Top Daily Stories for March 2013

Mar 18 2013

Pentagon highlighting B-52 missions in S. Korea

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-03-18 14:15
Nuclear-capable B-52 bombers are flying training missions over South Korea to highlight Washington’s commitment to an ally amid rising tensions with North Korea, Pentagon officials say.
Mar 18 2013

Interview with Chief of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-03-18 10:38
Vice Adm. John Miller discusses U.S. naval operations in one of the world's most volatile regions, stretching from the Arabian Gulf across the Arabian Sea and into the Indian Ocean.
Mar 17 2013

U.S. Navy Weighs Halving Its LCS Order

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2013-03-17 11:09
Whatever the future holds for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) program, it's becoming less likely the service will continue to buy both variants after 2015.
Mar 17 2013

Iran launches destroyer in the Caspian Sea

The Washington Times - World - Sun, 2013-03-17 10:54
Iran launched a domestically built destroyer in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, its first deployment of a major warship in the oil-rich region, state TV reported.
Mar 17 2013

Deal likely to keep U.S. elite forces in key Afghan province: official

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2013-03-17 04:26
Afghan and U.S. officials are working on a compromise deal to allow American special forces to stay in a strategically key province near the capital in return for full Afghan control of a controversial jail.
Mar 17 2013

Female Marines prepared to fight, their leader asserts

Virginian-Pilot - Sat, 2013-03-16 23:00
The first female Marine Corps general in charge of its tough-as-nails basic training site on Parris Island says she's confident women in the Corps will be able to handle combat.
Mar 16 2013

Navy revamps plan for sailors leaving service

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-03-16 09:48
With veterans still facing economic headwinds on leaving the service, the Navy is rolling out an overhauled and longer transition course that offers sailors help to reach their personal post-Navy goals.
Mar 16 2013

China formally appoints defense chief, top diplomats

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2013-03-16 04:18
China formally appointed its two new top diplomats and defense minister on Saturday, positions which had already been flagged in advance.
Mar 16 2013

N. Korea said to test-fire 2 short-range missiles

Washington Examiner World News - Sat, 2013-03-16 04:01
A South Korean official says North Korea test-fired a pair of short-range missiles into its eastern waters this week in a likely response to ongoing routine U.S-South Korean military drills.
Mar 15 2013

U.S. to add missile interceptors to counter N. Korean saber-rattling

McClatchy News Service - Fri, 2013-03-15 18:18
Responding to a new level of belligerence from North Korea, the United States will place more missile interceptors in Alaska, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.


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