Top Daily Stories for March 2012

Mar 9 2012

Vets’ jobless rate takes big drop in February

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-09 10:30
Programs aimed at helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans find jobs may be paying off. The February unemployment rate for people who separated from the service since 2001 dropped dramatically.
Mar 9 2012

Panetta: U.S. keeping troops in South Korea

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-09 09:07
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Washington needs troops in South Korea even amid budget cuts as a means to deter North Korea and to signal the importance of the Asia-Pacific region.
Mar 9 2012

Adm. Locklear takes over Pacific Command

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-09 09:04
The commander of NATO-led operations that helped Libyan rebels overthrow Moammar Gadhafi is taking over as the top U.S. military commander in Asia and the Pacific.
Mar 9 2012

Leaked Memo Says U.S. SOF in Syria

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-03-09 08:36
U.S. Special Operation Forces reportedly have been in Syria since December training groups to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a leaked Stratfor memo published by WikiLeaks says.
Mar 8 2012

Asian Military Spending Overtakes Europe's

The Chosun Ilbo - Fri, 2012-03-09 00:03
Asia's military spending will exceed Europe's for the first time this year, according to a study released by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Mar 8 2012

Navy Announces New Drug Testing Parameters

Navy.mil Top Stories - Thu, 2012-03-08 16:15
To align with new DOD policy the Navy will begin testing for more commonly abused prescription drugs during random urinalysis starting May 1. This follows a record low in sailors testing positive for illicit drug use.
Mar 8 2012

Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Iraq War Start

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-03-08 07:49
The number of suicides in the U.S. Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday.
Mar 8 2012

Corps to Reduce Afghan Force by Half This Year

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-03-08 07:44
Marines will lead the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan this year, reducing by about half their force in the province of Helmand as Afghans move into the combat lead there, a top U.S. general said.
Mar 8 2012

Report: China testing cyber-attack capabilities

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2012-03-08 03:15
China has progressed to testing cyberspace attack capabilities during exercises, according to a congressional report out today.
Mar 7 2012

Senator: CG plans heavy polar icebreaker

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-07 21:21
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) says the Coast Guard is including $860 million in its five-year budget plan for a new heavy polar icebreaker.

 
 

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