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Jan 15 2012

New Navy budgets may sink plans for carriers

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-01-15 21:13
On the surface, the Navy's cherished fleet of 11 active aircraft carriers seems safe from budget slashers. But sources say the Navy will be down to 10 or even nine carriers within the next five years.
Jan 15 2012

Veterans' new battle front: Job market

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-01-15 20:30
The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 13.1 percent, up from 11.1 percent a year ago. The December unemployment rate was 4.5 percentage points higher than the national rate.
Jan 15 2012

Report: Joint U.S.-Israel military exercise postponed

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-01-15 16:06
The United States and Israel have postponed a joint military exercise due to be held in the coming weeks until later in the year, an Israeli security source says.
Jan 15 2012

Dempsey to head to Israel as Iran tension grows

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-01-15 11:32
The top U.S. military commander is scheduled for talks in Israel this week, Israel says, at a time when the United States is concerned Israel might be preparing to attack Iran.
Jan 15 2012

Somali pirates release Indian ship, 21 crew

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-01-15 01:53
The all-Indian crew of a chemical oil tanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates in August last year has been released, along with the ship, Indian authorities said.
Jan 13 2012

Navy's SEAL program turns 50

San Diego Union - Fri, 2012-01-13 23:32
Created at Kennedy’s behest in 1962 to counter Communist guerrillas in Vietnam, the former World War II frogmen have transformed into one of the U.S. military’s elite forces.
Jan 13 2012

U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Given Budget Priority

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-01-13 18:48
The general state of the Navy's shipbuilding programs is good, two senior officials said, and construction programs apparently will not be slashed to meet an expected Pentagon-wide $263 billion cut in spending.
Jan 13 2012

India Casts Wider Net for Short-Range Missiles

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-01-13 18:28
The Indian army has entered the global market to buy short-range surface-to-air missile systems for $1.5 billion, a move that could further undercut a four-year effort to develop a system with MBDA of France.
Jan 13 2012

Marines name general to handle video probe

The Washington Times - Fri, 2012-01-13 15:05
The Marine Corps on Friday laid the groundwork for deciding what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken in the case of a video purporting to show Marine urinating on the dead.
Jan 13 2012

Iran denies shipping arms to Syria via Turkey - Fri, 2012-01-13 09:59
Iran's embassy in Turkey has issued a formal statement denying reports Tehran was shipping weapons through Turkey to Syria.


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