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Feb 5 2013

AP: Pentagon extending benefits for gays

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-02-05 17:16
The military is poised to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of service members, U.S. officials said Tuesday, about 16 months after the Pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service.
Feb 5 2013

Japan Says China Aimed Military Radar at Ship

The New York Times - Tue, 2013-02-05 08:06
A Chinese military vessel trained its radar on a Japanese naval ship last week, the Japanese defense minister said Tuesday, intensifying the dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
Feb 4 2013

VA to study Iraq, Afghanistan vets’ health

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-04 18:15
The Veterans Affairs Department will conduct a long-term study of the possible health effects of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, including exposure to environmental hazards and open-air burn pits.
Feb 4 2013

Frigate XO fired for ‘offensive comments’

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-02-04 11:22
The second-in-command of a deployed frigate was fired Sunday “because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew,” reported Naval Surface Forces Pacific.
Feb 4 2013

U.S. Navy Cuts Fleet Goal to 306 Ships

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-02-04 07:13
Overall fleet size requirement has been reduced from 313 to 306 ships, a modest down-scaling that reflects modified operational requirements and is not the result of the ongoing budget crisis.
Feb 4 2013

French tanker likely hijacked off Ivory Coast

Washington Examiner World News - Mon, 2013-02-04 05:47
A French-owned oil tanker missing off Ivory Coast with 17 sailors on board likely has been hijacked, an official with an international piracy watchdog said Monday.
Feb 3 2013

Pentagon Expects U.S. to Retain Presence in Afghanistan

The New York Times - Global - Sun, 2013-02-03 17:17
The Defense Secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the United States would sustain a strategic partnership with Afghanistan after the NATO mission ends in 2014.
Feb 3 2013

U.S. military expands drug war in Latin America

Top Headlines - Sun, 2013-02-03 11:03
U.S. officials say stopping drug-trafficking organizations has become a matter of national security because they spread corruption, undermine fledgling democracies and can potentially finance terrorists.
Feb 2 2013

Navy mishaps, mistakes could cost $1B

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-02-02 17:30
The number of major mishaps involving aircraft carriers, ships and submarines was higher than in recent years, and the unbudgeted repair bill is just one more factor squeezing fleet maintenance accounts.
Feb 2 2013

Iran unveils its newest fighter jet

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-02-02 12:41
Iran unveiled on Saturday its newest combat jet, a domestically manufactured fighter-bomber that military officials claim can evade radar.


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