Top Daily Stories for August 2013

Aug 12 2013

Air Force Academy gets first female superintendent

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2013-08-12 18:04
The Air Force Academy has its first female superintendent, Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson, who formally took over the academy's top job Monday.
Aug 11 2013

DOD weighs major COCOM realignment

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2013-08-11 08:49
A major overhaul of its combatant commands is being considered, possibly realigning oversight within hot-button areas of the world while eliminating thousands of military and civilian positions.
Aug 10 2013

Gen. Dunford says Afghan security deal vital

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-08-10 10:12
The top commander said the signing of a stalled U.S.-Afghan security pact is needed to send a clear signal to Afghanis and the Taliban that the international community remains committed to the country’s stability.
Aug 9 2013

Military pay to be exempt from sequestration in 2014

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-08-09 14:37
Troops' pay will continue to be exempted from the budget cuts known as sequestration during fiscal 2014.
Aug 8 2013

As Foreign Fighters Flood Syria, Fears of a New Extremist Haven

The New York Times - Thu, 2013-08-08 19:01
Extremists are carving out pockets of territory for Islamist militants, posing what intelligence officials say may become the greatest security threat in the world today.
Aug 8 2013

India's First Indigenous Carrier Faces Delays, Cost Growth

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2013-08-08 09:15
While India claims that its first home-built carrier, the Vikrant, will be fully operational by 2018, naval sources say that date is closer to 2020; the ship is only about 30 percent complete.
Aug 8 2013

Japan protests after Chinese ships linger near isles

Yahoo Top News - Thu, 2013-08-08 07:04
Four Chinese ships spent more than 24 hours in what Japan sees as its territorial waters, prompting a Japanese protest to China on Thursday.
Aug 8 2013

U.S., Philippines to open talks on larger U.S. troop presence

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-08-08 06:54
Philippine officials say they will soon begin negotiations with the United States on a larger American military presence to help deter what they say is increasing Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
Aug 8 2013

Pentagon's information operations chief moves on

USA Today - Thu, 2013-08-08 03:06
The Pentagon's point man for "information operations," Austin Branch, is moving on to the National Counter Terrorism Center.
Aug 8 2013

Report: Japan Eyeing Marines, Drones

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2013-08-08 02:15
Newspapers report that a Japanese government report will say this week that the country should acquire amphibious units like the U.S. Marine Corps and surveillance drones.


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