Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 21 2011

Report: Kim heir will share power in N. Korea

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-12-21 01:50
North Korea's new young leader will have to share power with an uncle and the military, a well-connected source tells Reuters.
Dec 20 2011

Air Force seeks outside advice on Dover flap

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-20 20:09
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley wants a review of disciplinary actions in the Dover mortuary inquiry and will delay his expected final report to the Pentagon.
Dec 20 2011

India's President Wants Improved Maritime Security

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-20 10:51
India's president yesterday stressed the need to improve maritime security, as the energy-hungry nation grows and ramps up offshore oil and gas exploration activity.
Dec 19 2011

Navy takes delivery of amphibious ship San Diego

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2011-12-19 23:00
The Navy got an early Christmas present on Monday when it took delivery of the sixth amphibious transport dock, the San Diego. She is scheduled to be commissioned in the spring of next year.
Dec 19 2011

As Expected, Japan Selects F-35

Aviation Week - Mon, 2011-12-19 22:54
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has selected the F-35A as the winner of its F-X contest for 40-50 aircraft to replace F-4 Phantoms. The Lockheed Martin jet wins over Boeing’s F/A-18E/F and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Dec 19 2011

U.S. Special Forces Now in Central African Republic

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-12-19 15:56
U.S. Special Forces troops have set up a base in the Central African Republic as part of their regional hunt for fighters from the Ugandan-born Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) group.
Dec 19 2011

No change in U.S. military alert levels in Korea

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 13:04
The Defense Department on Monday said the alert readiness for U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula was unchanged following the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.
Dec 19 2011

Congress OKs funds to complete CG headquarters

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 11:50
Congress on Saturday approved $56 million to complete the new 1.1-million-square-foot Coast Guard headquarters in Washington on the campus of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital facility.
Dec 19 2011

Gen. Allen on Afghanistan: ‘We’re not leaving’

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 10:45
Top American officials in Afghanistan say the U.S. military intends to maintain a troop presence here beyond a 2014 deadline for Afghan troops to take over.
Dec 19 2011

Congress OKs $10M for Gulf War illness research

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 09:44
Congress has approved dedicating $10 million to research the mysterious Gulf War illness. The move ends concerns from veterans’ groups that the money would disappear because of budget problems.


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