Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 7 2012

India's First Nuclear Sub Set for Trials

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-08-07 07:37
India said its first home-built nuclear submarine was set for sea trials as it detailed billion-dollar projects to arm its navy with warships, aircraft and modern weaponry.
Aug 7 2012

Navy tests ocean drones in Narragansett Bay

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-08-07 06:39
Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their own rhythm, carrying out missions programmed by their Navy masters.
Aug 6 2012

Coast Guard prepares for expanded Arctic role

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-06 19:37
The Coast Guard is ready for expanded activity in Arctic waters, Commandant Robert Papp told a U.S. Senate panel, even though the nearest base is more than 750 miles from the Bering Strait on Kodiak Island.
Aug 6 2012

Obama signs bill helping Lejeune water victims

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-08-06 16:15
President Obama has signed a bill providing health benefits to Marines and family members exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune from 1957 to 1987.
Aug 6 2012

Obama signs veterans' aid bill

USA Today - Mon, 2012-08-06 16:05
President Obama signed a bill today designed to improve veterans' health care and prevent political protests near military funerals.
Aug 6 2012

Secretary of the Navy Visits Enterprise Top Stories - Mon, 2012-08-06 15:15
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in the Arabian Sea 6-7 August as the carrier continued its 25th and final deployment.
Aug 6 2012

China media tell U.S. to "shut up" over South China Sea tensions

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-08-05 23:25
The Chinese Communist Party's top newspaper Monday told Washington to "shut up" over tensions in the South China Sea, charging it with "fanning flames" of division in the region.
Aug 2 2012

Australia rejects idea to base U.S. carrier there

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-08-02 06:49
Australia on Thursday rejected a proposal by a Washington-based think tank to base a nuclear aircraft carrier strike group on Australia's west coast.
Aug 2 2012

GPS-Guided Hypersonic Bullets: Navy's Next Dream Weapon - Thu, 2012-08-02 05:30
What's crazier than an electrically fired, 5,600 mph bullet? An electrically fired, 5,600 mph bullet that's GPS-guided, too. The Navy wants one to use with its cutting-edge electromagnetic rail gun.
Aug 2 2012

Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan visits Pakistan

Top Headlines - Thu, 2012-08-02 05:24
Gen. John Allen discussed border coordination with Pakistan's army chief Thursday during his first visit since Islamabad ended its seven-month blockade of NATO troop supplies.


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