Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 19 2011

U.S. shifts to Central Asia for supply routes

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-19 09:28
The United States is increasingly relying on three transit routes through Central Asia, Russia and the Caucuses, to ship non-military supplies and fuel into Afghanistan border crossings with Pakistan close.
Dec 18 2011

Taiwan Receives Two U.S. Early Warning Aircraft

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-12-18 13:24
Taiwan received two upgraded early warning aircraft from the United States on Dec. 18, the island's air force said, as part of an arms deal that upset China-U.S. relations.
Dec 18 2011

Clashes continue in Bahrain

AlJazeera - Sun, 2011-12-18 10:11
Security forces disperse hundreds of Shia demonstrators who gathered outside capital Manama for the fourth day in a row.
Dec 18 2011

Navy places orders to address jumper shortage

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-12-18 09:56
Sailors looking for a new crackerjack jumper this winter may be out of luck.
Dec 18 2011

Official: U.S. limits intel value of drones

AP News - Sun, 2011-12-18 06:01
A U.S. official says Iran will find it hard to exploit any data and technology aboard the captured CIA stealth drone because of measures taken to limit the intelligence value of drones operating over hostile territory.
Dec 17 2011

Pentagon Chief Sees Close Partnership with Libya

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2011-12-17 13:06
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that Tripoli could become an important security partner of Washington as he visited Libya on Dec. 17 for talks with new regime officials.
Dec 17 2011

Malaysia Firm Wins $2.8 Billion Navy Ship Deal

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2011-12-17 13:05
A Malaysian shipbuilder says it has won a $2.8 billion contract from Kuala Lumpur for six naval vessels developed by French manufacturer DCNS.
Dec 16 2011

K-MAX Makes First Unmanned Flight in Afghanistan

Aviation Week - Fri, 2011-12-16 16:42
It’s been years in the making, but the Marines are inching ever closer to using unmanned aircraft to supply troops in the field.
Dec 16 2011

Navy's 'Old Salt' torch passes to Admiral Harvey

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2011-12-16 16:38
Head of Fleet Forces Command is now the longest-serving active-duty surface warfare officer in the Navy.
Dec 16 2011

Study: Troops still fear reporting PTSD

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-12-16 16:09
Even as the military works on easing the stigma of seeking help for mental health issues, many service members remain loath to acknowledge they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or have suicidal thoughts.


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