Top Daily Stories for June 2010

Jun 30 2010

CO Norfolk Naval Shipyard Relieved Due to 'Loss of Confidence' Top Stories - Tue, 2010-06-29 23:00
The commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNS) was relieved of command by Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) due to "loss of confidence" in his ability to command June 30.
Jun 30 2010

Drones, Not So Much. F-16s? Yes, Please.

At War - Tue, 2010-06-29 23:00
Video of F-16 fighter aircraft roaring through the skies figures prominently in the Pakistan air force's inspirational anthems.
Jun 29 2010

Golden Blessing Hijacked in the Gulf of Aden

Maritime News - Security - Tue, 2010-06-29 17:42
In the early hours of 28 June, pirates took control of the MV Golden Blessing approximately 90 nautical miles off the northern Somali coast. On notification from
Jun 29 2010

Shining a Light on Pentagon?s ?Black Budget?

The Wall Street Journal - - Mon, 2010-06-28 23:00
The defense budget gets a lot of scrutiny as it works its way through Congress, but there?s one part of the request that typically gets less press: The "black budget," which covers classified military programs.
Jun 29 2010


Foreign Policy - Mon, 2010-06-28 23:00
Is Hamid Karzai worth the fight in Afghanistan? We'd better learn the answer soon -- or give up the counterinsurgency game.
Jun 28 2010

I Don't Want to Hold Your Hand

Foreign Policy - Sun, 2010-06-27 23:00
How Saudi Arabia and the United States have grown apart.
Jun 28 2010

Abdullah's No Reformer

Foreign Policy - Sun, 2010-06-27 23:00
Those who predicted the Saudi monarch would bring real change to the kingdom had it wrong. His real goal has been to tighten his family's grip on power.
Jun 28 2010

McChrystal-Karzai Relationship Steers the News in Afghanistan

At War - Sun, 2010-06-27 23:00
Afghan newspapers suggest that General McChrystal's support for President Karzai's decisions could have been a factor in President Obama's decision to switch pull the switch on American leaders.
Jun 27 2010

Engine Troubles Lay Up USCG Cutter Polar Sea

Maritime News - Vessels - Sat, 2010-06-26 23:00
The U.S. Coast Guard announced an unexpected engine casualty aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the service's three polar icebreakers.
Jun 24 2010

The Karzai Factor

Foreign Policy - Wed, 2010-06-23 23:00
The Afghan president just lost his best friend in the U.S. government. And he's not happy about it.


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