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International Forces Kill Taliban Insurgents Responsible for Shooting Down US Helicopter

In a Pentagon news conference on Wednesday, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said international forces killed the Taliban fighters that shot down a Chinook helicopter last weekend, killing 38 US and Afghan forces.

The top insurgent leader remains at large and other details are vague, but a statement from the International Security Assistance Force said, “After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens. The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture.”

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Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty

The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.

An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the deadly rampage, wanted capital punishment taken off the table. It has not yet been decided whether an insanity defense will be used.

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Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn, and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter
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Boeing Receives $35 Billion Military Contract

Boeing lands the $35 billion military contract to build 179 tankers. The battle for the contract was between Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. and many believed the later would come out with the contract but Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn stated that Boeing was the "clear win".

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$35 Billion Dollar Military Contract; Biggest In U.S. History

Predictions state that it will create about 50,000 new jobs that this country could really use right now. But what company will get it? Boeing Co. or Aeronautic Defence and Sapce Company?

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Defense Budget Cut? Republicans Say Yay

Through Republican good will to maintain their word to cut spending, the nations defense budget looks to be hit hard. Obama had proposed the budget for 2011 to be billions of dollars more than the republican lawmakers are willing to accept. Generals, Majors and even new recruits will feel the effect of the cut costs. In this era of history, should our defense budget be the first to be cut?

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