Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 30 2011

Chinese General: Country Needs 3 Carriers

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2011-07-30 19:01
China needs at least three aircraft carriers to defend its interests, a general said, days after the state media broadcast footage of its first carrier in a rare public mention of the project.
Jul 30 2011

Iraq says it will buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.

Reuters - Sat, 2011-07-30 11:14
Iraq's prime minister said on Saturday his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the United States, doubling the number of aircraft it had initially planned to buy to strengthen its weak air defenses.
Jul 30 2011

Navy: Air readiness better than reports indicate

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-07-30 09:01
With campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan driving a high operational tempo, the Navy and Marine Corps have fallen short of meeting readiness goals for both deployed and stateside aircraft.
Jul 30 2011

Marines in Demand: Special Operations Grows

San Diego Union - Sat, 2011-07-30 01:03
The Marine Corps at large is downsizing, but the relatively new Special Operations Command and its Camp Pendleton battalion are poised for growth.
Jul 30 2011

New Defense Minister May Up Role of Turkey's Navy

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2011-07-30 00:01
Turkey's naval programs are expected to gain prominence after the appointment of a maritime expert as the country's new defense minister, officials said.
Jul 29 2011

Admiral Mullen aims to reassure Afghans after attacks

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-07-29 16:02
The top U.S. military officer made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Friday, aiming to reassure a country rattled by a wave of high-profile attacks and assassinations.
Jul 29 2011

GAO: Deepwater program costs still unclear

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-07-29 16:01
How much will the Coast Guard’s beleaguered Deepwater acquisition program cost, and what’s the timeline? The service has pinned down neither a true cost nor schedule, according to a new report.
Jul 29 2011

Vets with PTSD, government reach settlement

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-07-29 09:01
More than 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder would be given lifetime disability retirement benefits under a settlement.
Jul 29 2011

L-3 Displays Intel Plane, Eyes Export

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-07-29 01:01
L-3 Communications has unveiled a modified King Air 350 ER turboprop, which it says offers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in advance of the U.S. Air Force's Project Liberty MC-12
Jul 28 2011

Disclosure law leaves fewer mentors at Pentagon

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-07-28 23:01
The number of retired generals hired by the Pentagon to advise the military has declined dramatically now that they must divulge outside income to avoid a conflict of interest and had their pay capped.

 
 

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