Top Daily Stories for October 2010

Oct 13 2010

Skelton to Gates: Don’t Make Me Angry

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2010-10-13 11:15
House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D., Mo.) sent a sharply worded letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, chastising him for failing to provide documents to justify the Pentagon's decision to shut the Virginia-based Joint Forces Command.

Oct 13 2010

Pirating of MV Izumi in the Somali Basin

Maritime News - Security - Wed, 2010-10-13 09:40
On the afternoon of 10 October, the owners of the Panama-flagged MV Izumi reported that they had received an automatically released distress signal indicating that the vessel was likely to be under pirate attack.
Oct 13 2010

Services Exceed 2010 Recruiting Goals

Navy News from - Wed, 2010-10-13 05:46
The Pentagon's top adviser on recruiting offered a positive assessment on Oct. 12 of the services' efforts to bring in new troops during fiscal 2010.
Oct 12 2010

U.S. intelligence agencies 'wasted' billions

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-10-12 19:07
U.S. intelligence agencies have wasted many billions of dollars by mismanaging secret, high-technology programs, the deputy chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence says.
Oct 12 2010

Judge orders stop to 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-10-12 14:45
A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the U.S. military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.
Oct 11 2010

Payoff seen in Afghan surge

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-10-11 19:32

The U.S. military is starting to see signs that the troop surge in Afghanistan is working on a timetable similar to the Iraq reinforcement campaign in 2007, according to an outside adviser and military sources.

"There are already some early

Oct 10 2010

Taliban meetings all talk, no action

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-10-10 19:42
The negotiations in Kabul between the Afghan government and the Taliban did little, and claims that they achieved a major breakthrough were inflated, participants and local analysts said.
Oct 10 2010

Gates reassures allies worried by China

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-10-10 16:57
The United States will back up small Asian nations who feel bullied by China and will insist on diplomatic solutions to territorial disputes among China and Pacific neighbors, U.S. officials said.
Oct 7 2010

Navy Tweaks Alignment of Forces

Navy News from - Thu, 2010-10-07 14:39
The Navy's top admiral has tweaked the chain of command to clarify the roles and responsibilities of some top brass.
Oct 7 2010

Russian military successfully tests new missile

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-10-07 08:27
The Russian navy on Thursday successfully test-fired an advanced ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, giving a boost to the nation's top weapons program that has been haunted by a string of failures.


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