Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 22 2011

Bill would create ID card for all veterans

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-22 16:01
Two veterans serving in the House of Representatives have introduced legislation to have the government provide identification cards to all veterans, not just military retirees.
Sep 22 2011

German Navy Gets Capability to Strike Targets on Land

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-09-22 14:01
The German navy has received its first series-production RBS15 Mk3 type missile, giving the service the capability to attack land targets from sea for the first time.
Sep 22 2011

Senator: High veteran dropout rate disturbing

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-22 14:01
Eight of the 10 schools receiving the most Post-9/11 GI Bill funds last year are for-profit institutions with dropout rates as high as 69 percent.
Sep 22 2011

Mullen: Pakistan, corruption mar Afghan gains

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-22 12:01
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs accused Pakistan of “exporting violence” to Afghanistan, saying that jeopardizes not only frayed U.S.-Pak ties but also the prospects for success in Afghanistan.
Sep 22 2011

Chief says cuts will lessen SOC abilities to to meet demands

Washington Post - Thu, 2011-09-22 11:36
Adm. William McRaven warned Congress that deep budget cuts across the military services will hurt special operations and make it difficult to meet the pent-up demand for his units.
Sep 22 2011

Panetta, Mullen to testify on Iraq, budget cuts

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-22 07:01
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the soon-to-retire chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify today at a Senate hearing.
Sep 22 2011

China increases criticism of Taiwan arms deal

Reuters - Thu, 2011-09-22 03:43
China stepped up its condemnation of the United States on Thursday for selling arms to Taiwan, saying it could disrupt military exchanges, a warning that is likely to unsettle, but not derail, ties with Washington.
Sep 21 2011

General Dynamics To Buy Metro Machine Shipyard

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-21 18:01
General Dynamics has reached an agreement to acquire Metro Machine Corp., one of the U.S. Navy's more significant repair yards that supports the U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Norfolk, Va.
Sep 21 2011

China Launches Pakistani Patrol Craft

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-21 18:01
The first of a pair of new Azmat-class fast attack craft built by China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. for Pakistan's navy was launched at the Xhinggang shipyard in Tianjin,
Sep 21 2011

Justice Dept. sends Congress legislation on military members’ rights

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-09-21 15:42
The Justice Department is requesting stronger legal protections from Congress to help the government enforce the rights of members of the military.


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