Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 24 2011

Libya's missiles, chemical arms worry U.S.

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-08-24 19:36
U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic agencies are quietly making plans to secure elements of Moammar Gadhafi's expansive arsenal of weapons as his regime nears collapse.
Aug 24 2011

Capt. Honors reprimanded, but can stay in uniform

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-24 16:01
The former executive officer of the carrier Enterprise can remain on active duty despite a finding that his job performance aboard the carrier fell short of standards, a Navy board of inquiry decided Wednesday.
Aug 24 2011

Mabus: Navy to use hybrid power in future ships

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-08-24 13:04
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said Monday that the diesel-electric hybrid drive technology that debuted on the San Diego-based Makin Island will be used in other ships, such as destroyers.
Aug 24 2011

Norfolk-based ships prepare ahead of Irene

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-23 23:01
With Hurricane Irene forecast to brush the North Carolina coast and Hampton Roads, Va., over the weekend, Norfolk-based ships were ordered to prepare to sortie within 24 hours, 2nd Fleet announced.
Aug 23 2011

New ships boost naval power in Philippines, Vietnam

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-23 09:01
The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships this week to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands—raising the prospect of a deepening arms race in the South China Sea.
Aug 23 2011

Pirate-Fighters, Inc.: Mercenaries Become Ships' Best Defense - Tue, 2011-08-23 05:30
Somali pirates have outrun the world's navies, and are still hijacking ships in the Gulf of Aden. So now shipping companies are turning to guns-for-hire for protection. The mercenaries may be better equipped to handle the job than the military.
Aug 22 2011

Rep. Forbes: Where Is DOD Report on China?

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-22 18:01
The Pentagon has yet to send an annual report to Congress on China's military power, much to the displeasure of a House Armed Services subcommittee chairman.
Aug 22 2011

Board to decide fate of CO fired over videos

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-22 18:01
The former executive officer behind the controversial “XO Movie Night” videos on board the carrier Enterprise from 2005 to 2007 should learn his military fate this week.
Aug 22 2011

Navy Convenes Phase I Enlisted Retention Board Top Stories - Mon, 2011-08-22 16:01
The the records of ERB-eligible E-4 and E-5 sailors from 31 overmanned rates will be reviewed to determine who will be recommended for retention.
Aug 22 2011

Feds Ask Supreme Court to Validate Stolen Valor Act - Mon, 2011-08-22 15:53
The Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to uphold a 2006 law making it a criminal offense to lie about being decorated for military service.


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