Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 29 2012

Navy: 2-3 weeks for answers on fire-damaged sub in Maine

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-05-29 14:35
A union leader at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says he's confident the fire-damaged USS Miami can be repaired, but the Navy says it'll be two to three weeks before there's any word.
May 29 2012

Panetta: Asia is the ‘project’ for USNA grads

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-05-29 11:58
The Pentagon chief says building U.S. maritime strength across the Asia-Pacific will be the main project for the new generation of America’s naval officers.
May 29 2012

Michelle Obama sponsors submarine

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-05-29 08:20
First lady Michelle Obama agreed to serve as sponsor of the USS Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Conn., and Newport News, Va., and expected to deploy in 2015.
May 28 2012

New vets set record for war-disability claims

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-28 12:07
America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.
May 27 2012

At West Point, Asking if a War Doctrine Was Worth It

The New York Times - Sun, 2012-05-27 20:48
Faculty at the United States Military Academy are debating what a counterinsurgency strategy gained in Iraq and Afghanistan and whether the doctrine has a future.
May 27 2012

Panetta: Looming cuts would be 'disastrous'

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-05-27 19:33
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Sunday that more than $500 billion in defense-related cuts scheduled to kick in early next year would be "disastrous" to national security and begged lawmakers to restore the money.

May 25 2012

SOCOM chief sells plan for spec ops expansion

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-05-25 17:26
The commander of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden is defending his proposal that he have more authority to send special operations forces overseas to address problems like terrorists or sudden unrest.
May 25 2012

France: Combat troops out of Afghanistan in '12

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-05-25 08:45
All French combat troops will pull out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, France’s new president said Friday, but some trainers will remain to help Afghanistan’s nascent security forces.
May 24 2012

Senate Panel Cuts Off Navy's Biofuel Buys - Thu, 2012-05-24 21:00
The Navy's ambitious renewable energy plans took a major hit Thursday, when the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to all but ban the military from buying alternative fuels.
May 24 2012

U.S. troops winning war against IEDs of Taliban

The Washington Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 19:36
The U.S. military is on a path toward significantly fewer battlefield deaths in Afghanistan this year because it has become better at detecting the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops: the improvised explosive device.


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