Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 14 2011

Passive Defenses Not Enough: U.S. Cyber Commander

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-14 07:01
The past strategy of waiting and reacting to cyber intrusions has not effectively protected America, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) head Gen. Keith Alexander said in a speech at the InfoWarCon 2011 conference.
Sep 13 2011

New Leader for U.S. Air Combat Command

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-13 19:01
Gen. Mike Hostage took over U.S. Air Combat Command in an hour-long ceremony on Sept. 13, succeeding Gen. William Fraser, who will take over U.S. Transportation Command next month. J
Sep 13 2011

Senate panel: Kill JLTV, cut JSF by $1.2B

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-13 13:01
In its markup of the 2012 defense spending bill, a Senate Appropriations subcommittee is recommending terminating the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and cutting $1.2 billion from the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
Sep 13 2011

Intelligence chiefs: al Qaeda far from done

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-13 13:01
America's top two intelligence officials say al Qaeda is weaker, and U.S. intelligence agencies are smarter, since the Sept. 11 attacks — but the terrorists are nowhere near giving up.
Sep 13 2011

Pentagon looks to cut Afghan training costs

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-13 13:01
The Pentagon is trying to cut the cost of one of its main efforts in Afghanistan, the building of army and police forces able to secure the country after international forces leave.
Sep 13 2011

Russia, N. Korea To Hold Joint Military Exercises

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-13 12:01
Russia and North Korea will stage their first joint military exercises next year after agreeing to expand their ties during Kim Jong-Il's visit to Russia last month, a general said.
Sep 12 2011

Twenty years after Tailhook, a changed Navy

San Diego Union - Mon, 2011-09-12 22:05
The 1991 convention, where naval aviators fresh from Operation Desert Storm grabbed women’s private parts during a drunken late-night “gauntlet” game, forced a sea change in flyboy circles.
Sep 12 2011

CG Cutter to be Named for Joshua James

Coast Guard News - Mon, 2011-09-12 21:34
The fifth of eight planned national security cutters for the Coast Guard will named in honor of a man credited with saving more than 600 lives in the span of a nearly 60-year career in the U.S. Life-Saving Service.
Sep 12 2011

U.S. Senators Push for F-16 Sales to Taiwan

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-09-12 19:01
Two U.S. senators have introduced bipartisan legislation demanding that President Obama sell Taiwan no fewer than 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets despite Beijing's fierce objections.
Sep 12 2011

Panetta Meets With Aerospace Industry

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-09-12 19:01
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta meets today with aerospace industry leaders amid a debate over future Pentagon spending.

 
 

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