Top Daily Stories for June 2012

Jun 6 2012

Russian Ballistic-Missile Sub on Initial Sea Trials

Maritime News - Vessels - Wed, 2012-06-06 04:20
Russia's latest ballistic-missile submarine, the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky soon will complete initial sea trials.
Jun 6 2012

Putin: Russia will boost military ties with China

Reuters - Wed, 2012-06-06 03:57
The Russian president says he'll boost military cooperation with China—to include more joint exercises—after the United States announced plans to shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific.
Jun 5 2012

Report: DoD benefits database rife with errors

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-06-05 15:29
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants quick action to improve the accuracy of the Defense Enrollment Eligibility and Reporting System.
Jun 5 2012

Al Qaeda Deputy Killed in Drone Strike in Pakistan

The New York Times - Tue, 2012-06-05 13:11
Abu Yahya al-Libi, the al Qaeda deputy leader who escaped American custody in 2005, was killed in a Monday drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal belt, according to an American official.
Jun 5 2012

Lawmaker: Sub repair from fire estimated at $400M

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-06-05 11:37
Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine says an early estimate from the Navy puts the price tag of repairs for a fire-damaged submarine in the range of about $400 million.
Jun 5 2012

Pakistan Says It Tested Nuclear-Capable Missile

The New York Times - Tue, 2012-06-05 04:47
Pakistan’s military said it successfully test-fired a cruise missile on Tuesday, a move analysts say is part of a regional arms buildup with a focus on India.
Jun 5 2012

Panetta to encourage India in Afghan war role

Washington Examiner World News - Tue, 2012-06-05 03:53
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in India, where he will encourage leaders to take a more active role in Afghanistan.
Jun 5 2012

Indian Warship Begins Sea Trials

Maritime News - Vessels - Tue, 2012-06-05 01:31
The second of three frigates being built for Indian navy by JSC Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia, has begun its sea trials.
Jun 5 2012

American General in S. Korea Replaced after Spy Report

The New York Times - Global - Tue, 2012-06-05 00:50
Army Brig. Gen. Neil H. Tolley was replaced after being quoted as saying American and South Korean troops have been parachuting into North Korea on spy missions.
Jun 5 2012

Special Ops Chief Seeks New Authority and Is Denied

The New York Times - Global - Mon, 2012-06-04 23:06
Congress and the State Department told the leader of Special Operations Command, who was seeking new authority to train foreign security forces, to slow down.


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