Top Daily Stories for January 2012

Jan 8 2012

Danish warship nabs suspected pirate mothership, frees 14

Washington Post - World - Sun, 2012-01-08 05:19
The Danish navy says it has captured a suspect pirate mothership off the Horn of Africa and rescued 14 people who were being held hostage on it.
Jan 7 2012

Philippines accuses Chinese of new intrusions near disputed islands

Washington Post - World - Sat, 2012-01-07 22:00
The Philippines has protested to China over a Chinese navy ship and two other vessels that allegedly intruded into its waters last month.
Jan 7 2012

Hearing officer: Drop charges in CG helo crash

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-01-07 13:35
Negligent homicide and other charges against the sole survivor of a deadly 2010 Coast Guard helicopter crash should be dismissed, an investigating officer has determined.
Jan 6 2012

Fired Cowpens CO to get ‘honorable’ retirement

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-01-06 19:01
Capt. Holly Graf, relieved as commanding officer of the cruiser Cowpens in January 2010 for cruelty, will retire with an honorable characterization of her service, overturning the recommendation of her board of inquiry.
Jan 6 2012

U.S. Navy Rescues Iranian Fishing Vessel from Pirates Top Stories - Fri, 2012-01-06 13:01
Forces assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group rescued an Iranian fishing vessel from pirates in the northern Arabian Sea on Thursday.
Jan 6 2012

Navy Balloon Launches Drone, Which Drops More Spy Bots - Fri, 2012-01-06 12:30
It might be the most convoluted spy program ever: Fly a balloon to 60,000 feet and unleash a drone. Then, have that drone deploy several smaller surveillance drones that glide to earth collecting data.
Jan 6 2012

Iran’s warnings reflect hardening military doctrine

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2012-01-06 12:21
Its greater emphasis on displays of military strength and brinkmanship-style posturing also may reflect mounting insecurities among Iran’s leadership.
Jan 6 2012

Young vets’ jobless rate rises to 13.3 percent

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-01-06 09:35
Young veterans continue to have problems finding jobs even as the overall economy is improving, according to Friday’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jan 6 2012

View from Germany: New U.S. strategy not that different

Deutsche Welle - Fri, 2012-01-06 08:29
Deutsche Welle spoke with America expert Johannes Thimm about how severe the envisioned Pentagon budget cuts actually will be.
Jan 6 2012

Trillion-Dollar Fighter Program Delayed, But Still Tracking - Fri, 2012-01-06 08:25
As expected, the Pentagon will delay acquisition of more than 100 early-model Joint Strike Fighters in a bid to save short-term money and to have more time to work out the warplane's many technical kinks.


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