Top Daily Stories for February 2012

Feb 7 2012

U.S. Sending Gen. Mattis to Repair Ties With Pakistan

The New York Times - Tue, 2012-02-07 07:30
The head of the U.S. Central Command will discuss the airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and wrecked relations.
Feb 6 2012

DOD: Tricare beneficiaries should go to MTFs

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-02-06 18:50
The Pentagon wants more Tricare beneficiaries to get their health care at military hospitals and clinics.
Feb 6 2012

Senators question Pentagon decision on F-35B

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-02-06 18:47
The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the strike fighter jet despite new technical problems.
Feb 6 2012

Naval Academy puts ‘spice’ scandal behind it

Washington Post - Mon, 2012-02-06 14:44
A year after the U.S. Naval Academy expelled seven midshipmen for using synthetic marijuana, the “spice” investigation is over, and school officials say the drug problem is past.
Feb 6 2012

Advanced Sight Could Double Range for Shooters

Military.com - Headlines - Mon, 2012-02-06 08:27
The next generation of battlefield optics will empower infantrymen to hit enemy targets from twice the effective range of the M4 carbine if Defense Department scientists get their way.
Feb 6 2012

Report: Iran's navy rescues tanker from pirates

Washington Examiner World News - Mon, 2012-02-06 05:12
Iran's state TV reports that the country's navy has opened fire on pirates to foil an attack on an Iranian oil tanker near the Gulf of Aden.
Feb 5 2012

USAF fleets fade with Pentagon budget cuts

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-02-05 22:12
America's aging tactical Air Force—jets that protect ground troops and strike hard-to-reach targets—is shrinking.
Feb 5 2012

Obama may pick Army retiree to replace Stavridis

Washington Post - World - Sun, 2012-02-05 21:52
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute is being considered as next commander of U.S. European Command, a move that could stir controversy among senior officials who have clashed with Lute over war policy.
Feb 5 2012

Navy discharges 8 sailors in hazing case

Fox News - Sun, 2012-02-05 03:41
Eight sailors have been discharged after a hazing incident aboard an amphibious assault ship. The incident, captured on video, included the choking of a fellow sailor, a Navy spokesman said.
Feb 4 2012

U.S. Plans a Shift to Elite Forces in Afghanistan

The New York Times - Global - Sat, 2012-02-04 19:10
In ending its combat role in Afghanistan a year earlier than expected, the United States will rely more on special forces that hunt insurgent leaders and train local troops, officials say.

 
 

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