Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 3 2011

F-35s Grounded After Power Package Fails

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-03 17:01
All 20 U.S. F-35 Lightning IIs have been grounded following a failure of the aircraft's integrated power package.
Aug 3 2011

Radiation leak at Chinese sub base reported

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-08-03 16:24
A leak of radioactive material was detected at a submarine base near the Chinese port city of Dalian in northern China, the U.S.-based Chinese website Boxun reported over the weekend.
Aug 3 2011

Huge Cyber Spying Effort Revealed, China Suspected

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-03 15:01
The United States, U.N., defense contractors and the International Olympic Committee were targets of a widespread global cyberspying campaign, a security firm said, with China seen as the likely culprit.
Aug 3 2011

Army hiring more counselors for substance abuse cases

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-08-03 14:19
The Army is increasing its staff of substance abuse counselors by about 30 percent to help the rising number of troops with alcohol problems.
Aug 3 2011

USNA hopes to meet math and science goal

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-03 13:01
The Naval Academy is narrowly on track to meet a directive to graduate 65 percent of the class of 2013 with degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, the school’s academic dean and provost said Wednesday.
Aug 3 2011

China Officially Offers Pakistan J-10 Variant

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-03 10:01
China for the first time officially offered Pakistan a variant of its most advanced frontline fighter, the Chengdu J-10 Vigorous Dragon/F-10 Vanguard.
Aug 2 2011

Admiral gets second star and a president

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-08-02 21:48
Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, the first woman to command a carrier strike group, was promoted to two-star rank aboard the George H. W. Bush on Monday, an occasion that included the participation of the ship's namesake.
Aug 2 2011

Corrosion Issue Won't Sink LCS: Top DoD Buyer

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-02 19:01
The U.S. Navy takes corrosion issues affecting its new Littoral Combat Ships seriously, Congress is told, but does not believe the problems threaten the program.
Aug 2 2011

Carter nominated as next deputy SECDEF

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-02 15:01
Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter has been nominated by the president to become the next deputy defense secretary, replacing William Lynn, according to the White House.
Aug 2 2011

Senate Panel OKs Dempsey, Other Top Officers

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-02 14:01
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Aug. 2, as well as five other top military officer billets.


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