Top Daily Stories for March 2013

Mar 28 2013

USAF general is pick to succeed Stavridis at NATO

Fox News - Thu, 2013-03-28 14:49
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove is being nominated to take over as commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.
Mar 28 2013

Columnist wants to end military funeral honors for vets who 'did nothing heroic'

The Washington Times - Thu, 2013-03-28 12:52
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Bill McClellan said in his column Wednesday the U.S. military should do away with funeral honors, since "most veterans did nothing heroic" anyway.
Mar 27 2013

Stennis leader censured over conduct

San Diego Union - Wed, 2013-03-27 23:14
The former commander of the Navy’s John C. Stennis aircraft carrier group will get a career-ending letter in his file after complaints about his leadership style apparently were confirmed by an investigation.
Mar 27 2013

Carrier Lincoln headed to Newport News for overhaul

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-03-27 18:44
After a delay forced by budget cuts, the Abraham Lincoln will be moving to Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding to begin the final stages of an overhaul.
Mar 27 2013

Chinese navy makes waves in South China Sea

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-03-27 15:07
A Chinese navy flotilla is conducting military drills at an island chain that is claimed by nearby Malaysia in a rare and provocative visit to the southernmost part of the South China Sea.
Mar 27 2013

Carrier Nimitz deploying from Everett

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-03-27 12:31
The aircraft carrier Nimitz is scheduled to leave Naval Station Everett on Friday for a deployment of six to 10 months that is expected to include time in the Persian Gulf.
Mar 27 2013

N. Korea to cut all channels with South as 'war may be imminent'

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-03-27 05:10
Reclusive North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at "any moment", it said on Wednesday.
Mar 27 2013

China 'fired flares' at Vietnam boat

BBC News - Wed, 2013-03-27 04:07
China says it fired flares, not weapons, at a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea last week, after a protest from Vietnam.
Mar 26 2013

Squadron XO fired for alleged misconduct

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-03-26 18:28
The executive officer of a P-3 Orion squadron was fired Tuesday following an allegation of misconduct.
Mar 26 2013

U.S. eyes action against West African pirates

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-03-26 16:15
With allies, plans are being consideed to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred by concerns that they fund Nigerian-based insurgents linked to a dangerous al Qaeda affiliate.

 
 

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