Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 9 2011

CNO defends LCS

San Diego Union - Tue, 2011-08-09 21:24
“I have introduced several classes of ships in my career, and we had far bigger problems than that,” says Adm. Gary Roughead.
Aug 8 2011

DOD Might Cut Jets from Fifth F-35 Batch

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-08 19:01
The Pentagon might have to cut the number of F-35 Lightning II fighters it purchases to cover increased development costs in early models, unless Congress approves a $151 million funding transfer.
Aug 8 2011

Moscow to NATO: Do not extend missile shield

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-08 19:01
Russia cautioned the U.S. and its NATO allies Aug. 8 against plans to extend an anti-missile shield into northern European seas.
Aug 8 2011

N. Korea Urges Halt to S. Korea-U.S. Drill

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-08 17:01
North Korea urged South Korea and the U.S. on Aug. 8 to cancel their upcoming annual joint exercise if they want to see a thaw in relations, as well as de-nuclearization.
Aug 8 2011

Navy takes possession of attack sub California

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2011-08-08 09:59
The Navy took possession of its newest Virginia-class attack submarine on Sunday, nearly nine months early, a news release says.
Aug 7 2011

Navy’s First Female Master Chief Dead at 90

Navy News from Military.com - Sun, 2011-08-07 19:35
Master Chief Yeoman (Ret.) Anna Der-Vartanian died Aug. 4 at Vinson Hall Retirement Community, in McLean, Va.
Aug 7 2011

SEALs killed in crash were on mission to aid Army

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-07 18:01
The 30 American servicemen—most of them Navy SEALs—who died when their helicopter was shot down were rushing to help Army Rangers who had come under fire, two U.S. officials said Sunday.
Aug 7 2011

LCSs Sail Through Trials, Tackle Challenges

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-08-07 14:01
While the future of the Littoral Combat Ship program continues to be debated in Washington, the Navy and its industrial partners are testing out the first two ships and their complex mission modules.
Aug 7 2011

Report blasts crew’s response to LSD fire

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-07 12:01
The response to an early-morning blaze aboard the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island in October was a clinic in unpreparedness and lack of organization, according to a command investigation.
Aug 7 2011

Iraqi cleric says U.S. military trainers could be targets

Reuters - Sun, 2011-08-07 07:07
Iraq's fiercely anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has warned that U.S. military trainers will be targets if they stay in the country beyond a year-end deadline for American troops to leave.

 
 

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