Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 11 2011

Coast Guard: Crew of fighter jet rescued off Calif.

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-08-11 09:55
The crew of a Marine Corps fighter jet that crashed into the Pacific Ocean was rescued early Thursday after spending hours in the waters off San Diego, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Aug 11 2011

Gen. Hayden says Afghan drawdown too early

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-10 23:01
The former director of the CIA and National Security Agency said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pulling troops from Afghanistan a few months too early.
Aug 10 2011

Global Hawk to Replace U-2 in 2015

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-10 21:01
The Global Hawk will finally replace the long-serving U-2 spy plane in 2015, a U.S. Air Force official told reporters Aug. 10.
Aug 10 2011

F-35 Fleet Cleared For Ground Operations

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-10 19:01
The F-35 Lighting II fleet has been cleared to resume ground operations after a preliminary inquiry found the cause of an electrical failure, but a Pentagon official refused to say when the fighters will be back in the air.
Aug 10 2011

U.S. Asks China to Explain Need for Carrier

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-10 17:01
The United States said it would like China to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier amid broader U.S. concerns about Beijing's lack of transparency over its military aims.
Aug 10 2011

Taliban Who Downed Helo Reported Killed in Airstrike

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-10 15:02
The Taliban insurgents who shot down a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan, leaving 30 American troops dead, have been hunted down and killed in an air strike, a U.S. commander said Aug. 10.
Aug 10 2011

Admirals Rogers, Pandolfe tapped for third stars

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-10 15:01
Two rear admirals were nominated for their third stars in flag officer moves announced Wednesday.
Aug 10 2011

NATO: Downed SEAL chopper not on a rescue mission

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-08-10 13:31
The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the doomed SEALs mission that claimed 30 American lives was intended to stop fleeing Taliban fighters and not necessarily a rescue mission as first reported.
Aug 10 2011

'Ouija Board' Being Phased out on Navy Carriers

Navy News from - Wed, 2011-08-10 12:37
One of the most low-tech pieces of equipment on one of the Navy’s most high-tech ships is being replaced.
Aug 9 2011

China’s first aircraft carrier starts sea trials

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-09 22:01
A Chinese state news agency says sea trials have started for the country’s first aircraft carrier.


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