Top Daily Stories for December 2013

Dec 22 2013

Pentagon to review case of Marine who defied general in Taliban defilement case

The Washington Times - World - Sun, 2013-12-22 22:56
A Marine Corps whistleblower says the Pentagon is investigating whether higher-ups retaliated against him for filing complaints against the Marine commandant.
Dec 21 2013

Senate confirms Navy's first female 4-star, VCNO

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-12-21 16:28
Senators confirmed Vice Adm. Michelle Howard for the service's No. 2 post on Friday, making her the first female four-star admiral in the Navy's 238-year history.
Dec 21 2013

Attack on U.S. Aircraft Foils Evacuation in South Sudan

The New York Times - Sat, 2013-12-21 12:19
Four service members were wounded on Saturday after aircraft flying into South Sudan to evacuate American citizens were attacked and forced to turn back, officials said.
Dec 21 2013

CNO: 9-month carrier deployments until 2015, at least

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-12-21 11:17
Carrier strike group deployments will continue at or near the nine-month mark throughout the new year, the Navy's top officer says.
Dec 21 2013

China's military lashes out at Japan's new defense plan

Fox News - World - Sat, 2013-12-21 04:30
China's military has lashed out at Japan's plans to increase defense spending, accusing Tokyo of raising regional tensions under the pretext of safeguarding national security.
Dec 20 2013

Navy fires destroyer leaders after hazing incident

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2013-12-20 16:57
Two top leaders in the guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham were fired an investigation revealed they took no action when several female sailors were forced to march in formation while carrying buckets of human waste.
Dec 20 2013

Va. governor-elect taps former Navy 4-star

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-12-20 15:24
Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe on Friday named retired Admiral John Harvey Jr. as his secretary of veterans affairs and homeland security.
Dec 20 2013

New bill on military sex assault OK'd

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2013-12-20 01:33
U.S. military commanders would no longer be permitted to overrule a court-martial judgment in sexual assault cases under reforms approved by the Senate late Thursday.
Dec 19 2013

China warship was irresponsible - US

BBC News - Thu, 2013-12-19 22:22
China was "irresponsible" during a near-collision of a U.S. warship and a Chinese naval vessel earlier this month, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
Dec 19 2013

Brezler should be separated, board finds

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-12-19 19:39
Although Maj. Jason Brezler received support and endorsements from congressmen and Marine Corps generals at his board of inquiry, a panel of officers recommended Thursday that he be separated from the service.


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