Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 23 2012

North Korea Threatens Seoul With Military Action

The New York Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 06:45
North Korea on Monday accused the South’s government and news media of slandering its leadership and threatened “special actions” by the military.
Apr 23 2012

Globally, Sea Piracy Drops 28% in First Quarter - Headlines - Mon, 2012-04-23 06:09
Sea piracy worldwide dropped 28 percent in the first quarter of 2012, attacks falling sharply in Somalia's waters because of international naval patrols.
Apr 23 2012

Warship Received by Royal Thai Navy

Maritime News - Security - Mon, 2012-04-23 03:08
The Royal Thai Navy has officially received the first Endurance-class landing platform dock ship, HTMS Angthong (LPD-791) at a naval base in Chon Buri, Thailand.
Apr 23 2012

Vietnam begins naval exercises with the U.S.

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Mon, 2012-04-23 00:27
Vietnam has begun a weeklong naval exchange with the U.S. Navy amid percolating tensions in the South China Sea with China.
Apr 22 2012

Afghanistan, U.S. reach pact on post-2014 American support

Washington Post - World - Sun, 2012-04-22 15:08
After more than a year of negotiations, U.S. and Afghan officials reached an agreement Sunday confirming the United States’ commitment to Afghanistan for a decade after its formal troop withdrawal in 2014.
Apr 22 2012

Iran military says it's copying U.S. drone

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-04-22 04:01
Iran's military has begun to build a copy of a U.S. surveillance drone captured last year after breaking the software encryption, Iranian media reported on Sunday.
Apr 22 2012

China, Russia begin naval war maneuvers

MSNBC - Sun, 2012-04-22 03:52
China and Russia began their first joint naval exercises on Sunday, focusing on air defense, anti-submarine tactics, search and rescue, as well as joint efforts to rescue hijacked vessels.
Apr 21 2012

South Korea Unveils Missile that can Hit North - Headlines - Sat, 2012-04-21 05:44
As a warning against future North Korean provocations, South Korea has announced it has developed a cruise missile capable of immediately striking anywhere within the communist country.
Apr 20 2012

Man killed when Navy, Filipino boats collide

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-04-20 16:30
Authorities in the southern Philippines are investigating a collision involving a Navy special operations boat that left a local fisherman dead, according to reports.
Apr 20 2012

Navy will start testing for prescription drugs

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-04-20 16:06
The Navy ratchets up its drug war May 1 with screening for two families of drugs — benzodiazepines and hydrocodones — that include commonly abused prescription medicines such as Valium, Xanax and Vicodin.


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