Top Daily Stories for October 2011

Oct 10 2011

Defense-cut projections seen as risk to recruiting

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-10-10 19:31
Analysts warn that projected defense cuts would force the Pentagon to curtail recruiting inducements to the point of weakening the armed forces' ability to attract sufficient high-quality personnel.
Oct 10 2011

Close call with Hornet spurs training on GW

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-10-10 13:40
The carrier George Washington held a series of training sessions and reviewed safety procedures after two sailors were nearly hit by an F/A-18 Hornet attempting to land on the ship last month.
Oct 10 2011

Netherlands Ups Use of Vessel Protection Detachments

Aviation Week - Mon, 2011-10-10 12:36
The Netherlands will deploy 50 vessel protection detachments to protect vulnerable merchant ships from Somali pirates in 2012, ten times the number deployed so far this year.
Oct 10 2011

Computer virus hits U.S. drone fleet

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2011-10-10 10:11
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
Oct 10 2011

S. Korea To Get New Military Chief

The Chosun Ilbo - Sun, 2011-10-09 23:40
South Korea has tapped the deputy commander of the Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command as new chairman of the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Oct 8 2011

Navy eyes fewer recruits and recruiters

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-10-08 08:04
The Navy is looking at reducing the number of would-be sailors who enter boot camp and the number of existing sailors who brought them there, although exact numbers have yet to be released.
Oct 8 2011

Panetta: U.S. troops must have immunity

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 2011-10-08 05:49
The U.S. Secretary of Defense says any agreement reached that keeps American troops in Iraq past an end-of-the-year deadline to withdraw must include immunity from Iraqi prosecution.
Oct 7 2011

New U.S. Navy LPD Damaged on Sea Trials

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-10-07 15:19
The new U.S. amphibious ship San Diego was damaged late last month when an improperly-installed relief valve caused part of the ship's ballast system to overpressurize, damaging three ballast tanks.
Oct 6 2011

Activists push partner benefits for military gays

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-10-06 18:35
A prominent gay advocacy group has issued a five-point manifesto of new rights it wants from the U.S. military since the repeal of the longtime ban on open homosexuals in the ranks.
Oct 6 2011

Navy reportedly pondering decommissioning carrier

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-10-06 18:27
Under heavy pressure to find real cuts, Navy officials are seriously considering decommissioning a nuclear aircraft carrier halfway through its planned lifespan.


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