Top Daily Stories for September 2013

Sep 18 2013

F-35 costs drop as technical challenges lessen, officials say

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-09-18 14:33
The F-35 is no longer a trillion-dollar program and costs are likely to continue to drop, officials for the Joint Strike Fighter program said Tuesday.
Sep 18 2013

Dempsey has doubts about probing mental health

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-09-18 11:32
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says those who have served in the military should not be stigmatized by having to answer questions about their mental health status on security clearance forms.
Sep 18 2013

Gen. Amos: 174,000 force would mean 11 fewer battalions, 14 fewer squadrons

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-09-18 11:29
A 'minimum acceptable' force of 174,000 will leave the Marines able to respond to only one contingency and force a slash om combat arms and aviation units, the commandant told a congressional panel.
Sep 18 2013

Navy officer, NCIS agent arrested in multimillion-dollar bribery case - Wed, 2013-09-18 10:42
The two—and a Singapore-based defense contractor—face federal charges in two bribery schemes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in Navy contracts.
Sep 18 2013

Navy chief defends program that screens contractors after harsh audit - Wed, 2013-09-18 10:39
The Pentagon inspector general's audit cites security problems it says are so severe that it recommends immediately closing the Navy Commercial Access Control System—NCACS—for security reasons.
Sep 17 2013

Fire on Russian sub injured 15, investigators say

Reuters - Tue, 2013-09-17 05:33
Fifteen seamen were in the hospital Tuesday after a fire on a Russian nuclear submarine, investigators said, contradicting earlier reports that nobody was hurt in Monday's blaze.
Sep 16 2013

Commandant calls for smaller Marine Corps of 174,000

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-09-16 13:59
Gen. James Amos has called for the service to cut its active-duty force to 174,000 personnel, writing that doing so will allow Marines to remain engaged as the nation's premier crisis-response force.
Sep 16 2013

Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2013-09-16 04:56
A fire burned for five hours on an atomic-powered submarine undergoing repairs near Russia's eastern port of Vladivostok on Monday.
Sep 14 2013

U.S. forces still in position for possible Syria strikes

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2013-09-14 10:56
The Pentagon says U.S. military forces are still positioned for possible military strikes on Syria, at least for now, even after a U.S.-Russia agreement on destroying Syria's chemical weapons.
Sep 13 2013

Four Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan

Fox News - World - Fri, 2013-09-13 22:11
Four Chinese ships entered waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan on Saturday with no sign of a compromise seen between Asia's two largest powers.


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