Top Daily Stories for November 2011

Nov 18 2011

No Timetable for U.S. Shift in Afghanistan: Panetta

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-11-18 11:59
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said it is too early to say when U.S. forces might pull back from combat operations in Afghanistan after the Marine Corps commandant suggested the move might come within a year
Nov 18 2011

China's Wen warns 'outside forces' off sea dispute

Reuters - Fri, 2011-11-18 04:56
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday that "outside forces" had no excuse to get involved in a complex dispute over the South China Sea.
Nov 17 2011

Agreement elusive on women in combat

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 21:52
Top defense officials are grappling to find a unified position on whether to allow women in direct ground combat, as the Pentagon prepares a landmark report to Congress on the military's coed future.
Nov 17 2011

Navy to re-evaluate Guam firing range plans

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 18:35
The Navy is re-evaluating a proposal to build a live firing range at the site of an ancient village on Guam.
Nov 17 2011

Budget Official: DOD Not Planning for Sequestration

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-11-17 18:15
The Defense Department is not planning for more than $600 billion in cuts possible if consensus on a plan to cut federal spending isn't reached by next week, said Mike McCord, DOD deputy comptroller.
Nov 17 2011

Keel Laid for First DDG 1000 Destroyer

Navy.mil Top Stories - Thu, 2011-11-17 18:01
The U.S. Navy laid the keel for its first Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000), Nov. 17, at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.
Nov 17 2011

CO of Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter relieved

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-11-17 17:09
The commanding officer of a Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter has been permanently relieved of command for inappropriate conduct toward the crew, the service announced Thursday.
Nov 17 2011

McCain: Tricare fees must rise to control costs

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 16:07
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday that “dire circumstances” are the reason he’s willing to make military retirees pay more for health care benefits.
Nov 17 2011

DOD Successfully Tests Hypersonic Flying Bomb

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-11-17 14:48
The Pentagon held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour.
Nov 17 2011

U.S. vows second warship for Philippines

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 09:41
The United States will provide a second warship to the Philippines as it confronts China in increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea, an official said

 
 

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