Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 12 2013

North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

The New York Times - Tue, 2013-02-12 02:43
North Korea’s third, long-threatened nuclear test poses a new challenge for the Obama administration in its effort to keep the country from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power.
Feb 11 2013

VA hires more than 1,000 mental health staff

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 18:15
Ten months after announcing plans to hire 1,600 additional mental health professionals and staff to address shortages that have resulted in long wait times, the VA is two-thirds of the way to meeting its goal.
Feb 11 2013

U.S. backs Japan on radar incident with China

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 16:01
The United States says it believes its ally Japan’s allegation that China activated its weapons-guiding radar last month in an escalation of tensions between the two Asian powers in the East China Sea.
Feb 11 2013

Benefits for military same-sex partners set

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 14:15
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Pentagon is extending benefits to same-sex partners of military service members, including the right to visit their loved ones in military hospitals.
Feb 11 2013

Military weighs cutbacks, shifts in drone programs

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2013-02-11 14:05
The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the past few years. It would be both to save money and to adapt to changing security threats.
Feb 11 2013

U.S. ships military equipment out of Afghanistan

Yahoo Top News - Mon, 2013-02-11 13:37
The United States began its withdrawal from Afghanistan in earnest, officials said Monday, sending the first of what will be tens of thousands of containers home through a once-blocked land route through Pakistan.
Feb 11 2013

Servicewomen don't want standards changed

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 10:15
Women in the military do not want standards to be lowered to help them get into ground combat jobs, advocacy groups and servicewomen say.
Feb 11 2013

Navy previews better re-up rules

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 08:42
Ask a sailor what he thinks of Perform to Serve, and you’re liable to get an earful. Navy officials understand PTS has a bad rap, and admit sailors’ impression of the re-enlistment approval process is based in truth.
Feb 10 2013

Navy relieves CO, XO of attack sub Jacksonville

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-02-10 17:02
The commanding officer and executive officer of attack submarine Jacksonville were relieved of command on Sunday, the Navy said.
Feb 10 2013

Report: Saudi Arabia Mulls German Patrol Boat Deal

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2013-02-10 14:05
Saudi Arabia is planning to buy German patrol boats for a total of around 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) despite some opposition in Germany, a newspaper reported Feb. 10.


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