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Nov 21 2014

In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

The New York Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:05
The president’s order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, sources said.
Nov 21 2014

Russia and China plan regular joint naval exercises for Mediterranean, Pacific

The Washington Times - World - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:52
Russia and China will strengthen military ties this spring with joint naval drills in the Mediterranean and Pacific.
Nov 20 2014

Costs for carrier Ford to keep rising, auditors predict

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:12
The cost of the carrier Gerald R. Ford is likely to keep rising from the $12.9 billion now estimated, with the final price masked by deferring some work until after the ship is delivered, the Government Accountability Office says.
Nov 18 2014

Navy secretary racks up $4.7 million in travel

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2014-11-18 06:15
Ray Mabus has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more than $4.7 million.
Nov 16 2014

U.S. Navy Expects Decision Soon on LCS

Maritime News - Security - Sun, 2014-11-16 07:13
Defense Secretary Hagel is expected to make a decision soon on how to make a new class of smaller warships more lethal and survivable, the CNO said Saturday.
Nov 15 2014

Marines chief laments unit readiness at home - Sat, 2014-11-15 20:50
Half of all U.S. Marine Corps units at their home bases are below the levels of required readiness, the new commandant says.
Nov 14 2014

Navy deploys its first laser weapon in Persian Gulf

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:53
The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target.
Nov 13 2014

Dutch NATO F-16s intercept Russian transport plane

Yahoo Top News - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:59
The Dutch defense ministry says two of its F-16 fighter jets taking part in a NATO mission to protect the skies above the Baltics have intercepted a Russian military transport plane.
Nov 13 2014

Dempsey raises specter of more U.S. troops to help Iraq fight Islamic State

The Washington Times - World - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:29
The general told Congress Thursday that the United States would consider dispatching a modest number of forces to fight with Iraqi troops in more complex missions against Islamic State militants.
Nov 12 2014

Boxer skipper harassed, bullied crew

San Diego Union - Wed, 2014-11-12 22:30
A report from a Navy investigation reveals why Navy brass removed Capt. Wayne R. Brown from command of the USS Boxer on Sept. 29 citing “equal opportunity” concerns.


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