Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 15 2011

China Says Japan to Build New Helicopter Carrier

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2011-09-14 23:57
Japan plans to build a 19,500-ton aircraft carrier capable of embarking helicopters after China launched its first aircraft carrier, Chinese media report.
Sep 14 2011

Former Marine to receive Medal of Honor today

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2011-09-14 22:27
President Barack Obama will bestow the award today at a White House ceremony for former Marine Dakota Meyer.
Sep 14 2011

Report: Army captain recommended for MoH

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 22:01
Army Captain Will Swenson has been recommended by Marine General John Allen—top U.S. commander in Afghanistan—for the Medal of Honor.
Sep 14 2011

Mullen reflects on wars, success of bin Laden mission

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 22:01
When Adm. Mike Mullen took the military’s top job in 2007, the war in Iraq raged, Afghanistan was a relative backwater and Osama bin Laden was releasing videotapes taunting America.
Sep 14 2011

First JHSV Hits the Water

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 18:01
The first Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) was launched into Mobile Bay, Ala., Sept. 12, and the Navy and Army are preparing for the ship's christening ceremony on Saturday.
Sep 14 2011

AFRICOM Chief: Chinese Arms Sales Not 'Competition'

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 16:01
The United States does not consider China's arms sales to Africa as a "military competition" between Beijing and Washington, the head of U.S. Africa Command said Sept. 14.
Sep 14 2011

Watchdog group: Too many generals, admirals

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 16:01
“Star creep” — an increase in flag and general officers when the military as a whole is shrinking—is receiving attention from a key Senate panel, but there is no immediate indication that any specific actions are imminent.
Sep 14 2011

U.S. Said To Be Near Sale of 18 F-16s To Iraq

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 12:01
The United States is "very close" to selling 18 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, a top Pentagon official announced September 14.
Sep 14 2011

4-star foresees muted response to gay ban repeal

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 12:01
An Army general who co-directed a Pentagon study on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military said Wednesday that repeal is likely to prove “pretty inconsequential.”
Sep 14 2011

Turkey joins NATO's missile defense shield

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 10:52
An early warning radar will be stationed in Turkey's southeast as part of NATO's missile defense system, the Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.

 
 

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