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Jan 27 2012

Marine 3-star Kelly chosen to lead SOUTHCOM

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-01-27 16:05
Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and assignment as commander of U.S. Southern Command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Friday.
Jan 27 2012

Special Operations Expanding as Wars Recede

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-01-27 08:44
War is going back under wraps—that's the next-generation plan put forth by the U.S. special operations commander and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.
Jan 27 2012

Philippines studies U.S. offer to deploy spy planes

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2012-01-27 06:44
The Philippines is considering a U.S. proposal to deploy surveillance aircraft on a temporary, rotating basis to enhance its ability to guard disputed areas in the South China Sea.
Jan 26 2012

Navy Announces 2012 Navy Week Schedule

Navy News from Military.com - Thu, 2012-01-26 22:16
From Boston to Sacramento, America's Navy will come home to 15 cities across the country in 2012 to show why a strong Navy is needed and to help mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Jan 26 2012

Navy avoids most of Pentagon’s latest cuts

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-01-26 18:37
The U.S. Fleet keeps its 11 carriers as well as 10 air wings. About a third of the cruiser fleet—seven ships—will be decommissioned early. But in all, no Navy program suffered a severe blow from the 2013 budget-cutting ax.
Jan 26 2012

Lawmakers call defense cuts dangerous

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-01-26 17:03
The $259 billion in defense cuts announced by DOD drew criticism from Congress, even though the reductions are the direct result of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that Congress approved last year.
Jan 26 2012

DOD plans smaller pay raises, benefits cuts

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-01-26 13:12
Pay caps, reduced retirement benefits and higher out-of-pocket costs for retiree health care are in the military’s future under the Defense Department’s new strategy that will be announced this afternoon.
Jan 26 2012

Conservation Groups Sue Navy Over Sonar

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-01-26 13:03
Conservationists and American Indians are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and other marine life.
Jan 26 2012

New DOD Plan: More Drones, Less Troops

Fox News - Thu, 2012-01-26 06:48
The Pentagon plans to expand its global network of drones and special-operations bases in a fundamental realignment meant to project U.S. power, even as it cuts back conventional forces.
Jan 26 2012

U.S. could increase Pacific presence with return to the Philippines

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-01-26 06:19
Washington is in talks with Manila about permanently basing ships and soldiers in Philippines, 20 years after it left.

 
 

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