Top Daily Stories for October 2012

Oct 24 2012

New Body to Replace Korea-U.S. Forces Command

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2012-10-24 20:33
Korea and the United States will create a new joint command to replace the Combined Forces Command when full operational control of Korean troops returns to Seoul in 2015.
Oct 24 2012

Tokyo Confirms Talks with China on Island Dispute

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2012-10-24 17:57
Japan says it is engaged in talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute that has disrupted ties between the two Asian powers.
Oct 24 2012

Largest U.S.-Israel military drill under way

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-10-24 17:15
The United States and Israel simulated rocket attacks during their largest joint military drill, just as as real ones fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel.
Oct 24 2012

State Dept. weighs size of Marine embassy forces

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-10-24 15:15
The State Department is weighing whether it needs more Marine embassy security guards to staff U.S. diplomatic facilities across the globe.
Oct 24 2012

Obama: ‘Grand bargain’ will avoid cuts

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-10-24 11:30
The president is wading further into efforts to avoid deep cuts to defense and domestic spending, telling a newspaper he is “absolutely confident” a deal paring the deficit by $4 trillion will be passed.
Oct 24 2012

U.S. Navy reviews rules on Japan bases

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2012-10-24 03:03
Weary of rules limiting the freedom of their "overwhelmingly outstanding" sailors, the top commanders of the U.S. Navy in Japan eased after-hours restrictions this month.
Oct 23 2012

China Appoints New Air Force Commander

The Chosun Ilbo - Tue, 2012-10-23 17:46
Chinese state-run media said Tuesday General Ma Xiaotian will take over control of the nation's air force from General Xu Qiliang.
Oct 23 2012

Mexico's navy has become its key crime-fighting force

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2012-10-23 11:54
These days, Mexico’s navy is active deep inside the country’s interior, eclipsing the army as the go-to security force in the country’s war on organized crime
Oct 23 2012

New Navy robot will help fight ship fires

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-10-23 08:15
Damage controlmen on board Navy ships could be getting a new tool to fight fires — a humanlike robot named ASH.
Oct 22 2012

Webb optimistic that fix for sequestration is near

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-10-22 22:19
Sen. Jim Webb says he's not overly concerned about the threat of $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts set to begin in January: he expects Congress to come together after the election and figure out a way to stop them.


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