Top Daily Stories for February 2014

Feb 23 2014

Emails reveal Marine Corps commandant's early attempt to ban independent newspaper

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-02-23 16:08
The initiative to ban or bury the independent newspaper Marine Corps Times originated in May at the behest of Gen. Jim Amos, the service's commandant, newly obtained emails show.
Feb 23 2014

Navy develops 'world's smallest guided missile'

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-02-23 11:08
As the military relies more and more on unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out pinpoint strikes, the services need smaller munitions to arm them.
Feb 23 2014

Marines' new unmanned vehicle could patrol bases in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-02-23 10:59
The Marine Corps is experimenting with a new unmanned ground vehicle that can patrol installations and detect intruders or potential enemy forces nearly a mile away.
Feb 22 2014

Can the carrier Ranger be saved?

San Diego Union - Sat, 2014-02-22 23:19
Supporters of the former San Diego-based carrier launch online petition to convince Navy not to release Ranger for dismantling.
Feb 22 2014

Militants shoot down Iraqi helicopter and occupy northern town

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2014-02-22 15:14
Sunni Islamists shot down a helicopter on Saturday and briefly occupied a town overnight, in an escalating turf war with Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.
Feb 22 2014

War’s New Frontier: DOD presses for EMF spectrum

The Washington Times - Sat, 2014-02-22 09:50
The Pentagon is pressing federal and commercial players to yield space on the electromagnetic radiation frequency spectrum to help meet the voracious appetite of the current fleet of drones and the F-35.
Feb 21 2014

Hagel: No Medal of Honor for Peralta

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-02-21 20:37
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will not nominate fallen Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta for the Medal of Honor, his office announced Friday.
Feb 21 2014

Somerset arrives in Philadelphia for commissioning

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-02-21 14:53
An amphib named for a 9/11 attack site has arrived in Philadelphia for its commissioning ceremony.
Feb 21 2014

Sources: Spec Ops funding likely to be 'reined in'

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-02-21 13:56
The Obama administration is poised to scale back funding for the military's most elite forces, which spearheaded the fight against al-Qaida and embodied the Pentagon's rapid post-9/11 budget growth.
Feb 21 2014

Philippines to buy 12 South Korean fighters for $422 million

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2014-02-21 05:57
The Philippines is to acquire a squadron of FA-50 fighters from South Korea in a deal worth $422 million, a senior Philippine defense official said Friday.


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