Episode #146: Bi-Weekly News Roundup for Aug. 10, 2012

In  our news roundup for Friday, August 10:

Last week Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East to discuss regional security issues including the Syrian conflict and the Iranian nuclear program.

Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto visited the Pentagon to discuss safety concerns following the deployment of several Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft to Okinawa.

The flight restrictions placed on the F-22 Raptor following apparent hypoxia-like symptoms in some pilots will be lifted. The restrictions will be phased out following a successful investigation by the U.S. Air Force.

This year marks the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. The Defense Secretary and South Korean Ambassador Choi-Young Jin honored Korean War veterans at a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

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