Top Daily Stories for June 2011

Jun 23 2011

Americans Shift to More Negative View of Libya Military Action

Gallup - Thu, 2011-06-23 23:00
Americans are more likely to disapprove (46%) than approve (39%) of the U.S. military action in Libya. This marks a shift from a prior reading just after the NATO action began, when Americans approved by 47% to 37%.
Jun 23 2011

Mullen sees risk in quicker Afghanistan withdrawal

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-06-23 13:53
The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Afghanistan is risky but keeps the country on a path toward stability.
Jun 22 2011

Americans Most Confident in Military, Least in Congress

Gallup - Wed, 2011-06-22 23:00
Gallup's annual update on confidence in institutions finds Americans expressing the most confidence in the military and the least in Congress.
Jun 22 2011

Panetta carries political baggage to Pentagon

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-06-22 19:37
Defense Secretary-designate Leon E. Panetta faces an early test on defense spending when he takes office.Whichever way he goes, the Pentagon can expect to see a change in style.
Jun 20 2011

Americans See Army, Marines as Most Important

Gallup - Mon, 2011-06-20 23:00
Americans believe the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are most important to national defense, followed in order by the Air Force and Navy. Prior to the Iraq war, Americans said the Air Force was the most important service.
Jun 19 2011

AP: Pakistanis again tip off militants

The Washington Times - Sun, 2011-06-19 12:44
In another blow to Washington's relationship with Pakistan, U.S. officials say Pakistan failed another test to prove it could be trusted by tipping off militants at two more bomb-building factories.
Jun 19 2011

Somalia imprisons Britons, American over pirate cash

Reuters - Sun, 2011-06-19 04:16
A Somali court has sentenced six foreigners—three Britons and an American among them—for illegally bringing millions of dollars into the country to pay ransoms for the release of vessels held by pirates.
Jun 16 2011

Roughead: Loss of 3,000 sailors won't hinder Navy

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-06-16 15:27
The upcoming early dismissal of more than 3,000 sailors will not have an adverse effect on the Navy's capabilities, the Chief of Naval Operations said Thursday.
Jun 15 2011

Navy Tests "Green" Hybrid Diesel Trucks

Navy.mil Top Stories - Wed, 2011-06-15 23:01
Navy engineers in San Diego and Bangor, Wash., began testing diesel-powered hybrid vehicle technology June 15 for possible deployment to Navy and Marine Corps bases worldwide.
Jun 12 2011

Somalia vows to defeat Qaeda after killing Mohammed

Reuters - Sun, 2011-06-12 11:03
Somalia's president said his security forces will defeat al Qaeda and affiliate militants in the country, after the killing last week of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operative.

 
 

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