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Sep 20 2011

Taiwan Suggests F-35 As Future Alternative

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-20 13:01
In response to the U.S. decision to decline Taiwan's request for new F-16C/D fighters, Taiwan's deputy minister of defense for policy said the air force would consider the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in future
Sep 20 2011

Somali pirates appealing U.S. conviction

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-09-20 06:24
The five Somali men who attacked a U.S. warship off the coast of Africa are appealing their piracy convictions on the basis of their failure to succeed.
Sep 20 2011

Moments after DADT ends, Navy officer and partner wed

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-09-20 05:47
Just as the formal repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy took effect, Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner of 11 years were married.
Sep 19 2011

S.Korean Navy Often Fails to Spot N.Korean Subs

The Chosun Ilbo - Mon, 2011-09-19 23:01
South Korean patrol boats and corvettes are able to detect a mere 30 percent of submarines at a time when North Korea is increasing the frequency of submarine infiltration drills.
Sep 19 2011

Arms deal with Taiwan may fray China ties

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 20:42
The Pentagon is bracing for some cutbacks in military and other cooperation efforts with China as a result of a new arms package for Taiwan, expected to be announced formally this week.
Sep 19 2011

Air Force secretary offers firm backing to JSF

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 19:01
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley on Monday reiterated his fervent support for the F-35 fighter program, but declined to discuss what programs or capabilities he might be willing to sacrifice as budgets come down.
Sep 19 2011

Obama plan calls for new Tricare fee hikes

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 15:01
President Obama’s $4.4 trillion deficit-reduction plan proposes additional increases in Tricare pharmacy co-pays and the charge of an enrollment fee for those using Tricare for Life health benefits.
Sep 19 2011

White House plan calls for cuts in benefits

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 13:01
President Obama is proposing to cut $42.5 billion from military service members' and federal civilian employees’ retirement programs as part of a $3 trillion deficit reduction program.
Sep 19 2011

CG chief talks uniforms, manning, the Arctic

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 09:02
Q&A with Commandant Admiral Bob Papp.
Sep 19 2011

Navy's Newest Ship: Pick-Up Truck of the Sea - Mon, 2011-09-19 07:12
There's not much inside the Navy's newest ship. The 338 foot-long catamaran is basically a thin aluminum shell wrapped around four diesel engines. Essentially it's a "large and fast maritime truck."


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