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Nov 3 2011

Lasers Power Pentagon's Next-Gen Artificial Limbs

Wired.com - Thu, 2011-11-03 06:30
After decades of sluggish progress, the military's prosthetic research has finally seen the light: Experts are making rapid progress on ultra-sensitive prosthetic devices, all thanks to teeny, tiny laser beams.
Nov 2 2011

China-to-Iran Arms Sales Challenged in Report

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 19:58
China continues to provide advanced missiles and other arms to Iran, possibly in violation of U.N. sanctions against Tehran, according to a draft report by the congressional U.S.-China Commission.
Nov 2 2011

Service leaders defend MV-22, STOVL F-35B

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 19:03
The U.S. industrial base will be irreversibly damaged if unique aircraft such as the Marines’ short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing F-35B stealth fighter and MV-22 tiltrotor are terminated, top officers say.
Nov 2 2011

Air Force cutting 9,000 civilian jobs now, 4,500 later

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-11-02 18:48
The Air Force said Wednesday it plans to eliminate 9,000 civilian jobs, with more reductions to come later as part of a military-wide effort to adjust to a new era of defense spending cuts.
Nov 2 2011

Eligible vets to receive 3.6% COLA next year

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 18:29
Congress acted to make sure veterans don’t miss out on the 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment that is already coming Dec. 1 for Social Security recipients and military retirees.
Nov 2 2011

CNO warns that deep cuts will hollow fleet

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 14:12
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert warned Tuesday that nearly $1 trillion in cuts over 10 years will “cause irreversible harm” to the Navy.
Nov 2 2011

New campaign star approved for OEF medal

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 11:37
A new phase has been approved for the Afghanistan Campaign Medal that will allow qualifying troops to add an additional campaign star, the Pentagon announced.
Nov 2 2011

Brass warn of dire results if defense budget cut deeper

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-11-02 10:40
The Army’s top general and other service chiefs are warning that if steeper defense spending cuts are imposed by failed congressional budget negotiations, it would mean an “unacceptable” risk to U.S. national security.
Nov 1 2011

Dempsey Tours CG’s Newest National Security Cutter

Coast Guard News - Tue, 2011-11-01 20:13
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday took a personal tour of the newest Coast Guard national security cutter.
Nov 1 2011

Big East to invite Navy, Air Force to join

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-11-01 19:02
Big East school presidents on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend invitations to six institutions, including Navy and Air Force, for membership in the conference.

 
 

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