Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 14 2011

White House drops veto threat on defense bill - Wed, 2011-12-14 17:07
The White House lifted a veto threat against a giant $662 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday after legislators made changes in language involving detainees.
Dec 13 2011

Report: Slow Down Production of F-35

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-13 18:52
A "quick look" report on the U.S. Defense Department's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) says aircraft production should be slowed while 13 test issues are resolved. But it also declares the F-35's design fundamentally sound.
Dec 13 2011

Blood test shows promise in diagnosing TBI

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-13 14:35
In a small Army study, a hand-held device that tests for protein fragments released into the bloodstream after a head injury accurately detected concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, in 34 patients.
Dec 13 2011

Gen. Allen reports 'progress' in repairing ties with Pakistan

Washington Post - War Zones - Tue, 2011-12-13 13:23
The allied commander in Afghanistan reported modest “progress” Tuesday in efforts to repair military relations with Pakistan, but saw no indications Islamabad would reopen crucial supply routes soon.
Dec 13 2011

U.S. probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-12-13 12:57
U.S. lawmakers and federal agencies are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in plotting cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants.
Dec 13 2011

China Eyes Navy Stop in Seychelles

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-13 10:22
China has said it may use the Seychelles as a naval supply stop while conducting anti-piracy missions, at the invitation of the Indian Ocean island state.
Dec 13 2011

Defense Secretary Panetta makes unannounced Afghanistan trip

Reuters - Tue, 2011-12-13 08:45
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kabul on Tuesday for an unannounced visit at a time of persistent violence and as the United States and its Western allies are reducing troop levels in Afghanistan.
Dec 13 2011

Navy Looks at Neck Injections as Potential PTSD Cure - Tue, 2011-12-13 06:30
What if doctors could cure post-traumatic stress disorder with a single injection to the neck? A Chicago-area doctor claims he can, and some in the Navy believe the approach might actually work.
Dec 13 2011

Congress takes up Dover remains case

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2011-12-13 03:57
A congressional panel investigating claims the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary mishandled the remains of hundreds of fallen U.S. military personnel will meet for the first time today.
Dec 13 2011

Japan "likely to pick F-35 fighter" this week

Reuters - Tue, 2011-12-13 02:55
Japan likely will pick Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet as its next frontline fighter, news media reports said Tuesday, which may help end six decades of isolation for the country's defense contractors.


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