Top Daily Stories for April 2013

Apr 17 2013

House Panel Chair Looks To a 'Seapower' Decade

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-04-17 17:35
With the Congressional budget season swinging fully into gear, one key lawmaker is zeroing in on a shift from providing a land-oriented defense posture to one relying more on seapower.
Apr 17 2013

U.S. military to step up presence in Jordan - Wed, 2013-04-17 12:06
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the deployment of up to 200 troops to Jordan, according to two Defense Department officials.
Apr 17 2013

Taiwan runs live-fire military drill

BBC News - Wed, 2013-04-17 03:03
Taiwan holds its first live-fire military drill since 2008, simulating a Chinese attack on its Penghu Islands.
Apr 16 2013

Auditors find low enrollment in vets jobs program

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-04-16 19:43
Federal auditors say a job-training program designed to help veterans re-enter the workforce has more than 60,000 empty slots despite efforts to reduce the jobless rate among vets.
Apr 16 2013

New U.S. Commander Gets Tough Senate Reception

The Wall Street Journal - - Tue, 2013-04-16 18:14
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford, faced difficult questioning in his first-ever appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.
Apr 15 2013

Navy decides not to scrap warship

San Diego Union - Mon, 2013-04-15 15:02
The cruiser USS Cowpens has been removed from the list of ships to be decommissioned this year, and it may undergo an upgrade in a California shipyard.
Apr 15 2013

Pentagon Ends Plan for Remote Warfare Medal

The Wall Street Journal - - Mon, 2013-04-15 14:30
The Pentagon on Monday shelved plans for a special medal for drone pilots, cyber warriors and other practitioners of remote warfare, in the face of growing opposition from lawmakers and veteran groups.
Apr 15 2013

World sea piracy down 35 percent in first quarter

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2013-04-15 04:55
World sea piracy fell 35 percent from a year ago in the first quarter of 2013, with the spotlight shifting to West Africa as navies helped keep pirates away from Somalia, an international maritime watchdog said today.
Apr 14 2013

Hip-deep in training: SEALs prep for action

The Washington Times - World - Sun, 2013-04-14 20:36
The authors of a richly illustrated new book say it is the best inside look yet at how to train a naval commando.
Apr 14 2013

CG Academy superintendent criticized for comments on unwanted sexual contact

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-04-14 09:21
Comments made by the Coast Guard Academy's superintendent have drawn fire from a sexual assault victims' advocacy group.


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