Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 4 2013

U.S. Navy Cuts Fleet Goal to 306 Ships

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-02-04 06:13
Overall fleet size requirement has been reduced from 313 to 306 ships, a modest down-scaling that reflects modified operational requirements and is not the result of the ongoing budget crisis.
Feb 4 2013

French tanker likely hijacked off Ivory Coast

Washington Examiner World News - Mon, 2013-02-04 04:47
A French-owned oil tanker missing off Ivory Coast with 17 sailors on board likely has been hijacked, an official with an international piracy watchdog said Monday.
Feb 3 2013

Pentagon Expects U.S. to Retain Presence in Afghanistan

The New York Times - Global - Sun, 2013-02-03 16:17
The Defense Secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the United States would sustain a strategic partnership with Afghanistan after the NATO mission ends in 2014.
Feb 3 2013

U.S. military expands drug war in Latin America

Top Headlines - Sun, 2013-02-03 10:03
U.S. officials say stopping drug-trafficking organizations has become a matter of national security because they spread corruption, undermine fledgling democracies and can potentially finance terrorists.
Feb 2 2013

Navy mishaps, mistakes could cost $1B

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-02-02 16:30
The number of major mishaps involving aircraft carriers, ships and submarines was higher than in recent years, and the unbudgeted repair bill is just one more factor squeezing fleet maintenance accounts.
Feb 2 2013

Iran unveils its newest fighter jet

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-02-02 11:41
Iran unveiled on Saturday its newest combat jet, a domestically manufactured fighter-bomber that military officials claim can evade radar.
Feb 2 2013

Pentagon to keep Africa Command headquarters in Europe

Top Headlines - Sat, 2013-02-02 03:39
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided against moving the U.S. military's headquarters overseeing Africa from Germany to the United States.
Feb 1 2013

Panetta: Cuts could make U.S. a 2nd-rate power

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-02-01 20:15
Defense Secretary warns the United States would become a "second-rate power" if Congress and the White House fail to reach a budget deal that would avoid an extra $500 billion in military budget cuts.


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