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Oct 24 2012

State Dept. weighs size of Marine embassy forces

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-10-24 15:15
The State Department is weighing whether it needs more Marine embassy security guards to staff U.S. diplomatic facilities across the globe.
Oct 24 2012

Obama: ‘Grand bargain’ will avoid cuts

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-10-24 11:30
The president is wading further into efforts to avoid deep cuts to defense and domestic spending, telling a newspaper he is “absolutely confident” a deal paring the deficit by $4 trillion will be passed.
Oct 24 2012

U.S. Navy reviews rules on Japan bases

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2012-10-24 03:03
Weary of rules limiting the freedom of their "overwhelmingly outstanding" sailors, the top commanders of the U.S. Navy in Japan eased after-hours restrictions this month.
Oct 23 2012

China Appoints New Air Force Commander

The Chosun Ilbo - Tue, 2012-10-23 17:46
Chinese state-run media said Tuesday General Ma Xiaotian will take over control of the nation's air force from General Xu Qiliang.
Oct 23 2012

Mexico's navy has become its key crime-fighting force

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2012-10-23 11:54
These days, Mexico’s navy is active deep inside the country’s interior, eclipsing the army as the go-to security force in the country’s war on organized crime
Oct 23 2012

New Navy robot will help fight ship fires

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-10-23 08:15
Damage controlmen on board Navy ships could be getting a new tool to fight fires — a humanlike robot named ASH.
Oct 22 2012

Webb optimistic that fix for sequestration is near

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-10-22 22:19
Sen. Jim Webb says he's not overly concerned about the threat of $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts set to begin in January: he expects Congress to come together after the election and figure out a way to stop them.
Oct 22 2012

Ore. lawmaker wants answers on Tricare changes

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-10-22 17:15
An Oregon lawmaker has asked the Pentagon’s top doctor to explain why military retirees and family members in his district will lose access to Tricare Prime starting next April.
Oct 22 2012

Navy's Top Geek Says Laser Arsenal Is Just Two Years Away - Mon, 2012-10-22 13:11
Never mind looming defense cuts or residual technical challenges. The Navy's chief futurist is pushing up the anticipated date for laser weapons and raising expectations for robotic submarines.
Oct 22 2012

BAE To Test Lighter 40-mm Gun on Swedish Patrol Boat

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2012-10-22 11:53
Weapons engineers at BAE Systems Karlskoga are mounting a lighter, cheaper and smaller version of their 40-mm naval gun in patrol boat ahead of the first sea trials.


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