Top Daily Stories for November 2012

Nov 26 2012

Marine Corps bans popular rifle magazines

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-11-26 19:15
Polymer rifle magazines, preferred by many combat troops for their durability, have been banned by the Marine Corps, according to a new administrative message published Monday.
Nov 26 2012

Japan Expands Its Regional Military Role

The New York Times - Mon, 2012-11-26 14:08
Japan’s quiet resolve to edge past its longstanding reluctance and become more of a regional player comes as the United States and China stake their own claims to power in Asia.
Nov 26 2012

Navy captain, Russian to spend year in space

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-11-26 13:15
A former space shuttle commander will attempt the longest spaceflight ever by an American.
Nov 26 2012

Board may cut 2 of every 5 USMC lieutenants

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-11-26 11:15
The Marine Corps expects to end the careers of up to 40 percent of active-duty lieutenants after the first of this year’s two career designation boards, scheduled to convene 31 January.
Nov 26 2012

U.S. Shaping Scope of Afghanistan Force After 2014

The New York Times - Mon, 2012-11-26 01:44
Military planners are drawing up broad outlines of a force that would remain in Afghanistan after 2014, including a small counterterrorism unit with an eye toward al Qaeda, senior officials said.
Nov 25 2012

Few female Marines step forward for infantry

The Washington Times - World - Sun, 2012-11-25 20:53
Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September.
Nov 24 2012

China lands jet on its aircraft carrier

Washington Examiner World News - Sat, 2012-11-24 22:00
China's official news agency says the country has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier.
Nov 24 2012

Navy to stop training military dolphins in San Diego

San Diego Union - Sat, 2012-11-24 21:39
A long-established program in San Diego to train dolphins to detect mines will be phased out as the military relies more heavily on new technologies.
Nov 21 2012

Fewest veterans in Congress since WWII

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-11-21 09:15
A decade of wars abroad has not reversed the decline in military veterans serving in Congress.
Nov 20 2012

France ends Afghan combat role

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-11-20 09:15
France on Tuesday ended its combat operations in Afghanistan, pulling troops from a base northeast of Kabul and fulfilling promises to end its combat role on a faster track than other NATO allies.


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