Top Daily Stories for July 2013

Jul 26 2013

Battle continues over sex assault in the military

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-07-26 12:05
The battle over who should decide to prosecute sex crimes in the military—lawyers or commanders—has exposed a rift among the Senate Armed Services Committee's Democrats, with high stakes for DOD.
Jul 26 2013

Top Pentagon Official on Detainees to Step Down

The New York Times - Fri, 2013-07-26 10:47
William K. Lietzau will take a private sector job, but his departure comes at a time when President Obama is seeking to revitalize his effort to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay.
Jul 25 2013

Navy Energy Chief Likely to Be Confirmed After Smooth Hearing

The Wall Street Journal - - Thu, 2013-07-25 11:23
The White House’s nominee to head the Navy’s clean-energy push didn’t encounter much opposition at a Senate hearing Thursday, a signal that he is likely to be confirmed for the job.
Jul 25 2013

North Korea to put USS Pueblo on display

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-07-25 07:00
If there was ever any doubt about what happened to the only U.S. Navy ship being held by a foreign government, North Korea has cleared it up. It's in Pyongyang. And it looks like it's there to stay.
Jul 24 2013

Japan likely to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defence update

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-07-24 19:41
Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in an update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its pacifist constitution.
Jul 24 2013

House approves 2014 defense spending bill

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-07-24 19:18
The House on Wednesday evening overwhelmingly approved a spending bill that would give the Pentagon more than $600 billion next year.
Jul 24 2013

Ships of new China coast guard spotted near islands at center of dispute with Japan

Fox News - World - Wed, 2013-07-24 05:17
Chinese coast guard ships have been spotted for the first time near disputed islands controlled by Japan following a reorganization of the service in a bid to boost its effectiveness.
Jul 23 2013

Gen. James Mattis joins Ivy League institution

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-07-23 16:40
The warrior monk is climbing into an ivory tower.
Jul 23 2013

Philippines To Buy 2 Maestrale Frigates From Italy

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-07-23 16:15
The Philippines is set to buy two Maestrale-class frigates from Italy, a defense official said Wednesday, as the Asian nation races to upgrade its military amid mounting territorial disputes with China.
Jul 23 2013

Norway Chooses DSME To Build Its Largest Navy Vessel

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-07-23 16:15
Norway has picked a South Korean shipyard and a British design to provide its navy with a new logistics and support vessel.


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