Top Daily Stories for November 2011

Nov 7 2011

Use of ‘mentors’ plummets at Pentagon

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-11-07 20:21
The Pentagon’s use of retired generals and admirals as paid advisers has virtually ceased, plummeting from 355 “senior mentors” in 2010 to four today, according an IG report.
Nov 7 2011

Petraeus Gone, Afghan Air War Plummets - Mon, 2011-11-07 14:10
Now that Gen. David Petraeus has relinquished command in Afghanistan, the air war has dramatically dropped—from 1,043 strikes in October 2010 to 616 in the same month this year.
Nov 7 2011

Budget battles to shadow Obama on Asia-Pacific tour

Reuters - Mon, 2011-11-07 01:04
The president's efforts next week to persuade Asia-Pacific leaders of his commitment to the region may be undercut by distractions in Washington, where budget fights may come to a head while he is away.
Nov 6 2011

Congress and White House Differ Over Icebreakers

Coast Guard News - Sun, 2011-11-06 22:10
The country's only two heavy-duty icebreaker ships are old and broken, and Washington can't agree as the economic and security stakes in the Arctic region increase.
Nov 6 2011

Chinese Cyber-Espionage Growing: U.S. Report

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-11-06 11:18
A new U.S. intelligence report declares the most active and persistent perpetrator of economic espionage is China.
Nov 6 2011

Senior chief a test case for enlisted UAV pilots

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-11-06 09:26
If the Navy starts training scores of enlisted to fly unmanned aircraft, they may want to thank a 37-year-old Texan.
Nov 6 2011

Ex-U.S. general urges frank talk on cyber weapons

Reuters - Sun, 2011-11-06 09:07
The United States should be more open about offensive cyber weapons development and spell out when it will use them as it grapples with increasing foreign attacks, retired Gen. James Cartwright says.
Nov 5 2011

Nasal spray may prevent onset of seasickness

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-11-05 07:23
Navy and NASA researchers are closing in on a formula for a nasal spray that would deliver a preventive dose of motion sickness medication just before it may be needed.
Nov 5 2011

U.S. general fired for criticizing Hamid Karzai

Washington Post - War Zones - Sat, 2011-11-05 03:50
One of the top U.S. Army generals responsible for training the Afghan security forces was fired Saturday for criticizing President Hamid Karzai and his government.
Nov 4 2011

Enlisted retention board results out Nov. 14

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-11-04 15:59
The wait is nearly over for the 7,718 Navy E-4s and E-5s reviewed by the first of two enlisted retention boards. COs will be notified Nov. 14 which of their sailors were among the 1,853 projected to be cut.


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