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  • 5 May 2009

    US Navy Vessel Recalled After Swine Flu Outbreak

    The US Navy has postponed an aid mission to the South Pacific after nearly 50 sailors began showing symptoms of the H1N1 virus. The California-based USS Dubuque had been preparing...

  • 30 April 2009

    Arming Crews Could Help Fight Pirates

    Richard Phillips, the US ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates, told Congress on Thursday that he thought arming some members of commercial ship crews could help beat back pirate...

  • 30 April 2009

    UK and Australia Commit More Troops to Afghanistan

    Following the withdrawal of British forces in Iraq, the UK government has announced that it will increase its presence in Afghanistan. At the same time the Australian Department of Defence...

  • 29 April 2009

    UK Begins Post-Combat Mission in Iraq

    Having already drawn down the divisional headquarters a month ago, the UK forces have handed over command to US forces and begun withdrawal - marking the transition from a combat...

  • 26 April 2009

    US Military Issues Swine Flu Caution

    The US military has identified the outbreak of swine flu as 'not a pandemic at this time' but has issued a worldwide caution to military personnel to be on the...

  • 26 April 2009

    Joint Forces Sign Charter to Standardise Equipment

    The first big step towards achieving commonality and interoperability of expeditionary basing equipment amongst the joint forces has come a step closer after logistics chiefs gathered to sign the joint...

  • 21 April 2009

    US to Create Cybersecurity Military Command

    The Obama administration plans to create a new military command to focus on Pentagon computer networks and offensive capabilities in cyberwarfare, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing current...

  • 21 April 2009

    Behaviour Studies Could Enhance Simulator Capabilities

    Scientists in the US Defence Department's Modelling and Simulation Coordination Office (MSCO) are looking to improve irregular warfare techniques by studying human social and cultural behaviours. The MSCO believes that...

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