Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 17 2012

VA official: Claims backlog continues to grow

USA Today - Tue, 2012-07-17 16:36
As of July 16, the Veterans Administration backlog stood at 919,461 with 66 percent of the cases pending more than 125 days.
Jul 17 2012

VA expands grants to tackle veteran homelessness

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2012-07-17 15:26
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it would award nearly $100 million in grants to groups that help homeless veterans as well as those at risk of becoming homeless.
Jul 17 2012

Russia To Take Delivery of BrahMos

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-07-17 14:14
Russia will begin taking delivery of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile being built in India as a joint Indo-Russian venture.
Jul 17 2012

Pentagon: Skiff came within 150 yards of Navy ship in Persian Gulf

MSNBC - Tue, 2012-07-17 08:56
The small vessel disregarded warnings as it approached the U.S. ship near Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, NBC's Brian Williams reports.
Jul 17 2012

Iran: U.S. ship's actions "threaten regional security"

Reuters - Tue, 2012-07-17 05:05
Iran on Tuesday criticized the actions of a U.S. Navy ship that shot at an approaching fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates, saying the incident showed foreign forces threatened regional security.
Jul 17 2012

Analysis: How Navy Incompetence Sank 'Green Fleet' - Mon, 2012-07-16 23:01
On Wednesday, the Navy will sail its eco-friendly "Great Green Fleet" for the first time—and maybe the last. Support for the once-promising biofuel plan has collapsed on Capitol Hill.
Jul 16 2012

Military has to fight for lauded IED buster

The Washington Times - Mon, 2012-07-16 19:54
U.S. commanders have difficulty obtaining permission to acquire an obscure IED detection system, a congressman says.
Jul 16 2012

Report: North Korea names new military chief

Washington Examiner World News - Mon, 2012-07-16 19:02
The official Korean Central News Agency says North Korea has named Hyon Yong Chol vice marshal of the Korean People's Army.
Jul 16 2012

Great Green Fleet Sailing Toward SECNAV Energy Goals Top Stories - Mon, 2012-07-16 18:15
The U.S. Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration is under way as part of the 2012 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, the world's largest international maritime exercise.
Jul 16 2012

Coast Guard opens Arctic base of operations

Coast Guard News - Mon, 2012-07-16 18:08
The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow on Monday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in the Arctic.


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