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Defense ministers from Asian and other nations have gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam for a regional security meeting. The Associated Press is reporting Defense Secretary Robert Gates is attending the two-day meeting of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where he will hold military talks with Chinese Gen. Liang Guanglie - the first between the countries in eight months after China cut off contact to protest a U.S. arms package for Taiwan.
The top two targets of the withering drone attacks in the tribal territories between Pakistan and Afghanistan --escaped. The News Online in Pakistan reports two al-Qaeda-linked terrorists of German origin , 27-year-old Mouneer Chouka alias Abu Adam and 25-year-old Yaseen Chouka alias Abu Ibrahim we're not killed in the attacks. Hailing from the suburb of Kessenich in Bonn, both are real brothers and believed to be leading a group of over 100 German militants who had traveled from Germany to the border areas of Pakistan in recent years, raising the latest security alert in Europe
A court-martial has been recommended for Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock. He's the first of 12 American soldiers charged with murdering Afghan civilians for sport Investigators at Morlock's initial hearing in the case didn't find enough evidence for him stand trial on three counts of premeditated murder. Morlock and fellow soldiers are accused of taking photos of corpses and keeping body parts as war trophies.
The U.S. apologized Wednesday for a recent helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers at an outpost near the Afghan border, saying American pilots mistook the soldiers for insurgents they were pursuing. The Associated Press reports the apology, which came after a joint investigation, could pave the way for Pakistan to reopen a key border crossing that NATO uses to ship goods into landlocked Afghanistan. Pakistan closed the crossing to NATO supply convoys in apparent reaction to the Sept. 30 incident.
Maj. Gen. Hernandez took over the new organization Oct. 1. He tells Federal News Radio his goals include making sure the workforce has the capabilities it needs and to better understand the Army's situational awareness.
The Navy awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to researchers to study the travel patterns of fish, bats, birds and insects, in hopes of creating robots that can navigate rough terrains.
Dave Wennergren is the new assistant deputy chief management officer for the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
The Military Times reports that the price tag of the GI Bill could halt improvements to the bill.
This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.
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A Senate Armed Services Committee report found the army of private contractors working for the U.S. in Afghanistan threatens the safety of American troops.