Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 27 2012

Study examines suicide among OEF, OIF vets

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-27 09:41
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are no more likely to commit suicide than other veterans—unless they have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
Jul 27 2012

Russian admiral: We want naval bases abroad

Washington Examiner World News - Fri, 2012-07-27 07:46
Russia is talking to Cuba, Vietnam and the Indian Ocean island country of Seychelles about housing Russian navy ships, the nation's navy chief says.
Jul 27 2012

Navy: We'll Never, Ever Overpay for Biofuels - Fri, 2012-07-27 06:30
Here, a Navy official responds to an article last week that was critical of efforts to launch a biofuel-powered "Great Green Fleet."
Jul 27 2012

China names military heads of South China Sea city

Washington Examiner World News - Fri, 2012-07-27 06:03
China on Friday named two senior military officers to head a garrison in the South China Sea, days after calling the island community the country's newest city.
Jul 26 2012

Navy Shipbuilding Cost Estimates Disputed

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2012-07-26 21:00
The yearly price tag to carry out the U.S. Navy's latest 30-year shipbuilding plan comes to about $20 billion, a new congressional report said, more than $3 billion a year above the Navy's projections.
Jul 26 2012

Defense Secretary Panetta to visit Middle East

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-07-26 16:15
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will head to the Middle East next week and is expected to speak with Israeli and Jordanian officials about the conflict in Syria and worries about Iran.
Jul 26 2012

U.S., Lockheed reach deal on Israeli F-35s

Reuters - Thu, 2012-07-26 15:57
The Pentagon has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin Corp. on a $450 million program to enhance electronic warfare equipment on the F-35 fighter jet, and integrate Israeli-unique systems beginning in 2016.
Jul 26 2012

Defense official: U.S. needs to 'accelerate' effort to help Mali - Thu, 2012-07-26 15:42
Mali, a country bloodied by a violent coup in March, has become a greater focus of U.S. counterterrorism attention, a Department of Defense official said Thursday.
Jul 26 2012

Intel Leaks Put Americans at Risk, Admiral Says

Fox News - Thu, 2012-07-26 04:36
Recent national security leaks have put lives at risk and require an effective crackdown, the head of the Special Operations Command Admiral William McRaven says.
Jul 25 2012

Pilot OK after Harrier crashes near MCAS Yuma

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-07-25 22:15
A Marine Corps Harrier attack jet crashed while on a training mission Wednesday in southwestern Arizona and base officials said the pilot ejected safely.


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