Top Daily Stories for July 2013

Jul 11 2013

IG report: Camp Leatherneck burn pit may endanger health

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-07-11 05:33
A camp in Afghanistan continues to use open-air burn pits to dispose of solid wastes, potentially endangering the nearly 13,500 people working there and violating the Pentagon's own regulations, investigators say.
Jul 10 2013

Marine Corps names interim general for senior Pentagon post

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-07-10 20:15
The Marine Corps will temporarily fill one of its most senior positions pending an investigation of responsibility in last year’s deadly attack on a major base in Afghanistan.
Jul 10 2013

7 frigates on list of FY '14 decommissionings

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-07-10 16:58
Seven frigates, a minesweeper, an attack submarine and an amphibious transport dock are among the 12 ships slated to be retired in the coming fiscal year, the Navy said.
Jul 10 2013

Pentagon considering a plan to cut danger pay

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-07-10 16:32
The Pentagon is eyeing plans to eliminate danger pay for service members in as many as 18 countries and five waterways around the world, saving about $120 million each year while taking a bite out of troops' salaries.
Jul 10 2013

Navy Drone Successfully Lands on Aircraft Carrier

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2013-07-10 15:35
The U.S. Navy’s X-47B drone on Wednesday made the first ever unmanned landing on an aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, a maneuver considered one of the most difficult in military aviation.
Jul 10 2013

Hagel warns of 'draconian' 2014 cuts

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-07-10 14:56
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is warning Congress of "serious adverse effects" from potential cuts in the 2014 Pentagon budget.
Jul 10 2013

Navy to attempt 1st unmanned carrier landing

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-07-10 05:11
The Navy will attempt to land a fighter jet-sized drone on an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the capability to have a computer perform one of the most difficult tasks in aviation.
Jul 9 2013

Pentagon takes 'second look' at embattled MIA unit

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-07-09 15:45
The Pentagon said it will take a "second look" at how it goes about accounting for missing Americans on foreign battlefields, following an internal assessment that such work is 'acutely dysfunctional' and at risk of failure.
Jul 9 2013

Obama mulls pulling all U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2014

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-07-09 06:09
President Obama is considering withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2014, CNN and The New York Times are reporting.
Jul 7 2013

JPAC report: MIA work 'acutely dysfunctional'

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2013-07-07 09:50
The effort to account Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to an internal study.


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