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Mar 15 2012

U.S. seeks to ease concerns over F-35 delays, costs

Reuters - Thu, 2012-03-15 04:44
The United States sought today to allay concerns over delays and escalating costs for the F-35 fighter, telling eight partner nations there would be no further delays in the rollout of the radar-evading aircraft.
Mar 14 2012

Marines to cut four battalions, 12 air squadrons

Reuters - Wed, 2012-03-14 20:40
The Marine Corps said on Wednesday it would cut four infantry battalions and 12 flying squadrons over the next five years as it shrinks by 20,000 personnel to meet budget constraints and peacetime needs.
Mar 14 2012

11 ships to be decommissioned in fiscal 2013

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-14 16:53
Six frigates, four cruisers and an aircraft carrier are set to be decommissioned during fiscal 2013, according to a Navy message released Monday.
Mar 14 2012

Lawmaker Vows to Fight TRICARE Cost Increases - Headlines - Wed, 2012-03-14 14:08
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee vowed to fight the Defense Department’s proposed cost increases for troop and retiree health care.
Mar 14 2012

'Highly unusual': Marines told to disarm before Panetta speech

MSNBC - Wed, 2012-03-14 10:02
About 200 U.S. Marines were ordered to leave their weapons outside the tent where U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was set to speak during his trip to Afghanistan on Wednesday.
Mar 14 2012

Do Fired Navy COs Suffer From 'Bathsheba Syndrome'? - Headlines - Wed, 2012-03-14 07:39
How can the Navy abate a steady tide of offending COs? Perhaps by asking, “What would David do?”
Mar 13 2012

McKeon sees big shortfalls in DoD budget

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-03-13 16:56
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee doesn’t support more increases in Tricare fees and is worried about how budget limits could force faster and more painful personnel cuts.
Mar 13 2012

Navy fires CO of new ship San Diego

San Diego Union - Tue, 2012-03-13 14:11
The Navy has fired the commanding officer of the amphibious ship San Diego, which was set to sail today from the Mississippi shipyard toward San Diego.
Mar 13 2012

Coast Guard seizes $43 million worth of cocaine

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-03-13 13:54
The Coast Guard has seized more than $43 million in cocaine after stopping a speedboat in the Caribbean Sea.
Mar 13 2012

McCain to block DOD requests to move money

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-03-13 11:16
Sen. John McCain has worsened the Pentagon’s cash flow problems by announcing he will no longer approve reprogramming requests that shift money between accounts.


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