Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 27 2012

Veterans job training slots fill up quickly

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-27 14:54
The VA announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and expects to fill every slot by Sept. 30.
Aug 27 2012

Top-level talks consider eliminating blue NWUs

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-27 06:53
The Navy’s aquaflage uniform has been around just a few years, but there’s a message getting louder from many rank-and-file and senior officials alike: Ditch the blueberries.
Aug 25 2012

Moonwalker, former Navy pilot Armstrong dies

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2012-08-25 17:15
Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon.
Aug 25 2012

Key Pakistani Taliban Figure Killed in Afghanistan

The New York Times - Sat, 2012-08-25 03:26
A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed a dozen militants including a senior leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, the international military coalition said Saturday.
Aug 24 2012

Former SEAL commander vouches for book author

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2012-08-24 17:00
An ex-Navy SEAL commander says the Obama administration hasn’t come clean on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and he hopes a new book will shine light on what really happened.
Aug 24 2012

China Missile Advances Aimed at Thwarting U.S. Defenses: Analysts

The New York Times - Fri, 2012-08-24 06:41
China is developing of a new generation of missiles that would give it a greater capability to hit targets in the United States and to overwhelm any defense systems, analysts said this week.
Aug 24 2012

Admiral warns troops in wake of SEAL book

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2012-08-24 05:29
Special operations chief Admiral Bill McRaven warned his troops, current and former, that he would take legal action against anyone found to have exposed sensitive information that could cause fellow forces harm.
Aug 23 2012

SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book identified

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-08-23 15:15
The Navy SEAL who wrote about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym is Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer.
Aug 23 2012

N. Korean jamming of GPS shows system's weakness

The Washington Times - Thu, 2012-08-23 12:05
U.S. and South Korean commanders participating in military exercises on the divided peninsula this week will be on the lookout for North Korean efforts to jam signals from their GPS devices.
Aug 23 2012

Gen. Allen: Taliban Coercion in Some Attacks on U.S. Troops

The New York Times - Global - Thu, 2012-08-23 12:00
The senior commander in Afghanistan says up to one-fourth of the attacks by Afghan security forces on Americans could be caused by Taliban infiltration or coercion.


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