Top Daily Stories for June 2013

Jun 5 2013

Syrian opposition leader vows to fight on

AP News - Wed, 2013-06-05 12:16
DAMSUCS , Syria (AP) — The leader of Syria's main opposition group vows the rebels will continue to battle President Bashar Assad's troops after the fall of the strategic town near the border with Lebanon. 2013-06-05T12:16:38-04:00 2013-06-05T11:36:54-04:00
Jun 5 2013

US Panel Raises New LCS, Naval Fleet Size Concerns

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-06-05 12:16
The US House Armed Services Committee is raising new concerns about the Littoral Combat Ship program and is urging the Navy to spend more annually on new ships.
Jun 5 2013

US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians pleads guilty to multiple murder charges

Top Headlines - Wed, 2013-06-05 12:06
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians pleads guilty to multiple murder charges.
Jun 5 2013

Was the military sexual assault hearing stacked against major changes?

Washington Post - Wed, 2013-06-05 11:38

The tone of questioning at Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing left little doubt that there

Jun 5 2013

Daniel Ellsberg: 'I'm sure that President Obama would have sought a life sentence in my case'

Washington Post - Wed, 2013-06-05 11:26

In 1971, an American military analyst named Daniel Ellsberg gave a New York Times reporter a copy of United States Vietnam Relations, 1945 1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, a multi-volume work that became known as the Pentagon Papers.

Jun 5 2013

U.S., Germany, Italy vow key Afghan roles post-2014

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-06-05 11:23
Germany and Italy will join the United States as 'lead nations' in regions of Afghanistan after NATO transitions into a noncombat mission there after 2014, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
Jun 4 2013

Lautenberg was the last World War II veteran in Senate

Washington Post - Tue, 2013-06-04 18:58

In the not very very distant past, the corridors of the U.S. Senate were alive with men who had served in World War II, among them such powerful icons as John Warner of Virginia, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Ernest Hollings of

Jun 4 2013

Military rejects limits in sexual assault cases

AP News - Tue, 2013-06-04 10:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's military leaders are insisting that commanders keep their authority to handle sexual assault cases. 2013-06-04T10:16:49-04:00 2013-06-04T09:39:43-04:00
Jun 4 2013

Panel wants to mandate gender-neutral military job standards

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-06-04 09:53
Military occupations could not be opened to women if they have gender-specific performance and physical standards under legislation to be considered Wednesday by the House Armed Services Committee.
Jun 4 2013

Pentagon leaders wary of big military justice changes

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-06-04 09:53
Senior military leaders made clear Tuesday that they want to eliminate the scourge of rape and sexual assault from the ranks but are unwilling to take such a dramatic step as removing the chain of command from the courts-martial process.

 
 

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