Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 22 2011

Taiwan To Develop Long-Range Precision Missile

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-22 15:01
Taiwan plans to develop a long-distance precision-guided missile which would be able to strike military bases along China's southeastern coastline in the event of war, a legislator says.
Aug 22 2011

Vietnam Receives Second Russian-Made Frigate

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-22 15:01
Vietnam on Aug. 22 received the second of two Russian-made guided-missile frigates, local media reported, boosting its naval firepower amid maritime tensions with China.
Aug 21 2011

Russia's Test Launch of Bulava Missile Delayed

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-08-21 19:01
Russia's test launch of its new Bulava intercontinental missile was delayed due to a malfunction on the nuclear submarine supposed to fire it, an official said.
Aug 21 2011

USNS Comfort to suspend work off Haiti during storm

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-21 15:01
The Navy hospital ship will suspend operations off the coast of Haiti’s capital in advance of Tropical Storm Irene.
Aug 21 2011

CG’s Deepwater program continues to founder

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-21 15:01
Nearly a decade into a 25-year, $24.2 billion overhaul intended to add or upgrade more than 250 vessels, the Coast Guard has two new ships to show after spending $7 billion-plus.
Aug 21 2011

Wounded Warriors Move Into New Barracks at Bethesda

Navy.mil Top Stories - Sun, 2011-08-21 06:32
Wounded warriors began moving into new specialized barracks on board Naval Support Activity, Bethesda Aug. 20 following the official opening of the Tranquility Hall barracks.
Aug 20 2011

Somali pirates hijack ship with 21 crew off Oman

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-08-20 11:37
Somali pirates hijacked a chemical-oil tanker with 21 Indian sailors on board Saturday from near an Omani port, although the exact location was unconfirmed.
Aug 20 2011

Turkey strikes Kurd rebels in Iraq for third night

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-08-20 04:44
Turkish warplanes and heavy artillery struck Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq in a third consecutive night of raids, military headquarters said on Saturday.
Aug 19 2011

Panetta sees progress on keeping some U.S. troops in Iraq

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-08-19 17:41
The Secretary of Defense said Friday he thinks progress has been made in talks with Baghdad on maintaining some U.S. military presence in Iraq after the end-of-year deadline for withdrawing American forces.
Aug 19 2011

Tiny 'Pocketbots' Prepped for Combat

Wired.com - Fri, 2011-08-19 07:00
A new wave of reconnaissance robots is getting ready for war, some as light as a pound. Which means they'll not only fit inside a backpack, they might even squeeze inside a jacket. Call them pocketbots.

 
 

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