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U.S. Benchmarking Capabilities Against China, Russia, Dunford Says

Russia and China are near-peer competitors and the United States must benchmark military capabilities against these possible threats, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said at Duke University here last night.

SOP newswireCoalition offers reward for help in the return of kidnapped U.S. Soldier - BAGHDAD – Multi-National Force – The U.S. Government is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the recovery of kidnapped U.S. Army Specialist Ahmed Kousay Altaie who was abducted outside the International Zone in Baghdad October 23.
SOP newswireFour Servicemembers Die in Iraq, DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties - WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2006 – Two soldiers and a Marine were killed in Iraq yesterday, another Marine died today in western Iraq, and Defense Department officials have identified four servicemembers who died earlier this week.
SOP newswireSoldiers, Marine Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties - WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers and one Marine have died in Iraq, and the Defense Department has identified eight earlier casualties.
SOP newswireIraqi Tipping - Point Is It Working? - Last month, the Islamic world celebrated Ramadan. Unfortunately, extremist elements in Iraq — particularly in BaghdadU.S. service members and three times more Iraqi Security Forces were killed during October; in addition to scores of civilians. —
SOP newswireTen foreign fighter facilitators killed; Iraqi policeman rescued - BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Coalition Forces killed ten al-Qaeda terrorists associated with foreign fighter organizations today near Muqdadiyah and rescued a kidnapped Iraqi Policeman.
SOP newswireSenior leader visits troops in Diyala - BAQUBAH — The command sergeant major of Multi-National Corps – Iraq, visited Soldiers from 3rd Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Cavalry Division, Monday.
SOP newswireU.S. Army Tests Mobile Robotic Surgery - Washington -- A team of U.S. Army, telecommunications and surgical experts is using an unmanned aircraft and sophisticated communication tools to take the next step in making remote surgery, or telesurgery, a reality.
SOP newswireChuck Norris on special mission in Iraq - Any military promotion is an honorable (and memorable) experience, but how many service members can say they’ve been promoted by a four-star general? It’s a relatively short list.
SOP newswireIraqi Police detain suspects - WASHINGTON — Iraqi Police detained eight suspected insurgents from a government building in Fallujah this week, and Coalition Forces killed an al-Qaida assassination team there Oct. 31, military officials in Iraq reported.
SOP newswireONE TERRORIST KILLED, 15 DETAINED IN EARLY MORNING RAIDS - FOUND BALAD, Iraq — Coalition Forces killed a terrorist Sunday morning during a successful raid near al-Yusifiyah and discovered a very large weapons and explosives cache at a separate raid near Bayji in which Coalition Forces detained 15 suspected terrorists.
SOP newswireLand mines transiting near Iraq-Iran border - TIKRIT, Iraq – While on routine patrol in eastern Diyala Province, five kilometers from the Iraq-Iran border, Iraqi security forces intercepted six heavily loaded donkeys.
SOP newswireCoalition Forces kill assassination team - CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq- An Al Qaeda assassination team was killed by Coalition Forces in Fallujah Tuesday. Coalition snipers heard gunshots and quickly responded
SOP newswireIraqi Army Captures Bomb Makers; New Security Station Opens in Ramadi - BAGHDAD " Iraqi Police and Soldiers captured members of a bomb-making cell and several weapons caches over the weekend.
SOP newswireInternational Conference Addresses Current, Future Warfighter Challenges - WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2006 – An international conference under way in Athens is tapping into the best minds from 35 U.S. allies and partners to come up with better ways to work cooperatively to support current and future warfighter needs.
SOP newswireU.S., Iraqi Forces Reopen Baghdad Checkpoints - Washington -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s order for coalition forces to reopen strategic checkpoints around the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, is an example of the government’s commitment to confronting
SOP newswireCoalition Forces destroy terrorist IED factory - BAGHDAD — Coalition Forces launched an air strike on an IED factory early Wednesday morning South of Baghdad as they continue to dismantle the al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network. With the assistance of Iraqi citizens, Coalition Forces were able to locate and destroy
SOP newswireSlovakian Engineers destroy more than 27 tons of munitions - BAGHDAD — Slovakian engineers continue to make Iraq a safer place, and most notably they discovered, cleared and destroyed more than 27 tons of unexploded munitions in Al Quadisiyah province during Operation White Eagle II.
SOP newswireAir Force's Stealth Fighter Fleet Heads Toward Retirement - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., Oct. 31, 2006 " After 25 years of storied service, the F-117 Nighthawk, the Air Force's first stealth fighter, is about to retire.
SOP newswireCadet aquitted in court-martial - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFPN) -- A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was found not guilty of violating Article 120 (rape) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Oct. 27.
SOP newswireIraqi Army reopens water treatment facility - RAMADI — Iraqi Soldiers took a step closer to independence with the reopening of a water treatment facility at Camp Blue Diamond.
SOP newswireU.S., Iraqi leaders: Both countries committed to democratic Iraq - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President George W. Bush are committed to the security and prosperity of a democratic Iraq and the global fight against terrorism
SOP newswireIraqi Army Soldiers Discover Multiple Weapons Caches - Iraqi Army soldiers discovered multiple weapons caches during joint patrols with U.S. Army Paratroopers Oct. 21-22 in a village north of Samarra.
SOP newswireU.S. contractors improve Police facilities - ERBIL — Law enforcement is one of most urgently needed careers in Iraq, a country rife with insurgent, sectarian and criminal violence. The rush to recruit, train and equip the new Iraqi police forces has gone hand in hand with renovating facilities for offices, headquarters, and training centers, U.S. officials here said.
SOP newswireAir strikes thwart terrorist ambushes - BAGHDAD, Iraq — Coalition aircraft thwarted two separate terrorist ambushes as ground forces moved toward their objective early Sunday morning near Balad. Coalition Forces encountered terrorist activity on two separate occasions along their travel route. After positive identification
SOP newswireIraqi Army taking lead - BAGHDAD — With dawn still a couple of hours away from signaling the beginning of a new day, Iraqi army soldiers, along with a Multi-National Division – Baghdad Military Transition Team, departed from Forward
SOP newswireCENTAF releases airpower summary for Oct. 28 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Oct. 28.
SOP newswireAdd-on-armor team empowers engineers - CAMP LIBERTY — Maintenance personnel with the 16th Engineer Brigade have saved money, time and lives by adding armor to engineer construction equipment.
SOP newswireIraqi Army making waves on Euphrates - BAGHDAD — From a distance it looks like a classic summer scene: boaters enjoying an afternoon on the river, taking an occasional dip to cool from the sun. But that’s far from the real situation occurring on the Euphrates River near Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq.
SOP newswireOne Terrorist Killed, 10 Others Detained - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed a terrorist Saturday morning and detained an individual responsible for the movement of foreign fighters into Iraq during a raid south of Baghdad.
SOP newswireAir Force major works 'down under' in support of mission - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE RICHMOND, Australia (AFPN) -- While the air show here ended Oct. 22 and the C-17 Globemaster III crew from Hawaii headed back to their
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