Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 27 2011

USNA, other colleges at odds on when an application counts

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-12-27 17:15
The U.S. Naval Academy received 19,145 applications for the class that began in fall and accepted 1,426. Its admission rate was 7.5 percent, 1 percentage point lower than Princeton’s. Or was it?
Dec 27 2011

Iran Renews Threat to Close Strait of Hormuz

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-27 13:26
No oil will be permitted to pass through the key oil transit Strait of Hormuz if the West applies sanctions on Iran's oil exports, Iran's vice president warned on Tuesday.
Dec 27 2011

Next Year's Wars: Conflicts to Watch

Foreign Policy - Tue, 2011-12-27 10:14
The International Crisis Group's evaluation of the 10 crisis areas that warrant particular concern in the year ahead.
Dec 27 2011

Somali pirates hijack Italian tanker, crew of 18

Washington Post - World - Tue, 2011-12-27 07:08
An Italian shipping company says Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker with 18 crew on board.
Dec 27 2011

China's Noisy Subs Get Busier—And Easier to Track - Tue, 2011-12-27 06:30
Chinese submarines are a hell of a lot noisier than anyone expected. The sound you hear is the Pacific balance of power tipping in Washington’s favor.
Dec 26 2011

Memorial to fallen Marines stirs controversy

San Diego Union - Mon, 2011-12-26 22:00
The Marine Corps will soon decide whether two crosses that sit atop a remote hill in Camp Pendleton as a memorial to fallen troops should be removed.
Dec 26 2011

DoD seeks new test to bust spice users

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-26 11:44
The Defense Department is teaming up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop a department-wide method of catching service members who use synthetic marijuana, also known as spice.
Dec 24 2011

Calif. man credited with saving shipmates in WW II to get medal

Washington Post - Sat, 2011-12-24 18:39
A Northern California congresswoman says a black Navy veteran credited with saving the lives of some of his shipmates during a battle in World War II will be getting a long-awaited medal for his heroism.
Dec 24 2011

Congress Calls for DOD Plan for Cloud Computing - Sat, 2011-12-24 11:16
Congress ordered the Defense Department to develop a plan to use more cloud-computing services, a move that may lead to U.S. contracts for suppliers including Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Inc.
Dec 24 2011

Iran navy starts 10-day maneuvers in Strait of Hormuz

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-12-24 03:51
Iran began 10 days of naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, raising concerns about the strategic oil transit channel in the event of an outbreak of conflict between Tehran and the West.


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