Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 15 2012

U.S., Japan eye missile-defense ship upgrades

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-08-15 17:24
The United States and Japan are discussing system upgrades for two Japanese destroyers to boost defenses against a ballistic missile attack, an executive at the Pentagon's top contractor says.
Aug 15 2012

Marine Corps to base Ospreys at Kaneohe Bay

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-15 16:15
The Marine Corps will bring two squadrons of its latest transport aircraft, the Osprey, and one light attack helicopter squadron to Kaneohe Bay. H
Aug 15 2012

Breath tests due for Annapolis mids

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-15 16:15
For off-duty midshipmen, it’s one more thing to be worried about when they get back to the Naval Academy: blowing in a Breathalyzer tube.
Aug 15 2012

Army 4-star investigated over spending

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-15 16:15
A four-star Army general who was the first head of the new U.S. Africa Command is under investigation for allegedly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars improperly.
Aug 15 2012

Norfolk team going to inspect damaged Porter

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-08-14 23:14
A team from Norfolk Naval Station has been sent to the United Arab Emirates to help assess damage to the guided-missile destroyer Porter.
Aug 14 2012

VA being probed for conference spending

Washington Post - Tue, 2012-08-14 18:17
The Department of Veterans Affairs spent $5 million—and set aside $4 million more — last year for two training conferences, and now the organizers of them are under investigation.
Aug 14 2012

Unmanned robotic trucks being tested

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-08-14 09:15
The military is testing some robotic vehicles made by Oshkosh Corp. that can be used to carry supplies into combat zones.
Aug 13 2012

Panetta: Pakistan military plans to open new front

Top Headlines - Mon, 2012-08-13 17:58
Pakistan has said it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of an al Qaeda-affiliated network.
Aug 13 2012

Navy Reserve's 1st female commander takes charge

The Washington Times - Mon, 2012-08-13 15:30
Rear Admiral Robin Braun is the 12th chief of the Navy Reserve, and is the first woman to lead any Reserve component of the military.
Aug 13 2012

Pirate negotiator sentenced to 12 life terms

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-08-13 14:45
A federal judge ordered 12 life sentences on Monday for a Somali pirate negotiator involved in two hijackings that saw four American yachters killed.


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