Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 10 2012

Gen. Welsh nominated to lead Air Force

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2012-05-10 15:32
The White House has nominated Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and a former senior official at the CIA, to be the next Air Force chief of staff.
May 10 2012

Chinese media warn of war with Philippines

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-05-10 14:55
China warned its citizens in the Philippines to "stay indoors" on Thursday as its state media warned of war over a month-long dispute in the South China Sea.
May 10 2012

Survey: Americans favor defense cuts, given budget data

The Washington Times - Thu, 2012-05-10 10:42
Americans typically want more spending on defense but favor cutting back when they are told how much actually is spent on defense compared with other budget items, according to opinion data released Thursday.
May 10 2012

U.K. backs out of deal to buy F-35Cs

Fox News - Thu, 2012-05-10 08:37
Britain's defense secretary is ditching proposals to buy the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter—reverting to an original plan for the purchase of F-35B jump jets.
May 10 2012

House Committee Rejects More Base Closings - Headlines - Thu, 2012-05-10 05:58
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday soundly rejected the Pentagon's call for military base closings to cut costs.
May 10 2012

‘Boko Haram is a symptom, not a disease’

Deutsche Welle - Thu, 2012-05-10 05:51
The radical Islamic group Boko Haram has carried out a number of violent and deadly attacks in Nigeria. Their bombings and drive by shootings have killed hundreds of Nigerian civilians, both Christian and Muslim.
May 9 2012

Webb seeks bigger role for Congress on use of military

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-05-09 21:44
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Wednesday he will introduce legislation requiring congressional approval before the president can take military action when U.S. interests are not directly threatened.
May 9 2012

U.S. Administration Renews Push to Ratify Law of Sea Treaty

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2012-05-09 17:37
The Obama administration is beginning a new push for Senate approval of the 1982 U.N. Law of the Sea treaty, saying it's necessary to protect the Navy's right to carry out exercises off the coast of China.
May 9 2012

10-month LCS deployment to Singapore planned

Reuters - Wed, 2012-05-09 17:07
The littoral combat ship USS Freedom will be sent to Singapore next spring for a roughly 10-month deployment, the Navy said on Wednesday.
May 9 2012

Joint Chiefs issue new directive on sex assault

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-09 15:09
The military’s senior uniformed officers underscored concerns about sexual assault in the ranks by dropping some required reading on commanders and leaders in the form of a “strategic direction” document.


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