Pentagon: Iran building, training militia in Syria
Washington Post – August 15, 2012
U.S. defense officials are accusing Iran of increased meddling in Syria, including efforts to bolster its flagging armed forces, who are weary after 18 months of war.
Israel has not decided on Iran strike: US defense chief
AFP – August 15, 2012
Israel has not yet decided whether to strike Iran over its suspect nuclear program, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, as Tehran dismissed the threat of an imminent attack.
Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair: Israel minister
Jeffery Heller, Reuters – August 15, 2012
War with Iran would probably turn into a month-long conflict on various fronts with missile strikes on Israeli cities and some 500 dead, Israel’s civil defense minister said in an interview published on Wednesday.
N.Korea may complete reactor next year: think tank
AFP – August 14, 2012
North Korea may finish work by late 2013 on a light-water reactor that could be used to support its nuclear weapons program, a US think tank said Tuesday.
Missile defense remains priority in plans to reduce military’s size, spending, say officials
Kenneth Kesner, Huntsville Times – August 14, 2012
Missile defense programs, to protect the U.S. homeland as well as American allies and troops around the world, remain a priority in Department of Defense plans to restructure and reduce forces and rein in spending after a decade of war on two fronts.
US military planning to set up storage depot in Phl
Jaime Laude, Philippine Star– August 15, 2012
The United States military is planning to set up a storage depot in the Philippine for their equipment and logistics from Afghanistan to support future disaster response or other contingency in the Asia-Pacific region, the US military press service said.