Top Daily Stories for March 2014

Mar 12 2014

Amos: USMC of 175K is 'moderate risk' force

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-03-12 19:19
If the Marine Corps is forced to draw down to 175,000 Marines, the 'moderate risk' force that's left will be built around fewer infantry battalions with impaired readiness, the service's top general told lawmakers.
Mar 12 2014

Experimental force will test Marine women in combat roles

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-03-12 17:39
The Marine Corps plans to establish an experimental force of at least 25 percent women in the most far-reaching effort yet to determine how females will perform in ground combat jobs that remain closed to them.
Mar 12 2014

11 Navy flag officer moves announced

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-03-12 16:44
The head of 5th Fleet has been nominated for reappointment to vice admiral and to a new post as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy.
Mar 12 2014

VA: Funding decline for TBI care is good news

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-03-12 15:17
Funding for traumatic brain injury care would drop under the White House's proposed fiscal 2015 budget, but Veterans Affairs Department officials say that's actually good news.
Mar 12 2014

U.S.: China blocking Filipino boats 'provocative'

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-03-12 10:46
China's blocking of supplies to a Philippine outpost in the South China Sea is "provocative" and raises tensions, the United States said in its latest criticism of China's assertive conduct in disputed seas of East Asia.
Mar 12 2014

Canada ends military operations in Afghanistan

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-03-12 09:45
Canada ended military operations in Afghanistan on Wednesday, ending a 12-year mission as the international community winds down its role in the country.
Mar 12 2014

Manila air-drops supplies to troops on disputed shoal

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2014-03-12 08:47
The Philippines air-dropped food and water to soldiers stationed on a grounded transport ship on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, after China blocked two Filipino supply ships from reaching the troops.
Mar 12 2014

U.S. Black Sea naval drills start near Crimea

Yahoo Top News - Wed, 2014-03-12 04:55
A joint exercise involving U.S., Bulgarian, and Romanian naval forces in the Black Sea started on Wednesday just across the water from the Crimean Peninsula.
Mar 11 2014

Navy revises counting rules to add to ship numbers

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2014-03-11 22:26
With a few strokes on a keyboard, the Navy's top brass avoids shrinking its 280-ship fleet next year by simply reclassifying a couple of hospital ships and its small patrol craft deployed overseas.
Mar 11 2014

Made in China: Materials on U.S. F-16 jets, B-1 bombers

The Washington Times - Tue, 2014-03-11 10:48
A new Pentagon report finds that banned Chinese parts have been making their way into Boeing B-1B bombers and and Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighters.


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