Top Daily Stories for November 2011

Nov 21 2011

Navy to discharge 28 sailors for illegal drug use

San Diego Union - Mon, 2011-11-21 15:25
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan are being kicked out for using a synthetic drug called Spice that mimics marijuana.
Nov 21 2011

Philippines Asks S. Korea For Military Hardware

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-11-21 14:26
Philippine President Benigno Aquino asked his visiting counterpart from South Korea for aircraft, boats and other hardware to help boost his country's military, amid rising tensions with China.
Nov 21 2011

Obama signs veterans-jobs bill

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-11-21 11:32
Seizing on the only victory to date from his $447 billion jobs bill, President Obama signed legislation Monday that gives businesses tax breaks for hiring veterans and waives a withholding fee for government contractors.
Nov 20 2011

Navy hopes to gain two Hawaiian superferries

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2011-11-20 20:25
The Navy is working with the U.S. Maritime Administration to permit the transfer of two high-speed vessels, formerly Hawaii superferries, into Navy service in Norfolk.
Nov 19 2011

Afghan assembly endorses talks with U.S. on troops

The Washington Times - Sat, 2011-11-19 14:55
President Hamid Karzai received a resounding endorsement Saturday from a traditional national assembly to negotiate a security agreement that could keep a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan past 2014.
Nov 19 2011

U.S. budget woes could threaten NATO missile defense system in Europe

Washington Post - Sat, 2011-11-19 04:26
A breakdown in high-stakes budget talks in Congress could threaten plans for a missile defense shield in Europe.
Nov 19 2011

Hijackers take two boats, hostages, off Nigeria: sources

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-11-19 03:35
Gunmen boarded two fishing vessels just off the coast of Nigeria and took two people hostage, security sources said, the latest in a series of hijackings in the waters around Africa's largest oil business.
Nov 18 2011

Audit: DOD lax in monitoring Gulf weapon sales

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-11-18 20:10
A U.S. government audit on Friday found inadequate monitoring of American weapons sales to Persian Gulf countries with questionable human rights records or recent clashes with protesters.
Nov 18 2011

U.S. Modernization Cut 'Manageable' if Gradual: Dempsey

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-11-18 17:06
An expected reduction in Defense Department modernization spending is manageable if it is spread out over a number of years, according to the Pentagon's top military officer.
Nov 18 2011

German Navy Christens New High-Tech Sub

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-11-18 11:19
Germany's navy on Nov. 15 christened its most modern submarine at the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft shipyard in Kiel. The vessel includes improved communication, sensor and combat systems.


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