Top Daily Stories for October 2013

Oct 2 2013

Pentagon report rips Texas F-35 fighter jet plant

McClatchy News Service - Wed, 2013-10-02 19:13
An IG's report alleges that a lackadaisical attitude at the Fort Worth, Texas, plant that makes the F-35 has led, on average, to more than 200 repairs for each aircraft and cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
Oct 2 2013

Poland Orders New Minesweepers, Patrol Vessel

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-10-02 18:15
The Polish Defense Ministry has placed an order to build three new mine countermeasure ships and complete one long-stalled patrol vessel.
Oct 1 2013

Dempsey says U.S. hopes for positive influence in Mideast

The Washington Times - World - Tue, 2013-10-01 21:18
Gen. Martin Dempsey on Tuesday discussed ideas the Pentagon is mulling for assisting armed forces in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan, and training moderate opposition forces in Syria.
Oct 1 2013

Marine Corps officials begin doctrine overhaul

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-10-01 15:11
Marine officials are working to overhaul the service's doctrine, which dictates how Marines train and operate. They are updating publications and streamlining the slow, burdensome process by which they are revised.
Oct 1 2013

Navy awards $6.4M contract to repair shooting site

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2013-10-01 08:31
The Navy has awarded a $6.4 million contract to a Colorado firm to repair and restore the Washington Navy Yard building where a gunman killed 12 people.


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