Top Daily Stories for February 2014

Feb 26 2014

China blames Philippines for latest South China Sea incident

Reuters - Wed, 2014-02-26 05:36
China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of "deliberate provocations" over an incident in disputed waters in the South China Sea that drew a protest from Manila.
Feb 26 2014

Sub smoke injures India sailors; two missing

BBC News - Wed, 2014-02-26 05:35
Two Indian navy sailors are missing and seven others are in hospital after an accident on board a submarine off the Mumbai coast.
Feb 26 2014

Obama threatens Karzai with full US withdrawal

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2014-02-26 03:22
Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year.
Feb 25 2014

Frigate Taylor CO fired 2 weeks after running aground

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-02-25 13:36
The commanding officer of the frigate Taylor was fired Tuesday two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by to support security at the Winter Olympics.
Feb 25 2014

Pacific Fleet's WWII diaries now available online

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-02-25 13:14
The wartime documents include thousands of admiral-to-admiral reports, descriptions of combat actions, enemy movements, the status of ground, air and sea forces, and more.
Feb 25 2014

Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-02-25 08:02
The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.
Feb 25 2014

Philippines protests over South China Sea water cannon incident

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2014-02-25 03:53
The Philippines protested on Tuesday against China's use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen in disputed waters of the South China Sea warning that the incident would escalate tension.
Feb 24 2014

DOD seeks to raise Tricare fees for active-duty family members

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-02-24 13:51
The Pentagon's proposed 2015 budget, unveiled Monday, includes a surprise proposal to raise health care fees for active-duty family members.
Feb 24 2014

DOD plan would slash commissary budget, raise prices

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-02-24 13:48
The often-touted 30 percent average savings that troops and families enjoy in commissaries would shrink considerably under the Pentagon's plan to slash taxpayer subsidies for the stores by two-thirds.
Feb 23 2014

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level

The New York Times - Sun, 2014-02-23 21:41
Officials describe Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposal as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted after the terror attacks of 2001.


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