Top Daily Stories for August 2013

Aug 8 2013

Israel's Naval Capabilities Ramped Up to Protect Offshore Platforms

Maritime News - Security - Wed, 2013-08-07 23:34
Its navy to receive two more advanced German Dolphin-class submarines in 2014, and a long-range air defense system, in an unprecedented upgrade, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Aug 7 2013

Navy commits money to spider silk research

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-08-07 18:02
The Navy thinks spider webs may hold the secret to anchoring objects under wet conditions and has funded two years of research at Utah State University to seek the answer.
Aug 7 2013

Scout sniper implicated in urination video pleads guilty, salvages medical retirement

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-08-07 17:42
A scout sniper implicated in a video of Marines urinating on corpses in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to two charges, taking a reduction in rank while saving his medical retirement benefits.
Aug 7 2013

Mattis to join General Dynamics

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-08-07 17:23
James Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general who spent just under three years as commander of the United States' most active combatant command, is joining the board of General Dynamics.
Aug 7 2013

Hagel Finishing Rules to Curb Sexual Assault

The New York Times - Wed, 2013-08-07 17:01
The orders are designed to guarantee high-level attention to accusations of wrongdoing and to offer greater protections to victims, officials said.
Aug 6 2013

Navy Decides To Scrap Submarine Miami

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-08-06 21:15
The Navy has concluded the cost to repair the nuclear attack submarine Miami, severely damaged last year by an arsonist, is more than it can afford.
Aug 6 2013

Link between combat and suicide disputed in study

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2013-08-06 17:03
Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicides among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a study that challenges conventional thinking about war's effects on the psyche.
Aug 6 2013

Turkey Launches Competition for Assault Boats

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-08-06 13:15
Turkey's procurement authorities have launched a new competition to acquire 10 new assault boats, a program dubbed the "Turkish-type assault boat," officials here said.
Aug 6 2013

Japanese Navy Unveils Biggest Warship Since WWII

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-08-06 07:15
Japan unveiled its biggest warship since World War II on Tuesday, a $1.2 billion helicopter carrier aimed at defending territorial claims.
Aug 6 2013

Philippines gets 2nd warship from U.S. Coast Guard

Fox News - World - Tue, 2013-08-06 00:54
The Philippines is adding a second major warship to its fleet to challenge China's territorial claims that Filipino officials say intrude in their country's potentially oil-rich seas.


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