Top Daily Stories for May 2013

May 30 2013

Navy ships form first line of missile defense

Fox News - Thu, 2013-05-30 02:00

In the operations center on board the USS Stethem, sailors keep watch on a dizzying array of maps, graphics, sensors and radar data — all focused on North Korea.

The Stethem, a destroyer, is one of two warships in the western

May 30 2013

India To Add Navy Bases, Expand Coastline Security Sensors

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2013-05-30 00:15
Addressing the top commanders of the Indian Navy on Tuesday, Defence Minister A.K. Antony announced that additional naval bases and air stations are required to extend the Navy's reach.
May 30 2013

Lebanese TV: Syria has received Russian missiles

USA Today - Wed, 2013-05-29 23:18
Assad is quoted by Lebanese TV saying the first shipment of Russian missiles has arrived.
May 29 2013

Intel officials: Pakistan Taliban No. 2 is buried

USA Today - Wed, 2013-05-29 22:44
Pakistani intelligence officials say Waliur Rehman has been buried after his death in a U.S. drone strike.
May 29 2013

China set to stage technological warfare exercises

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2013-05-29 21:17

China next month will stage military exercises using computer-equipped units that combine traditional firepower and electronic warfare capabilities, state media reported Wednesday.

The upcoming drills will demonstrate the strides Beijing has

May 29 2013

Marines ready to roll, with nowhere to go

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2013-05-29 21:12

First of two parts

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan | As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, "hurry up and wait" — which many enlisted personnel have long referred to jokingly as their standing order

May 29 2013

Ricin-laced letters sent to New York mayor

AlJazeera - Wed, 2013-05-29 21:08
Letters containing poisonous substance sent to New York City Mayor Bloomberg and office of gun control advocates.
May 29 2013

U.S. soldier accused of killing Afghans in deal to avoid execution -lawyer

Reuters - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:49
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages from his Army post last year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.
May 29 2013

NATO Rejects Direct Arctic Presence

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:15
Norway's ambition of persuading NATO to establish a strong direct military presence in the Arctic High North - and as a strategic counterweight to Russia's intensifying rearming programs in the region - suffered a setback after the leader
May 29 2013

N. Korea Slams US Aircraft Carrier's Arrival In S. Korea

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:15
North Korea has criticized the arrival of the US aircraft carrier Nimitz in the South for a joint drill as an 'extremely reckless' provocation and a rehearsal for war against the communist state.

 
 

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