Top Daily Stories for January 2011

Jan 11 2011

Military Postpones Missile-Zapping Test

The Wall Street Journal - - Tue, 2011-01-11 11:51
If you're planning to shoot down a missile with a laser, hope for clear skies. Last night's test of the airborne laser was postponed because the weather was too turbulent at the test altitude, a Missile Defense Agency spokesman said.
Jan 9 2011

Gay former sailors back captain ousted over videos

The Washington Times - Sun, 2011-01-09 20:47
Captain Owen Honors, removed from command of the USS Enterprise and under investigation for ribald videos he produced, is getting moral support from an unexpected quarter — gay sailors who served in his command.
Jan 7 2011

New Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Selected Top Stories - Fri, 2011-01-07 07:01
Command Master Chief Christopher T. Wheeler has been selected as the next Navy Reserve Force master chief.
Jan 6 2011

Iwo Jima memorial in need of rescue mission

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-01-06 21:12
A nonprofit "friends" group has formed to work with the National Park Service and Marine Corps representatives to raise funds to improve the aging and weathered Marine Corps War Memorial,
Jan 6 2011

Surge fails to reduce number of Taliban fighters

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-01-06 17:20
A massive effort by U.S. and NATO forces — including offensives in the insurgent heartland and targeted assassinations of rebel leaders — has failed to dent Taliban numerical strength over the past year, according to military and diplomatic officials.
Jan 6 2011

Statement by SECNAV, CNO on Efficiencies Top Stories - Thu, 2011-01-06 17:01
Statements from the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations Jan. 6 regarding efficiencies.
Jan 6 2011

Gates wants Dempsey as new Army chief of staff

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-01-06 15:39
The general now heading Army training is Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' choice to be the next Army chief of staff.
Jan 5 2011

Marine Corps suicides plunge

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-01-05 12:46
The number of suicides among active-duty Marines dropped last year for the first time since 2006, plunging 29 percent below 2009's record high. But suicide attempts climbed to their highest level since wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began.
Jan 5 2011

Top Navy Officer: U.S. Misjudges China’s Arms Technology

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2011-01-05 11:17
The U.S. has underestimated the pace of China's development of some cutting edge weapons, but China still lags in its ability to effectively deploy and use sophisticated systems, a top Naval Intelligence officer said today.


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