Top Daily Stories for March 2012

Mar 16 2012

North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-16 09:35
North Korea announced plans Friday to send a satellite into space via a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement exchanging U.S. food aid for nuclear concessions.
Mar 15 2012

VA Tackling Mountainous Claims Backlog

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-03-15 17:00
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told Congress Thursday his agency is at a “tipping point” toward tackling the mountainous claims backlog that has prevent veterans from receiving benefits.
Mar 15 2012

Marines Told Cuts Won't Affect Current Enlistments

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-03-15 06:54
The Marine Corps plans to trim its ranks by 20,000 over five years, but no Marines will be forced out of the service early, according to a Marine Corps deputy commandant.
Mar 15 2012

U.S. seeks to ease concerns over F-35 delays, costs

Reuters - Thu, 2012-03-15 04:44
The United States sought today to allay concerns over delays and escalating costs for the F-35 fighter, telling eight partner nations there would be no further delays in the rollout of the radar-evading aircraft.
Mar 14 2012

Marines to cut four battalions, 12 air squadrons

Reuters - Wed, 2012-03-14 20:40
The Marine Corps said on Wednesday it would cut four infantry battalions and 12 flying squadrons over the next five years as it shrinks by 20,000 personnel to meet budget constraints and peacetime needs.
Mar 14 2012

11 ships to be decommissioned in fiscal 2013

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-14 16:53
Six frigates, four cruisers and an aircraft carrier are set to be decommissioned during fiscal 2013, according to a Navy message released Monday.
Mar 14 2012

Lawmaker Vows to Fight TRICARE Cost Increases

Military.com - Headlines - Wed, 2012-03-14 14:08
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee vowed to fight the Defense Department’s proposed cost increases for troop and retiree health care.
Mar 14 2012

'Highly unusual': Marines told to disarm before Panetta speech

MSNBC - Wed, 2012-03-14 10:02
About 200 U.S. Marines were ordered to leave their weapons outside the tent where U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was set to speak during his trip to Afghanistan on Wednesday.
Mar 14 2012

Do Fired Navy COs Suffer From 'Bathsheba Syndrome'?

Military.com - Headlines - Wed, 2012-03-14 07:39
How can the Navy abate a steady tide of offending COs? Perhaps by asking, “What would David do?”
Mar 13 2012

McKeon sees big shortfalls in DoD budget

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-03-13 16:56
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee doesn’t support more increases in Tricare fees and is worried about how budget limits could force faster and more painful personnel cuts.

 
 

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