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'Always Hope': Search Goes on in Black Hawk Crash

Some remains recovered; military searches for those presumed lost

(Newser) - All 11 soldiers and Marines on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in heavy fog off the Florida Panhandle Tuesday night are presumed lost, but officials stress that they are still engaged in a search-and-rescue mission that will go on for as long as necessary. There were definitely... More »

Human Remains Found in Black Hawk Crash Off Florida

7 Marines, 4 National Guard soldiers presumed dead

(Newser) - Eleven military personnel are missing after an Army helicopter crashed last night during a training exercise in the Florida Panhandle, and an anonymous official tells the AP they are presumed dead. "We have found some human remains," Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland tells NBC News . Seven... More »

6 Americans Dead in Afghan Helicopter Crash

1 survivor as Black Hawk goes down in Zabul province

(Newser) - Six US service members were killed today when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, US and NATO officials said. One person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived, two US defense officials said. The aircraft was an Army helicopter from an Army unit, but officials have not... More »

Big Winner in Immigration Plan: Defense Firms

Calls for specific equipment could bring companies tens of millions

(Newser) - The defense industry must be loving the Senate's highly particular new Mexican border security plan. Under the legislation, the Border Patrol needs to purchase six Northrop Grumman airborne radar systems—each at $9.3 million; 15 Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters, which go for about $17 million; eight American Eurocopter... More »

US Arms Sales Hog 75% of Global Market

Washington's overseas sales tripled last year

(Newser) - America's weapon sales abroad last year skyrocketed to $66.3 billion, triple the 2010 figure of $21.4 billion, according to a nonpartisan report. US sales accounted for more than three-quarters of the $85.3 billion market and marked a record high for sales in a year, blowing away... More »

7 Americans Killed in Afghan Copter Crash

Taliban claims responsibility

(Newser) - The Taliban is taking credit for a NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed seven Americans today. A rep for the group says it shot down the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in Kandahar province this morning. Three members of Afghanistan's security forces also died in the crash, along with a... More »

4 Americans Feared Dead in Afghan Chopper Crash

Black Hawk goes down in the south

(Newser) - A US Black Hawk helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today, and four Americans aboard are feared dead, reports CNN . The crash occurred during bad weather, though it's too early to rule out enemy fire as a cause, says a defense official. Only the four Americans were on the Army... More »

How the bin Laden Raid Almost Went Horribly Wrong

Officials give AP a detailed recounting of what really happened

(Newser) - SEAL Team 6 had an elaborate plan for the Osama bin Laden raid—and it evaporated pretty much immediately. The plan had called for a pincher attack, with one team of SEALs entering the house from the roof, and another from the courtyard, sources tell the AP in an exclusive... More »

Helicopter Goes Down, Killing 14

Black Hawk crashes north of Baghdad, killing 14

(Newser) - An American helicopter crashed in northern Iraq today, killing all 14 soldiers aboard, reports CNN. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was one of two performing a night operation when it went down in the area around Tikrit, north of Baghdad, the US military said in a statement. More »

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