Top Daily Stories for April 2013

Apr 22 2013

U.K. Thinks 5th Generation

Aviation Week - Mon, 2013-04-22 10:30
The Royal Air Force used its first deployment of Eurofighter Typhoons to Red Flag to conceptualize how it might use the fighter in conjunction with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.
Apr 21 2013

Pentagon expands cyber-attack capabilities

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2013-04-21 17:43
The U.S. military is increasing its budget for cyber-warfare and expanding its offensive capabilities, including blinding enemy radar or shutting down command systems, according to two defense officials.
Apr 21 2013

General details new Marine crisis-response force

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2013-04-21 10:51
The Pentagon has approved the development of a new 500-man Marine crisis-response force, but the U.S. must still determine where it will be based overseas, two top Marine officers said.
Apr 21 2013

N. Korea Is Said to Move Missile Launchers

The New York Times - Global - Sun, 2013-04-21 00:03
North Korea has moved two missile launchers in an indication that it is pushing ahead with preparations for a test launching, a South Korean news agency reported on Sunday.
Apr 20 2013

Navy secretary likes 'Semper Fortis'

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-04-20 09:18
The Navy doesn't have an official motto like the Marine Corps does, but Navy Secretary Ray Mabus likes to use an unofficial one—Semper Fortis.
Apr 20 2013

Coast Guard reactivates high-year tenure limits

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-04-20 08:42
The Coast Guard has reactivated high-year tenure, a force-shaping tool that will boot out a number of Coast Guardsmen who haven't met specific advancement milestones.
Apr 19 2013

VA announces move to reduce claims backlog

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-04-19 11:27
The VA will take unprecedented steps to reduce its large backlog of disability benefits claims by assigning “provisional” ratings to any claim that has been pending for one year or more.
Apr 19 2013

With Pacific pivot, Marines eye ‘Single Naval Battle' strategy

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-04-19 09:48
As the Marine Corps and Navy expand their Asia-Pacific presence, officials are examining how best to move personnel and equipment and tackle the logistics of operating in a theater so vast and dispersed.
Apr 18 2013

Dempsey adds S. Korea visit to China trip

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-04-18 17:52
Gen. Martin Dempsey is adding a South Korea stop to his previously announced trip to China in order to meet face to face with his South Korean counterpart on the North Korea situation.
Apr 17 2013

S. Korea to Buy 36 Apache Helicopters

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2013-04-17 22:25
The government has picked Boeing's AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter for a project aimed at neutralizing North Korea's multiple rocket launchers and hovercraft that threaten northwesternmost islands.


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