Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 17 2012

Vietnam Vet to be Awarded MoH Posthumously

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 05:47
A 101st Airborne soldier will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest valor award for actions that took place in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, more than 40 years ago
Apr 17 2012

Navy Looking for New Jet?

Wired.com - Tue, 2012-04-17 05:30
The Navy quietly has asked defense contractors for "candidate[s]" for "strike fighter aircraft" in the future—a little weird, considering the Pentagon already is spending a trillion dollars on the troubled Joint Strike Fighter.
Apr 16 2012

Navy to name destroyer after Lyndon Johnson

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-04-16 17:44
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has announced that the next Zumwalt-class destroyer will be named the Lyndon B. Johnson.
Apr 16 2012

SECNAV: Navy can meet mission with 300 ships

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-16 15:03
The Navy can meet global defense needs, including the increased emphasis in the Pacific, with a 300-ship fleet, down from the 313 previously planned, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday.
Apr 16 2012

Greenert: Fleet operations pace unsustainable

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-16 12:19
The fleet’s pace of operations is surging and unsustainable as high demand for ships and submarines continues, the Navy’s top officer reiterated at a panel Monday alongside two fellow service chiefs.
Apr 16 2012

U.S., Philippines start drills amid spat with China

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-04-16 05:36
American and Filipino forces launched two weeks of annual naval drills on Monday amid a territorial stand-off between China and the Philippines.
Apr 15 2012

Coast Guard launches new fast-response cutter

Navy Times - Sun, 2012-04-15 14:49
The Coast Guard officially brought the new fast-response cutter to operational status as the first ship in that class was commissioned Saturday in Miami, Fla.
Apr 15 2012

NATO Sees Flaws in Air Campaign Against Gadhafi

The New York Times - Sun, 2012-04-15 01:00
The findings undercut the idea that NATO could effectively carry out a more complicated campaign in Syria without relying disproportionately on the United States military.
Apr 14 2012

New N. Korean leader Kim speaks publicly for first time

Washington Post - World - Sat, 2012-04-14 22:16
New North Korean leader Kim Jong un spoke publicly for the first time Sunday, saying he’d honor the legacy of his father and grandfather and prioritize the country’s military strength.
Apr 14 2012

‘Geeks’ become military’s new warriors

San Diego Union - Sat, 2012-04-14 14:00
With reports of China and Russia trying to slip into the Pentagon’s information networks on a daily basis, U.S. security experts now rank the military threat from cyberspace just behind terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

 
 

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