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May 9 2012

Webb seeks bigger role for Congress on use of military

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-05-09 22:44
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Wednesday he will introduce legislation requiring congressional approval before the president can take military action when U.S. interests are not directly threatened.
May 9 2012

U.S. Administration Renews Push to Ratify Law of Sea Treaty

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2012-05-09 18:37
The Obama administration is beginning a new push for Senate approval of the 1982 U.N. Law of the Sea treaty, saying it's necessary to protect the Navy's right to carry out exercises off the coast of China.
May 9 2012

10-month LCS deployment to Singapore planned

Reuters - Wed, 2012-05-09 18:07
The littoral combat ship USS Freedom will be sent to Singapore next spring for a roughly 10-month deployment, the Navy said on Wednesday.
May 9 2012

Joint Chiefs issue new directive on sex assault

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-09 16:09
The military’s senior uniformed officers underscored concerns about sexual assault in the ranks by dropping some required reading on commanders and leaders in the form of a “strategic direction” document.
May 9 2012

New CG Cutter Has Rust, Holes in Hull

Coast Guard News - Wed, 2012-05-09 09:58
When a boat springs a leak, it's often the Coast Guard to the rescue. But who rescues the Coast Guard when one its new ships does the same thing?
May 9 2012

Poll: U.S. support for Afghan war hits new low

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-09 09:25
Support for the war in Afghanistan has reached a new low, with only 27 percent of Americans saying they back the effort.
May 9 2012

House Spares Pentagon, Homeland Security From Cuts

Military.com - Headlines - Wed, 2012-05-09 07:17
Republicans in the House are sparing the Pentagon, veterans and most homeland security programs from the budget knife as action begins on a set of spending bills setting budgets for federal agencies.
May 8 2012

Spouses: Most troops don't seek military help with PTSD

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-05-08 19:10
More than 60 percent of troops who believe they have post-traumatic stress disorder are not seeking treatment through the military, according to spouses surveyed in a report due for release Wednesday.
May 8 2012

The Sullivans skipper relieved of command

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-05-08 17:34
The skipper of the destroyer The Sullivans was relieved of command Tuesday—the third commanding officer on the Mayport, Fla.-based ship fired in less than two years.
May 8 2012

U.S. sending military trainers back into Yemen

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-05-08 11:11
The Pentagon is sending military trainers back into Yemen for what it calls "routine" cooperation with Yemeni security forces.

 
 

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