Top Daily Stories for April 2013

Apr 26 2013

China's first carrier to get blue-water test voyage

The Washington Times - World - Fri, 2013-04-26 11:25

China's first aircraft carrier will get its first test on the high seas, as officials announced that Beijing will get a second, and even third, carrier soon, Chinese state media reported.

Apr 26 2013

Military grooms new officers for war in cyberspace

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2013-04-26 10:31
The U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation's military and civilian computer networks.
Apr 26 2013

F-35 office sees improved relations with contractor

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-04-26 08:24
The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office told Congress that the program is continuing to improve, in part because of turnover at primary contractor Lockheed Martin.
Apr 25 2013

Changes to Marine uniform regulations may allow religious apparel

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-04-25 11:58
The Marine Corps has announced changes to uniform and grooming regulations that will allow for the wearing of certain religious apparel that might, in some cases, be visible on Marines in uniform.
Apr 25 2013

Commandant relieves OCS commander

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-04-25 06:50
The commander of the Marine Corps' Officer Candidates School, where last month three Marines died in an apparent murder-suicide, was removed from his job this week by the service's top officer.
Apr 24 2013

Pakistan's Dream Navy?

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-04-24 20:15
Beset with monetary woes and a tenuous relationship with the United States, Pakistan's naval modernization plans appear to be faltering; acquisition of further surplus U.S. equipment now is unlikely.
Apr 24 2013

Gen. Allen: Fewer U.S. troops could do job in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-04-24 17:06
The former commander said he initially recommended that 13,600 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan when the American combat role ends after 2014, but believes the mission could still be accomplished with fewer.
Apr 24 2013

Navy plans more frequent carrier deployments

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-04-24 14:56
The Navy is working on a plan that would lead to more frequent deployments—and as a result, defense officials say, more predictability—for thousands of sailors.
Apr 24 2013

Top General Reminds China of U.S. Commitment to Japan

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-04-24 09:16
The top U.S. military officer told China's leaders on Wednesday that Washington is committed to defending Japan, as Beijing and Tokyo engage in intensified rhetoric over a territorial row.
Apr 24 2013

State Media: China Plans Second, Larger Aircraft Carrier

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-04-24 07:15
China is planning a second and larger aircraft carrier, a top naval officer said, according to state media, after its first carrier was commissioned last year as part of a military buildup.


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