Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 18 2012

Germans Prepare To Pursue Pirates Ashore

Aviation Week - Wed, 2012-04-18 11:47
The German government today approved the extension of the area of operations of German forces participating in the EU's counterpiracy mission off the coast of Somalia.
Apr 18 2012

Several nations target U.S. cyber-networks: ex-FBI official

Washington Post - World - Wed, 2012-04-18 00:01
At least half a dozen countries are probing U.S. corporate and military computer systems, looking for data and a toehold should they want to disrupt or destroy the networks, the FBI’s former top cyber-sleuth says.
Apr 17 2012

Army General Tapped to Head DIA

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 15:43
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who vowed to fix intelligence to better fight the Afghan war, has been nominated to head the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Apr 17 2012

Squadron commander fired after records probe

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-04-17 15:22
The commander of the Navy squadron charged with transporting senior Navy and Marine Corps leaders has been fired after an investigation revealed the possible falsification of administrative records.
Apr 17 2012

Pentagon names Navy's next 'air boss'

San Diego Union - Tue, 2012-04-17 15:00
Vice Adm. David H. Buss has been nominated for the dual job of commander of Naval Air Forces and commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet's naval air forces, both based at North Island Naval Air Station.
Apr 17 2012

Navy to send floating hospital to Asia

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-04-17 13:57
The Navy next month will send one of its two medical ships—the USNS Mercy—on a goodwill mission to Southeast Asia.
Apr 17 2012

U.S., Vietnam to Hold Five-Day Naval Exchange

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 13:51
Vietnam and the United States will hold five days of "non-combatant" naval exchange activities next week in the port city of Danang, the U.S. Embassy said, amid rising tensions in the South China Sea.
Apr 17 2012

Navy, Corps IT staffs to take $2B budget hit

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-04-17 13:42
The Navy and Marine Corps will shrink their information technology staffs to meet a $2 billion budget cut over the next five years.
Apr 17 2012

Coast Guard Arctic Focus Might Impact Drug War

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 07:24
As the Coast Guard rogers up to new and expanded missions in a warming Arctic Circle, budget cuts means pulling back elsewhere—probably in its role interdicting cocaine bound for the United States.
Apr 17 2012

Navy Eyes Apache Helo's Gun for Use at Sea

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 07:15
After years of admiring the Army Apache's powerful, nose-mounted 30-mm cannon,the Navy is now looking to arm its patrol boats and helicopters with the same withering firepower.

 
 

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