U.S. military snipers are changing warfare - USA Today "When Marine Sgt. Jonathan Charles' unit arrived in Afghanistan, the American troops faced an entrenched enemy that picked a fight with the Marines almost every time they stepped off base."
House panel opposes base closings, Tricare hikes - The Virginian-Pilot "The Obama administration's requests for two rounds of base closings and higher health fees for some military retirees are running into strong resistance from leaders of the House Armed Services Committee."
Sailor gets life sentence for rape guilty plea - Stars and Stripes "A Guam-based sailor pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Guam Superior Court after admitting to repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl."
U.S. military embraces robots with greater autonomy - Reuters "The unattended steering wheel on the 15-ton military truck jerked sharply back and forth as the vehicle's huge tires bounced down a rain-scarred ravine through mounds of mine rubble on a rugged hillside near Pittsburgh."
Does a military solution for Somali piracy work? - The Christian Science Monitor "Somali pirate attacks have dropped, from 45 in 2010 to 24 in 2011, but there's no evidence that more naval patrols and aggressive private security firms are actually keeping pirates ashore."