Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 28 2011

Pentagon Skeptical on Iran's Naval Posturing

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-28 11:03
Iranian officials say their navy will deploy ships to the Atlantic Ocean near the U.S. coastlines, but Pentagon officials say they are not concerned.
Sep 28 2011

Iran Says Naval Forces Have 'Cruise Missile'

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-28 09:31
Iran has armed its naval forces with a short range "cruise missile" able to hit targets in coastal areas and warships within 125 miles, the defense minister was quoted as saying.
Sep 27 2011

Report: 1,400 suffered war-zone brain injuries

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 22:01
Nearly 1,400 U.S. troops were found to have concussions or mild brain injuries this year under a program that forces service members to take a break from combat when exposed to a blast or other jarring incident.
Sep 27 2011

SECNAV OKs forced retirements for 126 officers

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 16:01
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus approved the results of a selective early retirement board, a measure designed to trim officer ranks, according to a naval message released Monday.
Sep 27 2011

Rocket with untested Navy satellite takes off

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 16:01
A rocket launched from an Alaska island is carrying an experimental Navy communications satellite designed for safer combat communications.
Sep 27 2011

First Turkish-built Warship Joins Navy's Fleet

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-27 13:13
Turkey's first warship built by a local shipyard, a corvette, entered Turkish Navy service Sept. 27, and a second corvette of the same class was put to sea during a televised ceremony in Istanbul.
Sep 27 2011

Pacific commander: U.S. arms sales won’t end China-Taiwan gap

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-09-27 11:38
The chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific says upgrades of Taiwan’s F-16 fighters will improve the island’s defense capability but the military balance will remain heavily tilted in China’s favor.
Sep 26 2011

More Destroyers Ordered by U.S. Navy

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-09-26 22:01
The restart of the U.S. Navy's DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyer building program swung in to a higher gear with the award of two construction contracts and an option for a third.
Sep 26 2011

Australia to end ban on women in combat

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2011-09-26 21:52
Australian women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles, including as special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, after the government said it is dropping all gender restrictions for the military.
Sep 26 2011

800 more U.S. trainers heading to Afghanistan

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-26 20:01
The number of American military trainers in Afghanistan will increase by 800 by March, a jump of nearly 25 percent in the U.S. commitment there.


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