Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 28 2011

Surge blunting Taliban attacks, data indicate

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-07-28 22:01
For the first time in five years insurgent-initiated attacks in Afghanistan have not increased with the start of a new fighting season, suggesting that a U.S. surge has blunted Taliban momentum,
Jul 28 2011

USMC to Test Communications-jamming Device

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-28 20:01
A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier squadron is set to conduct trials on the new Intrepid Tiger II communications intelligence and jamming pod next month.
Jul 28 2011

Pakistanis Still Rate Military Tops Among National Institutions

Gallup - Thu, 2011-07-28 19:00
Gallup surveys show the reputation of Pakistan's military suffered some after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but its armed forces still receive more support than any other institution.
Jul 28 2011

DOD Should Combine Logistics Agencies: Panel

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-28 17:02
The Pentagon should consider creating an organization that would oversee supply, maintenance and transportation across the military for savings and efficiency, a panel says.
Jul 28 2011

Libyan rebels say their military chief shot dead

Reuters - Thu, 2011-07-28 15:52
The head of the Libyan rebels' military campaign against Moammar Gadhafi was shot dead by assailants on Thursday, the top rebel leader said.
Jul 28 2011

Admiral Greenert Outlines Priorities at Senate Hearing Top Stories - Thu, 2011-07-28 14:01
President Barack Obama's choice to be the next Chief of Naval Operations outlined his priorities during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Thursday.
Jul 27 2011

Sen. Webb questions Air Force on number of generals

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-07-27 22:01
A Virginia senator wants to know why the Air Force has proportionally far more general officers than the other services.
Jul 27 2011

Pentagon won't halt spy flights near China

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-27 20:10
The Pentagon has rejected China's demand that all U.S. surveillance flights near China be halted after two Chinese fighter jets recently intercepted an American U-2 spy plane over the Taiwan Strait.
Jul 27 2011

Rebuffed by U.S. Navy, Lawmakers Order New LCS Study

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-27 20:01
A California congressman, recently rebuffed by the U.S. Navy in asking the service to review its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, has turned to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to further examine the project.
Jul 27 2011

1st Catapult Launch for F-35C Joint Strike Fighter

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-27 20:01
For the first time, an F-35C Joint Strike Fighter was launched Wednesday by a steam catapult, a significant milestone in the test program to qualify the aircraft for carrier operations.


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