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NEW Flight Restrictions on all future F-22 Flights Due to Safety Concerns over Pilot’s Experiencing Oxygen Deprivation

WASHINGTON — Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts … Continue reading

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Quoting US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on why it’s so vital for the U.S. to maintain it’s military might

“If we can summon that spirit of leadership, service and sacrifice – and fight for what’s right – I believe that we can turn crisis into opportunity, and demonstrate to the world that this resilient American spirit will endure for … Continue reading

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Panetta Urges Congress to Undo Auto-Sequestration of the Military and Approve BRAC (Base Realignment and Closures)

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta urged Congress to undo an automatic $500 billion cut to defense spending due to go into effect next year, and made his case for two new rounds of military base realignments and closures. … Continue reading

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War games Postponed Amid Tensions w/ Iran

JERUSALEM — The Israeli and U.S. militaries have postponed large-scale war games, in part to avoid aggravating mounting tensions between the international community and Iran over its disputed nuclear program, Israeli defense officials said Monday. The missile defense exercise, dubbed … Continue reading

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Panetta Criticizes China for its lack of transparency, coupled with increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China Seas

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lashed out and criticized China for it’s secretive expansion of its military power. At a question-and-answer session with U.S. and Japanese troops at Yokota, Panetta said that despite coming budget cuts … Continue reading

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Inside Bin Laden’s Compound With SEAL Team 6

WASHINGTON — So much could have gone wrong as SEAL Team Six swept over Pakistan’s dark landscape, dropped down ropes into a compound lined by wall after wall, exchanged gunfire and confronted “Geronimo” face to face. The vital things went … Continue reading

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