Top Daily Stories for October 2011

Oct 28 2011

U.S. troops to be moved from Kandahar

Washington Post - War Zones - Fri, 2011-10-28 12:08
The U.S. military is planning to start withdrawing troops from this volatile southern city, shifting them instead to neighboring rural areas even as the Taliban shows it is capable of penetrating the city to attack.
Oct 28 2011

NATO Declares Oct. 31 End to Libya Mission

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-10-28 11:24
Despite calls from the country's new rulers for air patrols to continue until the end of the year, NATO has decided to end its seven-month mission in Libya on Oct. 31.
Oct 28 2011

Australia calls for tougher anti-piracy action in Indian Ocean

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-10-28 04:13
Australia called on Friday for tougher action against piracy in the Indian Ocean and announced it would host an international conference next year to help tackle the growing problem.
Oct 27 2011

Keel Laid for Future USS Milwaukee

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-10-27 20:15
Workers at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis., authenticated the keel for LCS 5, the future USS Milwaukee, during a ceremony Oct. 27, recognizing the beginning of the ship's construction.
Oct 27 2011

Gen. Dunford: Cuts risk Marines' war-fighting missions

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-10-27 19:51
The assistant commandant says cutting the Corps to 150,000 Marines, as some analysts project, would mean it could not fulfill its mission during war, or respond adequately to crises and humanitarian disasters.
Oct 27 2011

U.S. considers unusual arms deal for Turkey

Reuters - Thu, 2011-10-27 16:55
The Obama administration is consulting Congress on a proposal to transfer Marine Corps attack helicopters to Turkey, officials said, as Ankara tries to exact revenge for a major attack by Kurdish separatists.
Oct 27 2011

After 50 years, Navy resumes airship program

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-10-27 16:47
The first Navy airship commissioned in 50 years had its public debut Wednesday in Lakehurst, the scene of so much history in lighter-than-air flight—and a center for its potential renaissance.
Oct 27 2011

Pentagon personnel chief Stanley steps down

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-10-27 13:30
Clifford Stanley has resigned in the midst of an Inspector General investigation of his performance as undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness.
Oct 27 2011

U.S. quietly assumes military posture in Africa

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-10-27 13:24
The United States, using Special Forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid, is combating a growing, multifaceted security threat in Africa, focusing on Somalia.
Oct 27 2011

SecDef skeptical on North Korea talks

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2011-10-27 06:35
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he was skeptical about the fate of the latest diplomatic push with North Korea and called on China to pressure Pyongyang more over its nuclear programs.


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