Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 23 2012

Military Will Withstand Cuts, Obama Says

The New York Times - Wed, 2012-05-23 17:13
President Obama, speaking at the Air Force Academy graduation, described keeping the armed forces strong in the wake of tight budgets and the end of two wars.
May 23 2012

Coast Guard wary of cuts, admiral says

San Diego Union - Wed, 2012-05-23 14:18
West Coast commander says budget cuts would hit the Coast Guard as hard as other branches of the military and affect the scope of protection it is able to provide.
May 23 2012

Russia test-fires new missile

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2012-05-23 06:37
Russia test-fired a ballistic missile Wednesday, a move that comes amid tensions about a recent NATO announcement that it placed an interim missile defense shield in Europe.
May 23 2012

In First, Navy Will Put 4G Network on Ships

Wired.com - Wed, 2012-05-23 06:30
By the end of the year the Navy will put a 4G LTE wireless network in some ships, giving a whole new communications tool to sailors and Marines: their smartphones.
May 22 2012

Senate: Chinese Fake Parts 'Flood' U.S. Military

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-05-22 07:34
More than a million Chinese counterfeit electronic parts are estimated to be in use in U.S. military aircraft, according to a Senate report.
May 22 2012

China accuses Pentagon of hyping Chinese military threat

Fox News - World - Tue, 2012-05-22 04:40
China's Defense Ministry is accusing the Pentagon of hyping Chinese military power and its threat to Taiwan in a depiction that will ultimately undermine ties between the two militaries.
May 22 2012

Pakistan Navy court-martials 3 officers in connection with 2011 base attack

Fox News - World - Tue, 2012-05-22 02:12
Pakistan's navy has court-martialed three of its officers for "negligence" in connection with a dramatic Taliban attack on a naval base in the southern port city of Karachi last year.
May 21 2012

Under Secretary: 8 LCSs could be based in Gulf

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-21 18:16
The Navy could eventually have a force of eight ships operating from Bahrain if plans to base littoral combat ships in the Persian Gulf continue as envisioned, the service’s No. 2 official said.
May 21 2012

Plan cuts DOD role in deciding drone targets

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-21 17:53
The Pentagon’s role in choosing terror leaders to be targeted for drone attacks or raids has been minimized in a new system developed by the White House.
May 21 2012

NATO Formally Agrees to Transition on Afghan Security

The New York Times - Mon, 2012-05-21 13:48
The agreement to give the Afghans the lead role in securing their country next summer begins the end of the United States’s involvement in a decade-long war.

 
 

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