Top Daily Stories for July 2013

Jul 23 2013

McCain will not block Dempsey nomination

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-07-23 12:34
Sen. John McCain announced Tuesday he will not block Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination for another term as Joint Chiefs chairman.
Jul 23 2013

China Unveils Coast Guard To Handle Sea Conflict

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-07-23 10:17
China's new unified coast guard agency has gone into operation, state media reported Tuesday, amid maritime disputes with its neighbors, and experts said more ships will be armed as a result.
Jul 22 2013

Hagel: DOD must 'fundamentally reshape' itself

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-07-22 20:19
The Pentagon must "fundamentally reshape" itself to adapt for a future of strategic and budgetary challenges, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday.
Jul 22 2013

Joint Chiefs chairman outlines costs, risks on Syria

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-07-22 18:57
Establishing a no-fly zone in Syria would require hundreds of aircraft at a cost as much as $1 billion per month, but bring no assurance of change in the civil war there, Gen. Martin Dempsey says.
Jul 22 2013

LCS Freedom Suffers Propulsion Loss at Sea

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-07-22 05:25
The littoral combat ship Freedom suffered a temporary loss of propulsive power Saturday while operating near Singapore, the Navy reported, but the ship never lost all power.
Jul 20 2013

Report: Lax cybersecurity at U.S. ports

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-07-20 09:14
The nation's ports are unprepared for a cyberattack, which could bring commerce to a halt—depleting goods from groceries to oil within days—according to a new Coast Guard report.
Jul 20 2013

Pentagon reverses course, will make Marine available to discuss Benghazi

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-07-20 08:30
Pentagon officials say a retiring Marine who held a key military post during the deadly attacks on the U.S. compound in Libya will be made available to meet with members of Congress.
Jul 19 2013

22d MEU commanding officer relieved of duty

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2013-07-19 12:28
The commander of the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit has been removed from his post because of what a commanding general calls a loss of confidence in his ability to continue leading.
Jul 19 2013

Navy, Marine leaders lay out new blue-green battle plan

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-07-19 09:40
The blueprint for future amphibious battles, calls for partnering more closely and the possibility of dispatching Marines to more types of warships.
Jul 18 2013

Obama to nominate new DOD personnel chief

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-07-18 18:45
President Obama will nominate Jessica Wright to be the Pentagon's personnel chief, according to an announcement from the White House.


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