Top Daily Stories for January 2012

Jan 31 2012

Report: U.S. military says Taliban set to retake power

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2012-01-31 22:22
The U.S. military has said in a secret report that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, a British newspaper reports.
Jan 31 2012

Intel chief: Bin Laden death crippled al Qaeda

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-31 11:26
The al Qaeda terrorist network has not recovered—and perhaps never will—from the death of Osama bin Laden, the top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.
Jan 31 2012

Cole bombing suspect killed in U.S. airstrike

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-01-31 11:07
U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen's active al Qaeda branch killed four suspected militants, including a man believed involved in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials say.
Jan 31 2012

Royal Navy to send HMS Dauntless to Falklands

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Tue, 2012-01-31 06:53
HMS Dauntless will set sail for Falklands in coming weeks armed with a battery of missiles that could "take out all of South America's fighter aircraft, let alone Argentina's," according to one source.
Jan 30 2012

Clingan tapped for fourth star, 6th Fleet job

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-01-30 16:31
Vice Adm. Bruce Clingan has been tapped to head the 6th Fleet, a position that rates a fourth star and command of Naval Forces Europe, Naval Forces Africa and Allied Joint Forces Command.
Jan 30 2012

Iran says it produced laser-guided shells

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-01-30 08:58
Iran’s state TV is reporting the country has produced laser-guided artillery shells capable of hitting moving targets with high accuracy.
Jan 30 2012

BRAC Threat Takes DOD Budget Fight to Next Level - Headlines - Mon, 2012-01-30 07:26
If the Pentagon didn't already have Congress' attention for its appeal to prevent next year's round of automatic budget cuts, it does now.
Jan 30 2012

Australia's navy told to be more visible near resource projects

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-01-30 01:37
The military was urged to maintain a stronger presence in the country's north and northwest to guard the booming resource industry and be better placed to respond to challenges from Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Jan 28 2012

U.S. weapons for future defense to include past relics

Virginian-Pilot - Sat, 2012-01-28 21:58
The lineup of weapons the Pentagon has picked to fit President Barack Obama's defense strategy, called "Priorities for 21st-Century Defense," features relics of the past.
Jan 27 2012

Army, Marine training to focus on waging more conventional wars - Fri, 2012-01-27 22:02
The new budget released this week by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta includes a mandate for new training in how to fight a war.


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