Top Daily Stories for September 2013

Sep 11 2013

Rooney nominated as Navy undersecretary

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-09-11 16:22
Jo Ann Rooney, a former university president and Massachusetts financial attorney with two years' experience in the Pentagon, has been nominated to become undersecretary of the Navy.
Sep 11 2013

Haves and have-nots as health care markets open

AP News - Wed, 2013-09-11 13:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under President Barack Obama's overhaul. 2013-09-11T09:00:00-04:00
Sep 10 2013

Congressman wants Navy secretary to investigate Marine commandant

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-09-10 21:47
A North Carolina congressman wants Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to investigate the Marine Corps commandant's involvement in legal cases stemming from an inappropriate war-zone video.
Sep 10 2013

Coast Guard Academy Ranked One of the Top Schools in the Nation

Coast Guard News - Tue, 2013-09-10 16:01
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy again has been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2014 rankings.
Sep 10 2013

Success: DDG hits ballistic-missile target

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-09-10 12:07
A U.S. destroyer tracked and destroyed an overhead ballistic missile as one of two successful shootdowns in a joint exercise early Tuesday in the western Pacific.
Sep 4 2013

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: Report

Yahoo Top News - Wed, 2013-09-04 16:33
Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine CIA effort.
Sep 4 2013

Dempsey outlines possible targets for strike on Syria

The Washington Times - Wed, 2013-09-04 15:13
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday outlined for members of Congress potential targets for a limited U.S. attack on Syria, including those "directly linked to the control of chemical weapons."
Sep 4 2013

V.A. to Provide Spousal Benefits to Gays, Administration Says

The New York Times - Global - Wed, 2013-09-04 14:55
In letters to congressional leaders, the U.S. attorney general said President Obama had directed the executive branch to stop obeying a statute that limits such benefits to spouses “of the opposite sex.”
Sep 4 2013

Army general: 'Conditions set' to win Afghan war

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-09-04 14:43
The No. 2 American commander in Afghanistan says he believes the stage has been set for winning the war, but hard fighting lies ahead for Afghan forces now suffering heavy casualties.
Sep 4 2013

Israeli Navy To Buy New Fast Patrol Craft

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-09-04 13:15
The Israeli Navy plans to buy new Super Dvora Mk-III fast patrol craft for counter-terror and interdiction missions in coastal waters along its northern border with Lebanon.


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