Top Daily Stories for December 2013

Dec 5 2013

Submerged Submarine Launches Aircraft

Maritime News - Security - Thu, 2013-12-05 23:03
An all-electric, fuel-cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft has been successfully launched from the submerged USS Providence (SSN-719).
Dec 5 2013

Navy Doubles Down on Carrier-Launched 'Blackjack' Drone - Thu, 2013-12-05 06:30
The Navy and Marines have decided that the RQ-21A Blackjack drone is worth the gamble, putting money on a program that could provide a dedicated multi-intelligence drone in a matter of months.
Dec 4 2013

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-12-04 21:08
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing the situation.
Dec 4 2013

Putin says Russia needs to beef up Arctic presence

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-12-04 13:52
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the U.S. Navy's capability in the Arctic is a key reason for Russia to beef up its presence in the region.
Dec 3 2013

Marine Corps identifies 1,100-man infantry unit for next Australia rotation

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-12-03 20:13
A full battalion landing team out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., will head to Australia next spring, the largest contingent of Marines to head Down Under for a rotational deployment.
Dec 3 2013

Vets groups launch in-state tuition map

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-12-03 13:49
A group has created an interactive online map that shows which states have colleges and universities that provide blanket in-state tuition to vets and which do not.
Dec 3 2013

General denies conflict of interest motion in Brezler case

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-12-03 12:19
Lt. Gen. Richard Mills has found that his own actions in a high-profile Marine legal proceedings do not constitute a conflict of interest and do not require him to recuse himself as convening authority.
Dec 3 2013

Obama names Christine Fox acting deputy defense secretary

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-12-03 09:06
President Obama has appointed Christine Fox, the Pentagon's former chief program and budget analyst, to serve as acting deputy defense secretary while the search continues for a candidate to fill the position.
Dec 3 2013

Deployed sailors to get $10 phone cards

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-12-03 08:21
The Navy is providing free phone cards to sailors and Marines aboard its ships that are deployed away from their home ports this holiday season.
Dec 2 2013

U.S. sending sub-hunting jets to East China Sea

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2013-12-02 22:41
As Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Japan, the U.S. military dispatched the first of six top-tech sub-hunting jets to Okinawa, a move sure to ratchet up U.S.-China tensions.


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