US airstrikes kill AQAP fighters in southern Yemen. Long War Journal reports: 'The US killed several members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) during airstrikes in an area of southern Yemen, according to reports from the region. Four AQAP fighters were killed yesterday in an airstrike in a mountain pass in the southern province of Abyan, according to Aden Online. Witnesses claimed the strike was carried out by "American military air craft." ...' Read the rest at the link.
Turkish seismic ship to leave for East Med. Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said a Turkish seismic exploration vessel will depart for the eastern Mediterranean on Friday, following a gas exploration deal with Turkish Cyprus.
Post-DADT, Marines step up to the plate. A funny thing happened when Tony Jenkins, executive director of a gay community center in Tulsa, invited military recruiters to his center. Via Information Dissemination, the New York Times: 'The Marines were the service most opposed to ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, but they were the only one of five invited branches of the military to turn up with their recruiting table and chin-up bar at the center Tuesday morning. ...'