Top Daily Stories for March 2013

Mar 21 2013

F-35B makes first vertical landing at Yuma

San Diego Union - Thu, 2013-03-21 17:51
The first operational squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets passed a milestone Thursday when the Marine Corps version of the aircraft made its first vertical landing outside of testing.
Mar 21 2013

Commandant vows to find cause of fatal accident

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-03-21 16:15
The commandant of the Marine Corps pledged that investigators would determine the cause of an explosion that killed seven Marines this week during a live-fire exercise in Nevada.
Mar 21 2013

N. Korea Threatens U.S. Military Bases in Pacific

The New York Times - Thu, 2013-03-21 04:36
The country threatened to attack American bases in retaliation for training missions over the Korean Peninsula, while state radio blared air-raid warnings to the North Korean people.
Mar 20 2013

Study: MRI could diagnose Gulf War Illness

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-03-20 17:15
Veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War suffering from chronic pain and fatigue have damage to the white matter of their brains, a Georgetown University Medical Center study concludes.
Mar 20 2013

Asia's F-35 buyers forced to wait as China seeks edge

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-03-20 16:16
The Pentagon's F-35 warplane is giving U.S. allies in Asia a headache as they look to replace aging jets with a cutting edge aircraft now likely to be at least seven years late in offering a strategic deterrent to China.
Mar 20 2013

Gen. Kelly: Guantanamo buildings in disrepair

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-03-20 12:54
As much as $170 million is needed to improve facilities for troops at the Guantanamo Bay detention center that has been marked for extinction, the top U.S. commander in South and Central America says.
Mar 19 2013

Blast during training kills 7 Lejeune Marines

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-03-19 10:15
Seven Marines were killed and several injured in a training accident at a military depot in western Nevada.
Mar 19 2013

Budgeters: Be ready for years of cuts

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-03-19 10:15
DOD should be prepared for budget cuts every year through 2021 to remain within spending caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act, the Congressional Budget Office warns in a new report.
Mar 18 2013

Navy: Repairs to USS Miami now uncertain

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-03-18 17:21
The Navy’s commitment to repairing the nuclear submarine severely damaged by an arsonist last spring is wavering under the realities of mandatory budget cuts, officials say.
Mar 18 2013

Hagel orders review of U.S. defense strategy

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-03-18 16:15
In response to the budget cuts that took effect March 1, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a re-evaluation of the underpinnings of the defense strategy that President Obama announced 14 months ago.


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