Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 22 2012

US Navy: 2 dead from Oman helicopter crash

Washington Examiner World News - Sun, 2012-07-22 06:46
The Navy says the death toll from a helicopter crash last week in the Arabian peninsula nation of Oman is two.
Jul 20 2012

U.S. Missile Shield May Make China Build Better Missiles - Fri, 2012-07-20 05:30
China has bet the security of its citizens largely around one weapon system: missiles. Which is why planned U.S. advancements to Washington's mobile missile shield is freaking out Beijing's military chiefs.
Jul 19 2012

DOD to bolster Yemen’s counterterrorism forces

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-07-19 18:11
The Pentagon is pouring new funds into Yemen to help bolster the embattled country’s counterterrorism forces, amid growing concerns about Iranian spying and meddling there.
Jul 19 2012

Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly testifies to lead Southern Command

McClatchy News Service - Thu, 2012-07-19 17:29
The Marine poised to run U.S. military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean said he’s ready to combat drug-trafficking, one of the main duties of any commander of the Miami-based Southern Command.
Jul 19 2012

Elite Marine Corps units to field new pistols

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-07-19 15:15
The Marine Corps’ elite special operations and reconnaissance units will field thousands of new .45-caliber pistols over the next four years, military acquisition officials confirmed Thursday.
Jul 19 2012

MH-53 Helicopter Crashes off Oman Top Stories - Thu, 2012-07-19 11:16
An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 15 crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, while conducting heavy lift support operations.
Jul 18 2012

Pentagon announces naval exercise in Middle East

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2012-07-18 14:55
The United States will join 20 other nations in a joint minesweeping exercise in the waters of the Middle East in late September, as tensions in the region continue to simmer.
Jul 18 2012

Webb Introduces New Bill to Punish Military Impersonators

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2012-07-18 14:55
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), introduced a new bill Tuesday titled, "The Military Service Integrity Act of 2012," which would bring criminal penalties to individuals making a false claim of military service.
Jul 18 2012

Panetta: U.S. can defeat any Iran effort to block oil shipping

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-07-18 12:55
The United States has the capacity to defeat any Iranian attempt to shut down sea commerce in the oil-rich Gulf region and will hold Tehran directly responsible for shipping disruptions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says.
Jul 18 2012

Shots fired, Russia detains Chinese fishing ships - Wed, 2012-07-18 00:27
The Russian coast guard seized two Chinese vessels and detained 36 fishermen Tuesday after they allegedly were found fishing in Russian-controlled waters in the Sea of Japan.


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