Top Daily Stories for April 2014

Apr 16 2014

DOD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-04-16 09:00
Just five years ago, the Pentagon map of combatant commands carved Africa into two chunks and placed most of it under control of the chief of U.S. European Command in Belgium.
Apr 16 2014

U.S. Navy to join search for passengers missing from South Korean ferry

Yahoo Top News - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:55
The U.S. Navy has sent a ship to join the search-and-rescue operation for more than 300 passengers missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday.
Apr 15 2014

Fire Aboard Hue City; No Injuries Top Stories - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:32
A fire broke out aboard USS Hue City (CG 66) late Monday, April 14 as the ship was transiting the Atlantic.
Apr 14 2014

Pentagon condemns 'provocative' Russian military action against U.S. Navy ship

Navy Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 12:29
A Russian fighter jet on Saturday made repeated 'provocative' close-range, low-altitude passes above the U.S. Navy destroyer Donald Cook while it was steaming in the Black Sea.
Apr 13 2014

Military spending on the rise, except in the West

Deutsche Welle - Sun, 2014-04-13 17:08
Even as many countries increase their militaries' budgets, global defense spending dropped by almost 2 percent in 2013, according to a new report. Most of the cuts are due to shifting spending in the West.
Apr 13 2014

Official seeks larger counter-drug fleet

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:52
The Coast Guard aims to seize 40 percent of the estimated 890 metric tons of cocaine moving between South America and the U.S. every year, but would need more than 12 additional ships to close in on that goal.
Apr 13 2014

Report says Iran calls off plan to send warships to the Atlantic Ocean

Fox News - World - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:51
Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 12 2014

New destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

Navy Times - Sat, 2014-04-12 13:55
The Navy has christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a 610-foot-long warship with advanced technologies and a stealthy design that will reduce its visibility on enemy radars.
Apr 11 2014

Sgt. Maj. Barrett writes open letter to Marines following backlash

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:36
Following backlash from his statements in front of a Senate subcommittee on personnel, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Mike Barrett is working to clarify his position in a written letter to Marines.
Apr 10 2014

Satellites Show Russia Mobilizing Near Ukraine, NATO Says

The New York Times - Thu, 2014-04-10 19:54
A top NATO commander said the satellite photographs showed a menacing force of Russian fighter jets and tanks, along with as many as 40,000 troops, near the border with Ukraine.


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