A Nov. 1 attack was the first time Iran has attempted to hit an unmanned US aircraft. It is unclear whether the Iranians intended to shoot down the drone, but the Pentagon's 'working assumption' is that they did.
An Iranian warplane fired at least twice at a US spy drone 16 miles off the coast of Iran, says a Pentagon official. It was the first time an US Predator drone was shot at in international airspace over the Gulf.
A House subcommittee hears testimony of 'horrific' conditions at the US-funded Dawood Military Hospital in Afghanistan, including bribery and surgery without anesthesia. Retired officers say there was an attempt to block an investigation.
Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh told Panetta of the decision during a meeting at his ministry, where they discussed the US strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region, and its implications for their growing military ties.