Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 14 2011

U.S. To Deny Taiwan New F-16 Fighters

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-08-14 18:01
Bowing to Chinese pressure, the United States will deny Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft, a Taiwan Ministry of National Defense official said.
Aug 14 2011

Carolinas see bump in homeless female veterans

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-14 16:01
The number of homeless women veterans is increasing in North Carolina and South Carolina as they become a larger part of the military, but the resources to help them are limited.
Aug 13 2011

CG Commandant: Arctic response capability lacking

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-08-13 09:01
The commandant of the Coast Guard said Friday the nation must decide what level of pollution cleanup response capability the agency should have along the Arctic coast as an oil company prepares to begin drilling there.
Aug 13 2011

EU anti-piracy mission faces tough challenges

Deutsche Welle - Sat, 2011-08-13 07:19
Germany on Saturday took control of the EU's anti-piracy Operation "Atalanta." But despite European efforts to combat piracy along the Horn of Africa, attacks on ships are on the rise.
Aug 12 2011

Somali pirates sentenced in Dutch court

AlJazeera - Fri, 2011-08-12 13:04
Five Somalis sentenced to prison for abducting a South African couple off a yacht in the Seychelles last year.
Aug 11 2011

Norway Pulls F-16s from Libya Operation

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-11 22:01
Norway has withdrawn its F-16 fighter squadron from NATO's Operation Unified Protector, ending Norway's direct involvement in the operation and the enforcement of NATO's no-fly zone.
Aug 11 2011

Barrow Vital to CG’s Future Arctic Presence

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2011-08-11 19:28
With its strategic location in mind, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp visited Barrow, Alaska, last week to learn first-hand about the challenges that face future Coast Guard operations there.
Aug 11 2011

Wounded Warriors Mark Completion of Tranquility Hall Barracks Top Stories - Thu, 2011-08-11 18:01
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Aug. 11.
Aug 11 2011

Denmark Extends Libya Mission

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-11 14:02
Denmark decided Aug. 11 to extend its participation in NATO operations in Libya for three months and to allow the rebel National Transitional Council to send envoys to Copenhagen.
Aug 11 2011

U.S.'s $308M spaceplane fails 2nd test flight

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-08-11 12:14
For the second time, a test flight of the U.S. military's $308 million futuristic unmanned spaceplane ended in failure Thursday, after engineers lost contact with the vehicle during maneuvers.


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