Top Daily Stories for March 2011

Mar 15 2011

Petraeus: Enough progess made for Afghanistan withdrawal

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-03-15 15:58
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress Tuesday that his forces had made enough progress to justify starting a three-year withdrawal in July. But testimony from other officials made it clear that, even after 2014, U.S. troops will will be in the country on an “enduring” basis.
Mar 15 2011

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting

Washington Post - War Zones - Mon, 2011-03-14 23:20
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the conflict, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Mar 14 2011

Five sentenced in Virginia piracy case

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2011-03-14 17:35
Five Somali men were sentenced Monday to life plus 80 years in prison for engaging in piracy and related offenses in last year's attack on a U.S. warship in the Indian Ocean, federal officials announced Monday.
Mar 14 2011

India called 'world's biggest arms buyer'

AlJazeera - Mon, 2011-03-14 03:03
A Swedish think tank report says New Delhi is pushing to modernize its military in a bid to counter China and gain international clout.
Mar 13 2011

“Queen of the Fleet” Decommissions

Coast Guard News - Sun, 2011-03-13 19:43
The “Queen of the Fleet”--Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet--is decommissioned after a long and adventurous 67 years of service.
Mar 10 2011

Naval Academy expels 3 more over synthetic pot

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-10 12:43
The U.S. Naval Academy said Thursday that three more midshipmen have been expelled for using or possessing synthetic marijuana, bringing the total number of dismissals to 11 so far this year.
Mar 10 2011

U.S. charges pirates who killed two couples on yacht

Reuters - Thu, 2011-03-10 10:32
A grand jury in Virginia has indicted 13 Somalis and one Yemeni for pirating a yacht with two American couples aboard who were later killed off the coast of Somalia.
Mar 9 2011

Navy moving more helicopters to North Island

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-03-09 22:14
As the Navy shifts its focus to the geopolitics of the Pacific, San Diego will become even more of a hub for helicopters over the next five years.
Mar 7 2011

Report alters Iran nukes outlook

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-03-07 21:16
An annual intelligence report to Congress has dropped language stating that Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions are a future option.
Mar 7 2011

Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Enters 7th Fleet Top Stories - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:01
The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility on March 6, as part of the ship's Western Pacific deployment.


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