Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Report: Move fewer Marines to Guam, but get it done now

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-07-31 17:15
The Navy should deploy more amphibious ships and subs to the Asia-Pacific theater, and the Marines should rethink their plan to move 4,700 Marines from Japan to Guam, a think-tank report says.
Jul 31 2012

House panel preps for big sequestration hearing

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-07-31 13:15
The House Armed Services Committee will grill White House and defense officials tomorrow in pursuit of more details on how sequestration could devastate the military.
Jul 31 2012

China's naval activity, lack of transparency concern Japan

Washington Post – Pacific - Tue, 2012-07-31 04:50
Japan raised concern Tuesday about China’s growing assertiveness in regional waters at a time when it’s becoming less clear who in Beijing is making decisions about the military.
Jul 30 2012

Russia to get stronger nuclear navy, Putin says

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-07-30 15:58
President Vladimir Putin oversaw the start of construction of one of Russia's newest generation submarines Monday, vowing to boost nuclear naval forces to safeguard the country's position as a leading sea power.
Jul 30 2012

Report: Time right to downsize military pay raises

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-07-30 15:15
In what would be bad news for military wallets, a new report by Rand Corp. says the timing is right to limit the size of military pay raises.
Jul 29 2012

Pax River: First Flight of X-47B Top Stories - Sun, 2012-07-29 17:15
Naval Air Station Patuxent River conducted its first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator.
Jul 28 2012

Dempsey: U.S. military action in Syria unlikely

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-07-28 14:01
Even amid fears of a massacre in Syria’s largest city, the United States must continue applying economic and diplomatic pressure before considering military intervention, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs says.
Jul 28 2012

Russia Denies Pursuing Naval Bases Abroad

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2012-07-28 10:35
The Russian defense ministry has denied it is holding negotiations about opening military installations in Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles, dismissing media reports as fantasy.
Jul 27 2012

Huntington Ingalls gets $1.5B contract for Navy ship

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2012-07-27 20:14
The Navy has awarded a unit of Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a $1.5 billion contract for the detailed design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD-27.
Jul 27 2012

Former CNO under Reagan dies

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-27 11:41
Admiral James Watkins, the Chief of Naval Operations during the Reagan administration, died July 26.


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