Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 8 2011

House committee passes jobs bill for veterans

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-08 13:01
A key House committee approved a $1.5 billion veterans’ employment bill Thursday that promises a new job retraining program for veterans aged 35 and older who have been out of work for at least 26 weeks.
Sep 7 2011

Senate Panel Recommends $26B Defense Cut

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-07 22:01
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is recommending a $26 billion reduction to the Pentagon's request for its 2012 base budget.
Sep 7 2011

Destroyer CO sacked after shooting at fishing boat

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-07 20:01
The commanding officer of the USS The Sullivans (DDG-68) has been fired after his ship mistakenly fired at a fishing boat during a gunnery exercise, the Navy said.
Sep 7 2011

Commanding officer of Boston CG unit fired

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-07 15:01
The commanding officer of a Boston Coast Guard unit has been fired for what the service calls a loss of confidence in his ability to lead.
Sep 7 2011

Newport News Shipyard Humming, But Uncertainty Looms

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-07 11:01
The present is definitely sunny for the only shipyard in the world able to build nuclear carriers and submarines. But, like the rest of the U.S. defense industry, there may be a dark cloud on its horizon.
Sep 7 2011

China repeats opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-09-07 02:54
China repeated its opposition Wednesday to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, saying they put Sino-U.S. ties at risk, as the decision on a weapons deal for the island draws near.
Sep 6 2011

Naval Academy Expands on Cyber Security

Navy News from - Tue, 2011-09-06 20:23
The new academic year marks the beginning of the Naval Academy's new cyber security curriculum, in which midshipmen are required to take classes that will enhance their knowledge of cyber warfare and the threat it poses to national security.
Sep 6 2011

USS Iowa to become museum in California

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 19:01
The historic battleship Iowa will live out its next chapter at a new permanent home in Southern California.
Sep 6 2011

Panetta: Threat of a 9/11-type attack ‘very real’

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 17:01
After a decade of war with al Qaeda the potential for another devastating terrorist assault “remains very real,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday following a somber visit to ground zero in New York City.
Sep 6 2011

Doctor who aided in bin Laden hunt held in Pakistan

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 12:01
A doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been barred from leaving Pakistan, a commission investigating the killing of the al-Qaida leader said.


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