Top Daily Stories for April 2014

Apr 10 2014

Navy to test new railgun weapon aboard ships in 2016

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:09
The Navy is planning to install and test a gun that uses electromagnetic force – a railgun – aboard a high speed vessel in fiscal 2016.
Apr 10 2014

Navy’s New 80-MPH Mini Combat Vehicle Can Drop From the Sky - Thu, 2014-04-10 05:41
The Phantom Badger is a 240-horsepower combat support vehicle that’s about the size of a Mini and tough enough to traverse damn near anything.
Apr 10 2014

Hagel moves to increase military ties with Mongolia

Fox News - World - Wed, 2014-04-09 23:05
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is seeking to bolster U.S. military relations with Mongolia on Thursday as he wraps up a 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific.
Apr 9 2014

Navy base on the line as Mauritius tries to pit U.S., U.K. in island's sovereignty bid

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2014-04-09 19:31
Mauritius is trying to wedge itself between Washington and London in a diplomatic drive for control of a group of British-ruled islands—one of which has been leased to the U.S. military for nearly 50 years.
Apr 9 2014

Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps: Less pay raises discipline

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-04-09 15:47
Lower pay and slimmed-down benefits will make Marines more disciplined and less wasteful, according to the Corps' top enlisted Marine.
Apr 9 2014

Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-04-09 13:55
The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women—this time in the Reserve.
Apr 9 2014

DOD appears to expect fewer jobless vets by 2015

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:13
If the Pentagon's latest budget projections are any indication, the issue of veterans' unemployment may be easing.
Apr 8 2014

China calls on U.S. to restrain ally Japan as tension simmers

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:16
China called on the United States to restrain Japan and chided the Philippines at the end of talks Tuesday between U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs, which showed the strain of regional disputes on Sino-U.S. ties.
Apr 7 2014

CNO: Cutbacks reducing Navy's surge readiness

Navy Times - Mon, 2014-04-07 11:27
The Navy's top officer warned that budget cuts have hampered the Navy's ability to surge in a crisis, saying it could only surge-deploy one carrier strike group and one amphibious ready group at current levels.
Apr 7 2014

U.S. defense chief, in first, to visit China's aircraft carrier

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2014-04-06 23:34
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit China's sole aircraft carrier when he arrives in the country Monday in an unprecedented opening by Beijing to a potent symbol of its military buildup.


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