Top Daily Stories for February 2014

Feb 10 2014

AFRICOM 3-star details future missions there

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:56
The Marine Corps’ partnerships with African military forces are likely to expand as those nations seek the training and expertise needed to to combat extremist, insurgencies, piracy or threatening neighbors.
Feb 10 2014

Iran threat: ‘U.S. ‘can sense … how their warships will be sunk’

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:12
An Iranian naval commander issued a bellicose statement against America about Iranian ships supposedly sailing to the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles from maritime borders: "This means we can sink your warships."
Feb 9 2014

Marine Corps Times is first casualty in effort to 'professionalize'

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:05
Marine Corps leaders have ordered the independent Marine Corps Times newspaper removed from prominent newsstand locations at base exchange stores worldwide and placed instead in areas away from checkout lines.
Feb 8 2014

Iran sending warships close to US borders

Navy Times - Sat, 2014-02-08 11:15
A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time.
Feb 8 2014

EOD Marine is first to receive revolutionary prosthetic implant

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2014-02-08 09:26
A Marine staff became the first patient to receive an implant that allows him to operate his prosthetic arm with his upper arm muscles.
Feb 7 2014

Hagel to appoint top-level ethics adviser

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-02-07 16:28
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel believes the military may have a widespread problem with unethical behavior and says rooting out that problem is a now one of his top priorities.
Feb 6 2014

Princeton, Navy re-establish NROTC program

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-02-06 17:59
Princeton University is bringing back the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, known as NROTC.
Feb 6 2014

Analysts: U.S. should cut carriers, buy subs and work with allies

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-02-06 08:30
It's hard to find consensus on most anything in Washington, D.C., but four national security-focused think tanks managed to forge something of a rough outline for the future of defense spending.
Feb 5 2014

Growing concern with China's behavior at sea: senior U.S. diplomat

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:36
The United States has growing concerns that China's maritime claims in the disputed South China Sea are an effort to gain creeping control of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, a senior U.S. official says.
Feb 5 2014

Military drones proliferate as cost falls

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Wed, 2014-02-05 14:27
The falling cost of acquiring drones will see them increasingly used in warfare and surveillance, a leading think tank says, but it believes citizens are unlikely to accept fully autonomous lethal attacks.


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