Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 30 2012

Navy's secret Sea Shadow may end up on scrap heap

McClatchy News Service - Mon, 2012-04-30 07:03
A secret chapter in American naval research could soon reach an ignoble close when a rusty barge and its once-classified contents leave Suisun Bay for the scrap heap.
Apr 30 2012

Navy Nears Deal to Help Avoid Calif. Blackouts - Headlines - Mon, 2012-04-30 06:06
The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer.
Apr 28 2012

U.S. officials: Core al Qaeda 'essentially gone'

USA Today - Sat, 2012-04-28 03:53
A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to America, counterterrorist officials say.
Apr 28 2012

As defense cuts loom, U.S looks south to boost security, strengthen ties

Fox News - World - Sat, 2012-04-28 03:04
In these days of shrinking defense budgets, the United States is looking to its southern neighbors to help monitor and protect the Asia Pacific region in the years ahead.
Apr 27 2012

U.S. deploys stealth jets to base in Southwest Asia

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2012-04-27 21:58
The United States has deployed a number of stealth jets, its most modern, fifth-generation fighter bomber, to an air base in Southwest Asia, according to the Air Force.
Apr 27 2012

9,000 Marines To Relocate From Okinawa - Headlines - Fri, 2012-04-27 07:02
About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will move to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under an agreement announced Thursday.
Apr 26 2012

Crackdown on schools targeting GI benefits

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-04-26 20:50
President Obama will sign an executive order that attempts to limit deceptive or misleading practices by schools that target current and former service members and their families.
Apr 26 2012

Pentagon: Women in combat units to start 14 May 14

The Washington Times - Thu, 2012-04-26 12:28
The Pentagon on Thursday announced that a change in policy allowing female troops to serve in ground combat units below the brigade level will take effect 14 May.
Apr 26 2012

Lawmaker wants Navy to keep 3 cruisers

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-04-26 11:27
The Navy would have to upgrade and keep three of four Ticonderoga-class cruisers scheduled to be retired in 2013, according to proposed legislation released by House Republicans.
Apr 26 2012

In U.S.-Russia deal, hotline may be used for cybersecurity

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2012-04-26 09:12
A secure communications channel set up to prevent misunderstandings that might lead to nuclear war is likely to expand to handle new kinds of conflict—in cyberspace.


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