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May 16 2012

Army chief hits automatic budget cuts, eyes 'slowing' benefits

The Washington Times - Wed, 2012-05-16 12:00
The Army would be forced to remove an additional 80,000 to 100,000 troops from its active-duty and Reserve rosters if automatic budget cuts occur, its chief of staff says.
May 16 2012

Pakistan Agrees to Reopen Supply Route—For a Fee

Military.com - Headlines - Wed, 2012-05-16 07:21
The cost of the U.S.-led war effort in Afghanistan is about to rise by $365 million annually under a deal to reopen a key NATO supply route through Pakistan that’s been closed nearly six months.
May 15 2012

House panel raises doubts over manning LCSs

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-05-15 18:47
A congressional subcommittee has questioned the manning plan for the Navy’s newest class of warships and signaled that it will force the Navy to keep three of seven selected cruisers from an early retirement.
May 15 2012

U.S. Commander of Afghan War May Shift to Europe

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-05-15 13:30
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the supreme allied commander in Europe next year as the war effort moves toward its final phase.
May 15 2012

Military families to get free pass to national parks

CNN.com - Tue, 2012-05-15 07:22
Members of the U.S. military and their families are now eligible for free passes to national parks and monuments as part of a program timed to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
May 14 2012

Panetta to speak at Naval Academy graduation

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-14 20:37
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation this month.
May 14 2012

Mental disorder hospitalizations up 19% in 2011

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-14 17:18
The number of active-duty troops hospitalized for mental disorders rose 19 percent in 2011, to 21,735, up from 18,250 in 2010, according to a Defense Department report.
May 14 2012

Pentagon Wants Web Apps to Stop Piracy, for Some Reason

Wired.com - Mon, 2012-05-14 17:00
The Navy's far-out research wing thinks it's found a way to cut down on the scourge of maritime piracy: apps. Commence the face-palming.
May 14 2012

Navy to create Coastal Riverine Force command

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-05-14 15:16
A new command will be responsible for conducting high-level security near ports, providing protection for certain ships in coastal waterways and to sometimes take part in offensive combat.
May 14 2012

$2.2M sub mishap ‘avoidable,’ report says

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-14 08:28
"Catastrophic” mistakes, a Navy report concludes, sidelined the guided-missile submarine Georgia for three months when it should have deployed for operations against Libya in 2011.

 
 

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