Top Daily Stories for February 2012

Feb 9 2012

Report: Pentagon to change women-in-combat policy

Fox News - Thu, 2012-02-09 01:09
On Thursday, the Pentagon will recommend to Congress that women be allowed to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines.
Feb 8 2012

Marine aviation programs navigate budget turbulence

San Diego Union - Wed, 2012-02-08 22:36
As the Defense Department braces for budget cuts, the Marine Corps has prepared a plan for deeper manpower reductions but hopes to retain its major aviation programs, the head of Marine aviation says.
Feb 8 2012

As demand for special op forces rises, will AFRICOM get short shrift?

The Washington Times - Wed, 2012-02-08 18:10
U.S. Africa Command has been quietly battling terrorism in Africa, relying on special forces. But amid shrinking budgets and increased use of special forces in Afghanistan, it may see resources dwindle.
Feb 8 2012

DOD to issue overdue report on women in combat

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-02-08 15:37
The Pentagon is planning to release a long-overdue report about the role of women in combat later this week, according to officials familiar with the report.
Feb 8 2012

India Upgrades its Military With China in Mind - Headlines - Wed, 2012-02-08 14:20
India has decided to buy 126 fighter jets from France, taken delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine from Russia and prepared for its first aircraft carrier as it modernizes its military to match China's.
Feb 8 2012

General: U.S. advisory teams heading to Afghanistan

USA Today - Wed, 2012-02-08 12:46
U.S. military will begin sending advisory teams to help Afghan combat forces as they take a more prominent role in fighting the Taliban.
Feb 8 2012

Navy Separation Process Leaves Sailors in the Dark - Headlines - Wed, 2012-02-08 07:00
As the Navy downsizes, some of those caught in the involuntary separation crossfire are left stunned and with little recourse.
Feb 8 2012

U.S. and Japan Pave Way to Send Okinawa Marines to Guam

The New York Times - Wed, 2012-02-08 06:36
The transfer of U.S. Marines to Guam will not require the prior closure of a base on the southern Japan island of Okinawa, the United States and Japan announced Wednesday.
Feb 7 2012

Navy to Test Railgun Prototype

Navy News from - Tue, 2012-02-07 21:40
The Office of Naval Research's electromagnetic railgun program will take an important step forward in the coming weeks when the first industry railgun prototype launcher is tested in Dahlgren, Va.
Feb 7 2012

Admiral: Spec Ops’ Afghan Role May Expand - Headlines - Tue, 2012-02-07 13:48
Adm. Bill McRaven said Tuesday that special operations forces in Afghanistan are preparing for a possible expanded role as overall U.S. forces begin to draw down after a decade of war.


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