Top Daily Stories for October 2011

Oct 15 2011

China and Vietnam to work on military ties

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-10-15 00:22
China and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen military cooperation, increase contacts and establish a hotline for the two defense ministries, in a bid to cool tensions.
Oct 14 2011

Britain's Defense Minister Quits in Scandal

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-10-14 10:50
British Defense Minister Liam Fox resigned on Friday amid a furor over his friendship with a businessman with defense interests.
Oct 14 2011

War Injury With a Big Impact: Plain Old Headache

At War - Fri, 2011-10-14 10:24
A new study from Johns Hopkins University says headaches have been a leading cause of attrition in units deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oct 14 2011

France Used Infrared-Guided Missile in Libya

Aviation Week - Fri, 2011-10-14 04:50
The French air force is acknowledging the entry into service of an infrared-guided version of the AASM air-to-ground weapon air-to-ground weapon, used in Libya for the first time.
Oct 14 2011

Congress Nixes Light-Attack Aircraft Proposal

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-10-14 04:31
U.S. lawmakers continue to reject the Pentagon's attempts to deploy light-attack aircraft to Afghanistan as part of a combat experiment.
Oct 13 2011

Admiral sees more need for SEALs as wars end

San Diego Union - Thu, 2011-10-13 20:20
A SEAL commander from Coronado said the Navy’s elite sea-air-land fighters will be more in demand, not less, after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end.
Oct 13 2011

CG's Stratton Sails for Home

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2011-10-13 20:10
The third of eight planned national security cutters, Stratton, bid farewell to the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyards last week.
Oct 13 2011

Navy Celebrates 236th Birthday Top Stories - Thu, 2011-10-13 18:01
U.S. Navy personnel attended a birthday celebration honoring the Navy's 236th year of establishment at the Pentagon, Oct. 13.
Oct 13 2011

Panetta warns of retreat in Africa due to budget cuts

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-10-13 13:35
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday that mandatory defense cuts will force the Pentagon to reduce its presence in some trouble spots, including Africa, a hotbed of al Qaeda franchise groups.
Oct 13 2011

Panetta Wants Full Pentagon Audit By 2014

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-10-13 09:50
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to see the Pentagon complete a full financial audit by 2014, moving the deadline up by three years.


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