

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — The massive blimp-like aircraft flies but just barely, hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight testing south of Los Angeles.


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Panetta: Complete background checks by Jan. 21

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is giving the Defense Department and the military services until Jan. 21 to review the backgrounds of all employees in contact with children in department programs and to report back in writing.


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Military begins planning for massive budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department says it has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal.


Soldier from Glendora killed in Afghanistan

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The Department of Defense says a 26-year-old soldier on his third deployment to Afghanistan has been killed by an explosive. The News Tribune says Kenneth Wade Bennett, of Glendora, Calif., was […]


US military flying power equipment to storm area

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department says it is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore power to the millions of homes and businesses […]


Service members file lawsuit alleging sex assaults

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in San Francisco alleging current and former members of the U.S. military were sexually assaulted while serving. The women filing the lawsuit on […]


Pentagon checking SEAL raid book for secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon said Monday it is reviewing a copy of a soon-to-be-published account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, checking for leaks of classified information. Pentagon spokesman George Little said […]




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