Top Daily Stories for January 2014

Jan 13 2014

Southeast, East Asia build up naval capabilities

Deutsche Welle - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:29
East Asian countries continue their naval arms race, increasing the risk of a military confrontation as rapidly expanding economies vie for scarce resources.
Jan 12 2014

Japan hold 'island defense' drill as China ships enter territorial waters

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Sun, 2014-01-12 09:25
The Japanese Self-Defense Force has held a drill with the theme of island defence as tensions continue with China over a range of disputed islands.
Jan 10 2014

Four more women drop out of Marine Infantry Officer Course

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:55
14 women have attempted and failed to complete the course since 2012.
Jan 10 2014

Charges dismissed against midshipman in academy assault case

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:03
A judge dismissed charges against a former Naval Academy football player Friday in a case involving a sexual assault against a female midshipman in 2012.
Jan 10 2014

Unemployment rate for vets dropped in December

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:54
The jobless rate for Post-9/11 veterans, as well as for the vet population as a whole, fell sharply in December, while the nation's unemployment rate also dipped, Labor Department data show.
Jan 10 2014

Report: Sexism part of military academies' culture

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:49
Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, a Pentagon report finds.
Jan 10 2014

U.S.: China sea rules 'provocative'

BBC News - Fri, 2014-01-10 01:06
The United States describes new Chinese rules on fishing access to disputed areas of the South China Sea as "provocative and potentially dangerous."
Jan 9 2014

U.S. to start training Libyan soldiers at midyear

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:36
The top U.S. military commander for Africa says the Pentagon is planning to begin training 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by midyear to help bolster the nation's security.
Jan 9 2014

VA reports spike in suicides among youngest vets

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:33
There has been a sharp increase in the suicide rate among the youngest male veterans, and a smaller but still significant jump among women who served in the military, the VA said.
Jan 8 2014

Navy: Drone testing at Hawaii site not a certainty

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:03
Drone testing at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai is not a certainty even though the base is exploring the possibility with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Navy officials in Hawaii said.


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