Top Daily Stories for December 2013

Dec 11 2013

Putin orders Arctic military boost

BBC News - Wed, 2013-12-11 05:18
Russian President Vladimir Putin tells his military leadership they should build up their forces in the Arctic as a priority.
Dec 11 2013

Japan's defense plans focus on China and islands dispute

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-12-11 00:53
Japan is planning a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands.
Dec 9 2013

Canada to lay claim to North Pole amid Arctic resources rush

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2013-12-09 14:54
Canada intends to lay claim to the North Pole as part of a bid to assert control over a large part of the resource-rich Arctic, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Monday.
Dec 9 2013

Hagel orders airlift for Central African Republic

Yahoo Top News - Mon, 2013-12-09 14:27
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
Dec 9 2013

Naval Academy superintendent discusses court-martial decision in sex assault case

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-12-09 14:19
The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says he decided to court-martial two midshipmen in a sexual assault case because he wanted to make sure the charges were examined in great detail.
Dec 7 2013

Marine Corps tight-lipped about plan for barracks security cameras

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-12-07 11:31
Marine Corps officials are saying little about the costs and timetable for implementing a plan, pushed by the commandant, to install security cameras in barracks bachelor housing complexes.
Dec 6 2013

Navy to say farewell to 'Connie'

San Diego Union - Fri, 2013-12-06 20:46
Sailors shared their memories of serving on the carrier Constellation, a fixture in San Diego for more than 40 years.
Dec 6 2013

JIEDDO to shrink, but expand mission

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-12-06 13:18
The Pentagon's counter-IED organization will shrink nearly 90 percent in the coming years from its peak strength in 2010 but expand its missions, according to DOD documents.
Dec 6 2013

CDC: Water at Lejeune linked to birth defects

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-12-06 11:03
A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted base tapwater and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.
Dec 6 2013

Rare WWII fighter arrives at museum

San Diego Union - Fri, 2013-12-06 09:27
A rare F4F Wildcat fighter plane now has a home at the USS Midway Museum.


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