Top Daily Stories for September 2012

Sep 26 2012

Fewer submarines planned in Groton

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-09-26 07:02
The Navy’s top admiral says the Navy plans to keep fewer submarines in Groton as the military shifts its focus toward Asia.
Sep 25 2012

DOD cracks down on sexual assaults by trainers

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-09-25 15:15
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered a “comprehensive assessment” of all boot camps and entry-level training programs across the military to identify ways to reduce the frequency of sexual assault.
Sep 25 2012

China White Paper Claims Ownership of Japan-Controlled Islands

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-09-25 13:41
China has issued a white paper saying the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands are its “inherent territory in all historical, geographical and legal terms, and China enjoys indisputable sovereignty.”
Sep 25 2012

Harriers destroyed in attack to be replaced

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-09-25 12:15
The Marine Corps will replace eight Harriers that were destroyed or badly damaged in a bold attack by insurgents on a prominent aviation base in southern Afghanistan, Marine officials said.
Sep 25 2012

New pact could mean joint N.Z.-U.S. training

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-09-25 07:15
The Marine Corps may get tapped to help New Zealand build its amphibious capabilities under a renewed partnership with the U.S. military, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters.
Sep 25 2012

Near Disputed Isles, Japan Confronts Boats From Taiwan

The New York Times - Global - Tue, 2012-09-25 06:57
Japan's coast guard used water cannon Tuesday to disperse fishing boats from Taiwan in waters claimed by Tokyo, widening a territorial dispute that has already pitted Japan against China.
Sep 24 2012

Marines face charges in urination scandal

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-09-24 16:15
At least two Marines implicated in a scandal in which U.S. forces were depicted urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan will face general courts-martial for several kinds of misconduct, Marine officials announced Monday.
Sep 24 2012

Navy Announces Research Vessel to be Named in Honor of Neil Armstrong Top Stories - Mon, 2012-09-24 14:15
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the first Armstrong-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) ship will be named Neil Armstrong.
Sep 24 2012

U.S., Japan announce shared missile defense system expansion

Washington Post - World - Mon, 2012-09-24 00:24
The United States and Japan announced Monday that they will expand a shared missile defense system in East Asia by installing a new, high-powered radar in southern Japan.
Sep 23 2012

Iran: U.S. bases fair game if Israel attacks us

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2012-09-23 13:15
A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict.


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