Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 13 2012

Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

Top Headlines - Fri, 2012-07-13 10:39
The Institute of Medicine says troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan should be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and wants federal agencies to conduct more research.
Jul 13 2012

Peeling paint sidelines USCG’s newest cutter

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-13 10:18
Three months after commissioning, the Coast Guard's fast-response cutter Bernard C. Webber was back on land to repair chunks of top coat literally peeling from the ship’s hull.
Jul 13 2012

Chinese Frigate Stranded in Disputed Waters

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-07-13 07:10
A Chinese naval frigate has run aground while patrolling disputed waters in the South China Sea, the defense ministry said July 13, amid tensions with the Philippines over territorial claims.
Jul 12 2012

Navy creates panel to study fire aboard sub

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2012-07-12 22:24
The Navy is convening a special panel to investigate the fire that damaged the submarine Miami while it was in dry dock at Portsmouth (Maine) Naval Shipyard.
Jul 12 2012

Russian Ship With Syrian Helicopters Embarks on Renewed Voyage

The New York Times - Global - Thu, 2012-07-12 15:07
The Alaed, which has emerged as a barometer of Russia’s intentions toward the government of President Bashar al-Assad, was reported heading south off Norway’s northern coast.
Jul 12 2012

VA to expand health program for rural veterans

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-07-12 11:14
Veterans in rural communities may have more access to specialized health care under an expansion of a physician education program announced Wednesday by the Veterans Affairs Department.
Jul 12 2012

U.S., China square off over South China Sea

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-07-12 06:06
The United States pressed Beijing on Thursday to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Jul 11 2012

Japan Protests Chinese Ships Near Disputed Islands

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2012-07-11 18:04
Japan has lodged a protest with China after three Chinese patrol ships entered waters near a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Jul 11 2012

CBO: Pentagon spending plans exceed projected budget

Reuters - Wed, 2012-07-11 17:47
The five-year spending plan outlined by the Pentagon earlier this year would cost $123 billion more than DOD projected and would violate limits set by Congress, the Congressional Budget Office says.
Jul 11 2012

The Ponce, a Floating Base, Reflects the New U.S. Way of War

The New York Times - Wed, 2012-07-11 17:37
The transport ship was reborn as a forward base designed as a counter to the Iranian threat and capable of staging important military actions across the region.


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