Top Daily Stories for September 2013

Sep 13 2013

Navy opens its hatches to China

San Diego Union - Fri, 2013-09-13 18:57
The photos might be considered chilling: The head of China’s navy getting an insider tour of a United States fast-attack submarine in San Diego Bay last week.
Sep 13 2013

New survey: 3 of 4 post-9/11 vets have PTSD, anxiety

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-09-13 16:23
More than three out of four injured post-9/11 veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder and roughly the same number suffer from major anxiety, according to a survey by Wounded Warrior Project.
Sep 13 2013

Navy fires hospital ship's top officer, says he lied on PFA

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-09-13 15:26
The Navy removed the top officer on the hospital ship Mercy on Friday after an investigation uncovered evidence he mismanaged the physical fitness assessment—and lied about his weight to pass his own PFA.
Sep 13 2013

Pentagon Memo: Syria Crisis Underlines Pentagon’s Move to the Back Seat

The New York Times - Global - Fri, 2013-09-13 14:47
The defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff share a reluctance to use military might overseas, in contrast to the Pentagon in the George W. Bush years.
Sep 13 2013

Mabus says he's committed to LCS program

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-09-13 09:52
U.S. Navy leadership said it's committed to the Littoral Combat Ship program in the face of budgetary concerns and questions about the ship program.
Sep 13 2013

Top China general orders navy to speed improvements during visit to South China Sea province

Fox News - World - Fri, 2013-09-13 02:03
A top Chinese commander ordered the navy to accelerate training and technical upgrades to bolster warfighting readiness, in what he described as a "complicated and difficult" security environment.
Sep 13 2013

China military tells U.S. not to encourage Japan over isles

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2013-09-12 23:14
China's military told the United States this week not to support Japan, nor let it do as it pleased, over a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese Defense Ministry says.
Sep 12 2013

Navy to delay $4 billion contract for next carrier

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2013-09-12 21:01
The Navy will delay by as much as a year awarding Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a contract for at least $4 billion to start construction on the second vessel in a new class of aircraft carriers, officials say.
Sep 12 2013

Sites for potential East Coast missile defense plan selected

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-09-12 18:29
The Missile Defense Agency is looking at five potential locations to house a controversial third domestic ground-based interceptor site, which would guard the continental United States against ballistic missile attack.
Sep 12 2013

China navy chief says operational aircraft carrier a few years away

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2013-09-12 16:32
The Chinese navy is using its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, for training and testing and will decide on an operational carrier for the fleet after a few years of evaluation, Admiral Wu Shengli says.


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