Top Daily Stories for March 2013

Mar 8 2013

Marine Corps rapid-response team ordered for Africa

The Washington Times - World - Fri, 2013-03-08 09:08
U.S. Africa Command will get a new Marine Corps rapid response force as part of a plan to beef up its crisis response capabilities.
Mar 8 2013

California environmentalists fight Navy offshore training program

Fox News - Fri, 2013-03-08 04:09
They say a five-year training program off the coast of Southern California would increase sonar activity and underwater detonations, which could be a threat to endangered species such as the blue whale.
Mar 7 2013

Senate Armed Services Chair Won’t Run Again

The New York Times - Thu, 2013-03-07 18:28
Senator Carl Levin of Michigan is one of a growing list of senior Democrats who will not seek re-election in 2014.
Mar 6 2013

China navy seeks to 'wear out' Japanese in island waters

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-03-06 23:22
Chinese ships are churning up the sea around disputed islands in what experts see as a strategy to overwhelm a numerically inferior Japanese force, which must sail out to detect and track the flotillas.
Mar 6 2013

Pentagon report warns of visibility risks om F-35

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-03-06 16:15
Significant visibility issues could lead to dangerous flight conditions, according to test pilots who have flown the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Mar 5 2013

Gen. Mattis says Iran sanctions not working - Tue, 2013-03-05 15:17
Severe sanctions against Iran are not working, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East says.
Mar 5 2013

F-35 Fan Blade Crack Raises Durability Questions

Aviation Week - Tue, 2013-03-05 08:23
A .6 in. crack found on a fan blade in a turbine of an F-35A last month was the result of “thermal creep,” says USAF Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 program executive officer.
Mar 5 2013

China to boost military spending 10.7 percent

Washington Post - World - Tue, 2013-03-05 03:19
China’s military spending will grow by 10.7 percent this year—a notable increase in the face of sluggish economic growth—according to official reports delivered Tuesday.
Mar 4 2013

Lockheed Beats Out Challengers, Retains Aegis License

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-03-04 17:25
Lockheed Martin withstood a challenge from Boeing and Raytheon for management of the Navy's Aegis combat system, and won a $100 million contract as Aegis agent.
Mar 4 2013

Woman to lead Air Force Academy

Fox News - Mon, 2013-03-04 14:05
The appointment of the first woman to command the Air Force Academy marks another breach of what advocacy groups call the "brass ceiling" that keeps women from top assignments in the military.


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