Top Daily Stories for March 2012

Mar 7 2012

Senator asks for Comfort to stay in Md.

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-07 17:05
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., pressed the Navy’s top leadership Wednesday to leave the hospital ship Comfort in Baltimore.
Mar 7 2012

U.S. brass: No plan to cede Afghan war to CIA

The Washington Times - Wed, 2012-03-07 15:40
U.S. military commanders denied Wednesday there are no plans to turn the Afghan war over to CIA control after 2014, with special operations answering to American intelligence officials.
Mar 7 2012

DOD Officials: Obama Reviewing Military Options in Syria

The New York Times - Wed, 2012-03-07 14:55
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday that the best solution would not involve military intervention, but that the United States and its allies were reviewing all options.
Mar 7 2012

U.S., Yemen to restart training to tackle al Qaeda

Fox News - Wed, 2012-03-07 08:17
U.S. and Yemeni officials have agreed to restart a controversial military-training program as part of planned enhanced counter-terrorism relationship.
Mar 7 2012

Navy: Gross Negligence in Death of Essex Sailor - Headlines - Wed, 2012-03-07 07:34
A breakdown of safety procedures, protocol violations and gross negligence led to the death of a sailor on board the USS Essex in November, according to a Navy report.
Mar 6 2012

CG dismisses charges against crash survivor

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-03-06 17:41
The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday dismissed negligent homicide and other charges against the sole survivor of a 2010 helicopter crash off the Washington coast.
Mar 6 2012

CentCom Chief Headed to Pakistan for Border Talks - Headlines - Tue, 2012-03-06 13:50
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East plans to visit Pakistan in the next 10 days to begin negotiating the reopening of supply routes closed after November's deadly friendly fire air strike.
Mar 6 2012

Enterprise to embark on final deployment Sunday

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-03-06 11:26
The Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will depart on its final deployment on March 11, with three Norfolk-based destroyers following it to sea the next day.
Mar 6 2012

Women allege rape, harassment in military suit

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-03-06 10:31
Eight current and former members of the U.S. military allege in a federal lawsuit that they were raped, assaulted or harassed during their service and suffered retaliation when they reported it.
Mar 6 2012

Nimitz completes $239M maintenance, upgrades

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-03-06 08:38
The aircraft carrier Nimitz has left Bremerton, Washington, for its new homeport at Naval Station Everett after wrapping up $239 million worth of maintenance and upgrades at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.


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