Top Daily Stories for March 2012

Mar 31 2012

Judge’s ruling: $315M to Cole attack victims

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-03-31 09:59
A federal judge on Friday awarded more than $300 million to victims of the 2000 attack on the destroyer Cole, which was bombed while it was docked in a Yemeni harbor.
Mar 31 2012

Panetta: Defense Cuts Irresponsible

Fox News - Sat, 2012-03-31 05:41
In visit to ship off California coast, the Defense secretary blasts automatic defense cuts resulting from Congress' failure to find $1.2T in savings and says Congress 'put a gun to heads of the country.'
Mar 30 2012

DOD: Documents support Dover Mortuary findings

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-30 17:33
Defense Department officials have released documents related to the Dover Port Mortuary that they say support an earlier finding of “gross mismanagement” and a “lack of clear command and authority.”
Mar 30 2012

Dempsey: Latin America ties key to war on terror

Washington Examiner World News - Fri, 2012-03-30 08:29
The rationale for building closer security ties in Latin America rests in part on a worry that the networks used today to smuggle drugs could be tomorrow's path for a terrorist's bomb, the JCS chairman says.
Mar 30 2012

Reports: North Korea test fires short-range missiles

MSNBC - Fri, 2012-03-30 07:16
North Korea's firing of two short-range missiles is believed to be part of a test to upgrade capabilities, said news reports quoting South Korean military officials.
Mar 29 2012

China Nervous About U.S.-Led Missile Defense System

The Chosun Ilbo - Thu, 2012-03-29 23:36
China is growing nervous after U.S. calls for an Asia-wide missile-defense system against the threat of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Mar 29 2012

DOD adds $17B to total cost estimate for F-35

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-03-29 20:54
The Defense Department projects a nearly $17 billion increase in the total cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program from prior estimates, according to a new report.
Mar 29 2012

Shrinkage: Navy Won't Build as Many Ships as Planned

Wired.com - Thu, 2012-03-29 11:13
The Navy has officially revised its long-term shipbuilding plan downward and provided details about what’s effectively a five-year shipyard freeze.
Mar 29 2012

Panetta to visit Peleliu, 15th MEU at sea

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-03-29 06:22
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will visit Marines and sailors aboard amphibious assault ship Peleliu in a visit tomorrow to re-emphasize the military’s commitment to its amphibious forces.
Mar 28 2012

30-year plan has U.S. Fleet size at about 300 ships

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-28 19:15
The Navy’s new 30-year shipbuilding plan for 2013 shows few unexpected changes, projecting a slightly smaller average fleet size and slightly reduced shipbuilding rate.

 
 

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