Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 10 2013

New U.S. commander takes helm in Afghanistan

AP News - Sun, 2013-02-10 09:15
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took over Sunday as the new and probably last commander of all U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan.
Feb 9 2013

Brass: Women in combat will curb sex assault

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-02-09 11:15
Repealing the longtime policy banning women from combat units will help the Pentagon’s effort to crack down on sex assaults, top military brass says.
Feb 9 2013

Dempsey: Sufficient troops to remain in Afghanistan

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2013-02-09 08:50
The top U.S. military officer said Saturday he was confident enough U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014 to accomplish the three-part mission agreed to by allies last year.
Feb 8 2013

Captain, NCO charged in Marines' urination video case

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-02-08 16:15
The Marine Corps has charged a captain and a noncommissioned officer with military violations in connection with the July 2011 video showing Marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan insurgents.
Feb 8 2013

Canadian navy officer gets 20 years for espionage

Washington Examiner World News - Fri, 2013-02-08 15:49
A Canadian navy intelligence officer who pleaded guilty to selling military secrets to Russia has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Feb 8 2013

Budget cut woes leave military, families unsure

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-02-08 09:22
With families waving from a pier, sailors on board a Navy destroyer left for an overseas mission with more uncertainty than ever about their homecoming as potentially massive budget cuts reshape military plans.
Feb 7 2013

Japan-Russia territory dispute heats up as fighter jets face off

The Washington Times - World - Thu, 2013-02-07 08:21
A long-running diplomatic row between Russia and Japan heated Thursday after the two countries faced off briefly via fighter jets over disputed island territories.
Feb 6 2013

Interview With Gen. John R. Allen on Leaving Afghanistan

At War - Wed, 2013-02-06 19:52
The New York Times interviewed Gen. John. R. Allen on Sunday, a week before his scheduled departure from Afghanistan after 19 months as the commander of the American and allied forces.
Feb 6 2013

U.S. Navy carrier fleet cut to one in Gulf

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-02-06 18:12
The Navy is delaying the deployment of the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group because of looming budget reductions, cutting the number of carriers in 5th Fleet from two to one, a defense official confirmed.
Feb 6 2013

Mild TBIs linked to troop PTSD, suicide

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-02-06 17:39
Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries inflicted on thousands of U.S. troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan may be linked to post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, according to new research.

 
 

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