Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 20 2012

Sailors, Marines under investigation in Secret Service scandal

San Diego Union - Fri, 2012-04-20 15:21
Four of 11 military people under investigation for alleged misconduct in Colombia are sailors and Marines from San Diego, a military spokesman said Friday.
Apr 20 2012

2 sue service academies over assault response

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-04-20 15:09
A lawsuit is asking a court to force the U.S. Military Academy and the Naval Academy to improve their response to rapes and sexual assaults.
Apr 19 2012

DOD urged to focus on directed-energy weapons

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-04-19 20:26
The U.S. military should focus on the development of directed-energy weapons to counter efforts to restrict its freedom of movement, according to a new analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Apr 19 2012

Navy moves to oust two Haditha Marines

San Diego Union - Thu, 2012-04-19 20:21
Two Marines granted immunity from prosecution in the Haditha, Iraq, case could be kicked out of the Corps.
Apr 19 2012

China Sends Second Ship to Standoff with Philippines

The Chosun Ilbo - Thu, 2012-04-19 18:14
A nine-day-old naval standoff between China and the Philippines showed few signs of cooling Thursday, with Beijing sending a powerful military vessel toward the disputed islands in the South China Sea.
Apr 19 2012

Panetta: China assisting North Korean missile program

Reuters - Thu, 2012-04-19 17:40
China has provided some assistance to North Korea's missile program, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday.
Apr 19 2012

A Few Good Women: Marines Open Infantry to Females - Thu, 2012-04-19 11:33
Chalk up another advance for gender equality in the U.S. military. The Marine Corps will open its infantry course to women for the first time in its 236-year history.
Apr 19 2012

India Says It Successfully Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

The New York Times - Thu, 2012-04-19 01:00
India said Thursday it had successfully launched a missile with nuclear capability and a 3,100-mile range, giving it the ability to strike Beijing and Shanghai.
Apr 19 2012

Veterans Affairs Dept. to Increase Mental Health Staffing

The New York Times - Thu, 2012-04-19 00:10
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to hire about 1,600 psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other clinicians in an effort to reduce wait times for services.
Apr 18 2012

CIA seeks new OK to expand Yemen drone campaign

Washington Post - World - Wed, 2012-04-18 18:53

The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who will be killed.


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