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Aug 2 2011

Corrosion Issue Won't Sink LCS: Top DoD Buyer

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-02 20:01
The U.S. Navy takes corrosion issues affecting its new Littoral Combat Ships seriously, Congress is told, but does not believe the problems threaten the program.
Aug 2 2011

Carter nominated as next deputy SECDEF

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-02 16:01
Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter has been nominated by the president to become the next deputy defense secretary, replacing William Lynn, according to the White House.
Aug 2 2011

Senate Panel OKs Dempsey, Other Top Officers

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-02 15:01
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Aug. 2, as well as five other top military officer billets.
Aug 2 2011

Japan Warns of China's Growing Naval Muscle

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-02 15:01
Japan voiced concern Tuesday over China's growing assertiveness and widening naval reach and over what it called the "opaqueness" of Beijing's military budget.
Aug 2 2011

Adm. Mullen: Iraq must give U.S. troops immunity

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-02 09:01
America's top military officer says U.S. troops must be given immunity from prosecution as part of any deal to keep them in Iraq beyond the end of the year.
Aug 2 2011

U.S. Weapons Find Way to Somali Terrorists' Hands

Wired.com - Tue, 2011-08-02 08:41
Bad news in America's proxy war against al Qaeda-allied Somali insurgents: Half of the U.S.-supplied weaponry meant for cash-strapped African troops fighting al-Shabab is winding up in al-Shabab's hands.
Aug 1 2011

S. Korea's 1st AWACS Plane Delivered

The Chosun Ilbo - Mon, 2011-08-01 21:20
South Korea's first airborne early warning and control system aircraft, the so-called "flying command post," has arrived at an air base in South Gyeongsang Province from Boeing in Seattle.
Aug 1 2011

CG Stops Vessel Carrying $180M Worth of Cocaine

Coast Guard News - Mon, 2011-08-01 16:21
The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews helped stop a submarine-like craft filled with $180 million of cocaine in the western Caribbean.
Aug 1 2011

U.S., Vietnam Start Military Relationship

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-01 16:01
The United States and Vietnam on Aug. 1 opened their first formal military relationship since their war, another sign of growing cooperation amid high tensions between Hanoi and China.
Aug 1 2011

Adm. Mullen to speak at JFCOM shutdown

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2011-08-01 10:46
Right on schedule, a year after the Pentagon announced plans to close the U.S. Joint Forces Command, it will hold a disestablishment ceremony on Thursday.

 
 

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