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Jan 5 2012

U.S. Marine set for trial in Iraq killings

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 2012-01-05 05:37
Jury selection begins today for a Marine Staff sergeant accused in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, the last person to be tried in a case that became a lightning rod for critics of the war.
Jan 4 2012

3 warships to be named in honor of Marines

San Diego Union - Wed, 2012-01-04 20:38
The Pentagon says the Mobile Landing Platform ships being built at General Dynamics NASSCO will be named after John Glenn, Lewis B. Puller, and the Montford Point Marine Corps training facility.
Jan 4 2012

Iran strives to play spoiler in Afghanistan

Washington Post - World - Wed, 2012-01-04 17:35
Worried that U.S. troops could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, Iran is mounting an aggressive campaign to fuel anti-American sentiment there and turn leaders against a partnership with Washington.
Jan 4 2012

Obama To Appear at Press Conference on Military Strategy

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-01-04 17:22
President Barack Obama will make a rare appearance at the Pentagon on Thursday when top defense leaders unveil an overarching strategy that will dictate the makeup of the military throughout the next decade.
Jan 4 2012

EOD unit command master chief fired

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-01-04 13:38
The top enlisted member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 was fired last month due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to perform as a command master chief,” the Navy said Wednesday.
Jan 4 2012

Sailors To See Improved Opportunities As Force Balance Improves Top Stories - Wed, 2012-01-04 12:01
Top-performing Sailors will see more opportunities to convert, reenlist, and advance as a result of the use of force management tools such as the Enlisted Retention Board and Perform-to-Serve, Navy leaders say.
Jan 4 2012

India OKs $1.18B Deal To Buy Mica Missiles

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-01-04 11:20
Five months after signing a $2.2 billion deal to upgrade its French Mirage aircraft, India on Wednesday cleared an additional $1.18 billion deal to procure Mica air-to-air missiles from France.
Jan 4 2012

Top Guard officer joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-01-04 10:43
As of Tuesday, the biography of the current chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, is posted on the Joint Chiefs website, alongside bios for the other military service chiefs.
Jan 4 2012

USAF Will Retire Hundreds of Planes in Pentagon Plan - Wed, 2012-01-04 04:00
Defense Secretary Panetta is set to reveal his plan to chop $450 billion from the Pentagon's budget. It won't be pretty for the Air Force, which is poised to lose hundreds of planes and thousands of airmen.
Jan 3 2012

Law signed to speed troops through TSA security

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-03 17:21
President Obama has signed a law that within six months could make it easier for service members and their families to get through security checkpoints at major airports.


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