Top Daily Stories for December 2010

Dec 8 2010

Commandant calls Joint Strike Fighter essential

San Diego Union - Wed, 2010-12-08 22:04
Gen. James Amos, the new commandant of the Marine Corps, said during a visit to San Diego that impending budget constraints will likely force him to make tough trade-offs between comforts for Marines on the home front and the weapons they need in battle.
Dec 8 2010

Inside the Ring

The Washington Times - Wed, 2010-12-08 18:30
U.S. intelligence agencies are working to track down an alarming report from inside North Korea revealing that the communist regime is secretly developing underwater nuclear torpedoes and mines.
Dec 8 2010

Office of Naval Research May Set Record, Showcase Railgun Applications in Test Top Stories - Wed, 2010-12-08 12:01
Senior Navy leaders will be on hand Dec. 10 at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division for a test of the Office of Naval Research's experimental Electromagnetic Railgun, the service's effort to evolve surface ship weapons.
Dec 7 2010

S. Korea to make islands near N. Korea 'fortresses'

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-12-07 09:04
South Korea's president promised Tuesday to transform five islands that lie along the tense maritime border with North Korea into "military fortresses" impervious to the kind of deadly attack the rival neighbor launched last month.
Dec 6 2010

Supreme Court deals with veterans' time limit on benefits

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-12-06 15:40
The Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with whether to enforce a deadline for military veterans who may have physical or mental problems to appeal the denial of benefits.
Dec 6 2010

Petraeus denies he thought of quitting Afghan post

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-12-06 13:38
General David H. Petraeus says he was surprised by Afghani President Hamid Karzai's recent criticism of U.S. military operations in his country, but he denied he considered resigning.
Dec 5 2010

Marine Corps expands infantry bomb dog program

San Diego Union - Sun, 2010-12-05 02:00
The Marine Corps is greatly expanding its experimental program that deploys infantrymen to combat zones with bomb-sniffing dogs, declaring it a successful component of the fight against the insurgents’ most lethal killer — homemade bombs dug into roads and footpaths.
Dec 2 2010

Nurses Top Honesty and Ethics List for 11th Year

Gallup - Thu, 2010-12-02 22:00
Nurses top other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics survey, and military officers earn the second-highest rankings. Lobbyists, car salespeople, and members of Congress got the lowest ratings.
Dec 2 2010

Navy to Christen LCS Fort Worth

Navy News from - Thu, 2010-12-02 20:21
The Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Fort Worth during a ceremony Dec. 4 at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis.
Dec 2 2010

Marines to Deploy with New Radio System

When the Marines deploy a tank company to Afghanistan this month, the tanks will have a new Forward Observer/Forward Air Controller radio configuration.


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