Top Daily Stories for October 2011

Oct 6 2011

Somalia the focus of covert U.S. anti-terror war

Deutsche Welle - Thu, 2011-10-06 08:31
A bombing by al Qaeda-linked militants in Mogadishu this week highlights the growing Islamist threat in Somalia. The United States, however, is well aware of the threat and is fighting a covert war against it.
Oct 5 2011

S. Korea Says New Base Will Not Host U.S. Warships

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2011-10-05 17:51
South Korean defense officials say a controversial proposed naval base, off the southern coast on Jeju island, will not allow permanent stationing of U.S. naval vessels.
Oct 5 2011

Navy Releases Selective Early Retirement Results Top Stories - Wed, 2011-10-05 16:01
Results from the Fiscal Year 2012 Selective Early Retirement Board have been approved and notifications are complete.
Oct 5 2011

General: Army has a discipline problem

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-10-05 12:19
Soldier discipline has deteriorated to the point that it risks becoming "cancerous," the Army's top general in Europe said Wednesday.
Oct 5 2011

Navy names newest littoral combat ship

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-10-05 09:25
One of the Navy’s new littoral combat ships will bear the name of the city of Jackson, Miss.
Oct 4 2011

U.S. Defense Policy Board Gets New Members

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-10-04 16:24
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright have joined the influential Defense Policy Board.
Oct 4 2011

USS Cole bomb suspect to be arraigned Oct. 26

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-10-04 16:17
The Pentagon says a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the Norfolk-based destroyer Cole will be arraigned Oct. 26 before a military judge at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
Oct 4 2011

Two more get life terms for yacht hijacking

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-10-04 16:11
A Somali pirate leader and an armed guard aboard a yacht where all four Americans aboard were killed off the coast of Africa were sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.
Oct 4 2011

Support grows in Congress for Guard seat on JCS

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-10-04 16:05
Sixty-one senators — more than enough to overcome any parliamentary roadblock — are now cosponsors of legislation that would give the National Guard a seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Oct 4 2011

Coast Guard CWO convicted at court-martial

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-10-04 15:23
A chief warrant officer who led Coast Guard Station Gulfport (Mississippi) until last year has been convicted in court-martial proceedings in New Orleans and is leaving the service.


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