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Aug 1 2012

Analysis: China unveils oil offensive in South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-08-01 16:03
First came the diplomatic offensive, then the flexing of military muscle. Now, China is moving ahead with its first major tender of oil and gas blocks in disputed parts of its waters.
Aug 1 2012

Israel Navy Completes Major Exercise

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-08-01 15:23
The Israel Navy on Aug. 1 concluded a months-long surface fleet drill that included live missile launches, simulated combat with enemy forces and interoperability with the Israel Air Force.
Aug 1 2012

Congress tightens rules on funeral protests

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-01 14:15
Congress expanded the no-protest zone around military and veterans funerals and stiffened fines for violators, including the possibility of $50,000 in statutory damages for each violation.
Aug 1 2012

DOD outlines impact of ‘irrational’ budget cuts

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-08-01 09:48
An administration decision to exempt military personnel programs from potential across-the-board cuts in January does not mean troops and their families would feel no impact from sequestration.
Aug 1 2012

Navy Opens Fire Scout Training Center

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-08-01 09:36
The Navy has opened a training center for MQ-8B Fire Scout operators and maintainers at which they can conduct home-station training at one location.
Aug 1 2012

DOD's Carter: Cuts hit warfighters, weapons

Top Headlines - Wed, 2012-08-01 09:12
Warfighters heading to Afghanistan would receive less training while the Navy would be forced to buy fewer ships if lawmakers fail in the next five months to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan, he says.
Aug 1 2012

Panetta: U.S. force an option against Iran nukes

Top Headlines - Wed, 2012-08-01 05:04
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday that Iran must either negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program or face the possibility of U.S. military action.
Jul 31 2012

Report: Move fewer Marines to Guam, but get it done now

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-07-31 17:15
The Navy should deploy more amphibious ships and subs to the Asia-Pacific theater, and the Marines should rethink their plan to move 4,700 Marines from Japan to Guam, a think-tank report says.
Jul 31 2012

House panel preps for big sequestration hearing

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-07-31 13:15
The House Armed Services Committee will grill White House and defense officials tomorrow in pursuit of more details on how sequestration could devastate the military.
Jul 31 2012

China's naval activity, lack of transparency concern Japan

Washington Post – Pacific - Tue, 2012-07-31 04:50
Japan raised concern Tuesday about China’s growing assertiveness in regional waters at a time when it’s becoming less clear who in Beijing is making decisions about the military.


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