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May 27 2012

Panetta: Looming cuts would be 'disastrous'

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-05-27 19:33
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Sunday that more than $500 billion in defense-related cuts scheduled to kick in early next year would be "disastrous" to national security and begged lawmakers to restore the money.

May 25 2012

SOCOM chief sells plan for spec ops expansion

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-05-25 17:26
The commander of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden is defending his proposal that he have more authority to send special operations forces overseas to address problems like terrorists or sudden unrest.
May 25 2012

France: Combat troops out of Afghanistan in '12

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-05-25 08:45
All French combat troops will pull out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, France’s new president said Friday, but some trainers will remain to help Afghanistan’s nascent security forces.
May 24 2012

Senate Panel Cuts Off Navy's Biofuel Buys

Wired.com - Thu, 2012-05-24 21:00
The Navy's ambitious renewable energy plans took a major hit Thursday, when the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to all but ban the military from buying alternative fuels.
May 24 2012

U.S. troops winning war against IEDs of Taliban

The Washington Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 19:36
The U.S. military is on a path toward significantly fewer battlefield deaths in Afghanistan this year because it has become better at detecting the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops: the improvised explosive device.
May 24 2012

Navy places order for new class of patrol boats

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 15:20
SAFE Boats International has won a competition to build a new class of patrol boats for the Navy’s Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, the company announced Thursday.
May 24 2012

Milestone marked in aircraft carrier construction

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2012-05-24 11:25
Shipbuilders in Virginia on Thursday slowly lowered the massive lower bow into place in what will become the Gerald R. Ford.
May 24 2012

Famous ‘shell shock’ documentary to air online

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 06:30
Eerie then-and-now parallels abound in legendary director John Huston’s long-suppressed 1946 documentary, “Let There Be Light,” a gripping look at the mental health issues of troops returning from war.
May 24 2012

Fire on Nuclear-Powered Sub in Maine Injures 6

Fox News - Thu, 2012-05-24 06:06
A fire on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Miami has injured six people, including five firefighters, but did not affect the reactor, which was not active.
May 24 2012

Flag planting launches Memorial Day at Arlington

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2012-05-24 05:48
Soldiers are placing more than 220,000 small U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the start of Memorial Day weekend activities.

 
 

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