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Dec 2 2011

White House Unveils 2013 Defense Budget Plan

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-12-02 13:37
The Obama administration is planning for a $523.42 billion base defense budget in 2013 with an additional $82.5 billion for contingencies, a combined one-year reduction of about $47 billion in the base budget.
Dec 2 2011

Fired Ponce CO allowed to retire as O-5

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-12-02 13:03
The fired commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock Ponce will be allowed to retire in grade despite a long list of substantiated claims of lapses in command.
Dec 2 2011

Camp Victory: Icon of U.S. military now in Iraqi hands

The Washington Times - Fri, 2011-12-02 08:36
On Friday, the base that at its height was home to 46,000 people was handed over to the Iraqi government as part of efforts to move all U.S. troops out of the country by the end of the year.
Dec 1 2011

U.K. navy apprehends 7 suspected pirates

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-12-01 13:51
Britain's navy arrested seven suspected pirates after a helicopter-led chase in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defense said Thursday.
Dec 1 2011

Russia Said to Deliver Missiles to Syria

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-01 13:38
Russia has delivered supersonic cruise missiles to Syria despite the violence shaking the Arab country and Israel's furious condemnation of the deal, a news report said on Dec. 1.
Dec 1 2011

India Tests Nuke Missile With New Navigation

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-01 12:18
India says its Dec. 1 test of an Agni-I ballistic missile was routine, but some sources say it also was a test of an advanced navigation system.
Dec 1 2011

Navy report finds preferential treatment on Ponce

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-12-01 01:00
The Navy commander fired in April from her position as skipper of the amphibious ship Ponce gave preferential treatment to female officers and repeatedly put her crew's safety at risk, according to an investigation.
Nov 30 2011

Panel: Nigerian terrorists pose threat to U.S.

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-11-30 20:40
The Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram poses an "emerging threat" to the United States and is set to join other al Qaeda affiliates in plotting attacks against the Unites States, a congressional panel says.
Nov 30 2011

For Army, Navy players it’s more than a game

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-30 19:05
Wednesday’s media day for 112th Army-Navy game was a reminder that this rivalry features players who will soon face dangers far greater than the triple option.
Nov 30 2011

USMC F-35B Training Likely To Begin in Aug. 2012

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-11-30 18:51
The Marine Corps could start training new students to fly its F-35B short take-off vertical landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in August 2012, a senior Defense official said.


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