Rapid Fire 2010-03-31: Futenma Air Station

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* US commission grills US military, KBR over waste, drawdown of 100,000 contractors in Iraq. C-SPAN coverage | Panel members’ statements | Commission release | Washington Post | Business Week | CBS News * Updates RE: the sinking of the Pohang Class corvette Cheonan. * Japan tells US it is opposed to plan to move Futenma air station, home of about 2,000 US Marines, to a remote location on Okinawa island. Reuters | Wall Street Journal | Xinhua | AFP * UK upgrading all its Army Lynx helicopters to Lynx 9A configuration for Afghanistan. Program includes engines from its successor, the new AW159 Wildcat. * US Marines step back on Web 2.0 ban, will allow wider use. The US Army’s 82nd Airborne says that those tools really helped on the ground in Haiti [PDF]. * US coast Guard Commandant on the service’s C4IT strategic modernization plan. * Would you like camelina oil with that Warthog? USAF tests bio-fuel driven A-10 Thunderbolt II. USAF Video * UK report notes progress in Russia on securing weapons of mass destruction. Global Threat Reduction Programme report | MoD release * $13.5 million order. For FLIR, the future’s so BRITE, they gotta wear shades. * […]

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