Top Daily Stories for May 2013

May 6 2013

Launch of Carrier Ford Pushed Back 4 Months

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-05-06 18:15
The launch of the US aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford has been moved from July to November, a consequence of production delays identified two years ago.
May 6 2013

U.S. Officials: N. Korea missiles moved from launch site

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2013-05-06 17:53
North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from their position on the country's east coast, U.S. officials said Monday.
May 6 2013

Pentagon: Chinese government waging cyberattacks

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-05-06 14:35
The Pentagon for the first time used its annual report on China to directly assert that Beijing's government and military have conducted computer-based attacks against the United States.
May 6 2013

U.S.-led Gulf naval exercises under way

Top Headlines - Mon, 2013-05-06 06:39
The Navy says envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin anti-mine drills in the Persian Gulf amid efforts by Iran to expand its naval presence there.
May 6 2013

Reviews threaten commissary benefit

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-05-06 05:50
Commissary officials are conducting at least three short-fuse cost-cutting reviews, each of which could significantly reduce access to the benefit by either shutting down some stores or shortening their hours.
May 3 2013

CNO: Carrier deployments to last more than 8 months

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-05-03 16:43
Carrier sailors deploying to 5th Fleet can expect to spend more than eight months at sea, at least for the next year, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert said at an all-hands call Friday.
May 3 2013

Pirate Threat Grows Worse off West Africa

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2013-05-03 09:15
The U.S. must increase its intelligence-gathering capacity in Africa 15-fold to counter extremist and piracy threats, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea, according AFRICOM boss Gen. David Rodriguez.
May 3 2013

China emerging as new force in drone warfare, analysts say

Fox News - World - Fri, 2013-05-03 03:17
Determined to kill or capture a murderous Mekong River drug lord, China considered a tactic never tried before: calling a drone strike on his remote hideaway deep in the hills of Myanmar.
May 3 2013

Pentagon report details N. Korea threat

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2013-05-03 02:40
If North Korea continues with its controversial missile tests, it "will move closer" to its objective of reaching the United States with nuclear weapons, according to a Pentagon report.
May 2 2013

Australia plans to buy 12 EA-18G Growler aircraft

Fox News - World - Thu, 2013-05-02 21:51
Australia said Friday it would buy 12 Boeing EA-18G Growler advanced electronic warfare technology aircraft because it can't risk delivery delays in their replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.


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