Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 17 2011

Brennan maps out Osama bin Laden raid doctrine

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-09-17 13:01
The United States will keep targeting al-Qaida anywhere in the world, including in countries unable or unwilling to do it themselves, the top U.S. counterterror official says.
Sep 17 2011

U.S. accuses Pakistan of links to group in Kabul attack

Reuters - Sat, 2011-09-17 12:29
The United States accused Pakistan of having ties with a militant group Washington blames for an assault on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, demonstrating the strained relations between the two nations.
Sep 16 2011

Navy clears gay World War II vet’s record

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-16 18:01
Nearly 70 years after expelling Melvin Dwork for being gay, the Navy is changing his discharge from “undesirable” to “honorable.”
Sep 16 2011

More are eligible for traumatic injury payments

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-16 18:01
The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon begin making retroactive payments to troops who suffered severe injuries outside a combat zone between Oct. 7, 2001, and Nov. 30, 2005.
Sep 16 2011

Officer Years Commissioned Service Requirement Reduced Top Stories - Fri, 2011-09-16 14:01
The minimum years of commissioned service (YCS) required for selected officers for retirement purposes has been temporarily reduced from 10 to eight years, officials said Sept. 15.
Sep 16 2011

Senate panel OKs defense spending freeze

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-16 06:01
The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted unanimously for a defense spending bill that provides $513 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget, freezing spending at 2011 levels.
Sep 16 2011

Panetta: DoD cuts could boost jobless rate

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-16 06:01
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Congress that if lawmakers fail to agree on debt-ceiling talks and trigger $1 trillion in Pentagon budget cuts, they could add 1 percentage point to the nation’s jobless rate.
Sep 15 2011

U.S. Navy Awards DDG 1000 Contracts

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-09-15 21:01
Contracts to begin primary construction of the second and third DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy were awarded Sept. 15, the service announced.
Sep 15 2011

Obama rules out new F-16s for Taiwan

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-09-15 17:27
President Obama has decided to OK a new arms package to Taiwan that likely will contain upgrades for the island's F-16s, but will not include any new versions of the fighter jet.
Sep 15 2011

U.S.-Australia Treaty Will Cover Cyberwarfare

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-09-15 11:01
America and Australia plan to add cyber warfare to their countries' joint defense treaty to reflect the "battlefield of the future," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.


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