Top Daily Stories for January 2014

Jan 26 2014

U.S. carries out air strike in Somalia targeting militant suspect

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2014-01-26 18:31
The U.S. military carried out a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected militant leader with ties to al Qaeda and al Shabaab, a U.S. military official told Reuters.
Jan 26 2014

Carrier cut could be back on table

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-01-26 16:00
Finalizing the fiscal 2015 budget submission is driving top defense officials and the White House to make major decisions, with indications growing that the elimination of a carrier and a carrier air wing are possible.
Jan 26 2014

Chinese ships patrol area contested by Malaysia

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:17
Three Chinese ships on Sunday patrolled the James Shoal, an area also claimed by Malaysia, in the latest sign of Beijing's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Jan 25 2014

Naval Academy leader: Politics not tied to rape trial

Virginian-Pilot - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:01
The USNA superintendent Friday defended his controversial decision to try a former football player for sexual assault and rebut accusations that his actions were the result of political pressure.
Jan 24 2014

Naval Academy head set to testify in D.C.

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:54
The head of the U.S. Naval Academy is set to testify Friday as part of a hearing for a student charged in a sexual assault case.
Jan 24 2014

China sends surveillance jets to East China Sea defense zone

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:21
China's air force has dispatched another patrol to monitor its controversial air defense zone in the East China Sea and issue warnings to foreign military jets in the zone, it said on Friday.
Jan 23 2014

PACOM chief concerned over Japan-China tension

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-01-23 13:56
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Thursday the tensions between China and Japan are likely to grow unless they talk to each other.
Jan 23 2014

Corps developing a quick-strike force in Middle East

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-01-23 13:08
The Marine Corps is developing plans to establish a contingency force that will be based in the Middle East and be capable of responding to crises throughout the troubled region.
Jan 23 2014

Gen. Dempsey a failed leader, scathing Senate review finds

The Washington Times - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:47
Six Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have issued a blistering criticism of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey's performance during the attack on America in Benghazi, Libya.
Jan 22 2014

Judge orders media to turn over interviews in Naval Academy sex assault case

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-01-22 19:14
A military judge has ordered the release of un-aired portions of interviews CBS and CNN conducted with a woman at the center of a sexual assault case that involved three U.S. Naval Academy football players.


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