Top Daily Stories for July 2013

Jul 18 2013

Panama charges crew of seized North Korean ship

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-07-18 18:36
Panama has filed charges against the crew of a North Korean ship seized as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal carrying hidden obsolete weaponry from Cuba, possibly in violation of U.N. sanctions.
Jul 18 2013

McCain puts hold on Dempsey nomination

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-07-18 14:01
The Republican senator said Thursday he will block Gen. Martin Dempsey’s nomination for a second term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Jul 18 2013

Navy to spend $10M to boost sexual assault response

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2013-07-18 12:13
The Navy will spend $10 million to beef up its criminal investigative teams to investigate sexual assault cases, one of a series of expanded initiatives announced today to combat a scourge of rape and sexual assault.
Jul 18 2013

Dempsey: U.S. considering use of force in Syria

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-07-18 10:59
The Obama administration is deliberating whether to use military power in Syria, the nation's top military officer told a Senate panel Thursday.
Jul 18 2013

Seized ship exposes N. Korea's 'hidden' trade system

Deutsche Welle - Thu, 2013-07-18 06:44
Authorities recently seized a North Korean ship as it tried to cross the Panama Canal with undeclared weapons aboard. Experts view this as a further indication of Pyongyang's secretive barter trade system.
Jul 16 2013

Coastal Riverine Squadron XO in Fla. relieved of duties

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2013-07-16 20:48
The executive officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 has been relieved because of a loss of confidence and substandard performance following an investigation into the grounding of two patrol boats in April.
Jul 16 2013

Hagel: Top military brass to be cut 20 percent

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-07-16 18:36
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday he has ordered 20 percent "across the top" budget cuts for his Pentagon staff and that of his top brass.
Jul 16 2013

Navy 3-Star Rejects Cold War Comparisons for China, US

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-07-16 07:15
The United States' top naval commander in Asia described military relations with China as "collegial" on Tuesday and rejected Cold War comparisons, urging "methodical and thoughtful" diplomacy in the region.
Jul 16 2013

Panama seizes N. Korean ship, says missiles were on board

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-07-16 05:34
Panama says it has seized a North Korean-flagged ship—carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms—that had set sail from Cuba.
Jul 15 2013

9-digit ZIP code requirement in place for mobile FPOs

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-07-15 14:42
If you've sent mail to a ship or other mobile Navy unit in the past few days and didn't include the full nine-digit ZIP code, keep an eye on your mailbox—it's coming back.


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