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Oct 29 2011

Navy commander sentenced to 3 years in prison

Washington Post - Fri, 2011-10-28 23:32
A Navy ship commander pleaded guilty Friday to sexual assault and rape, and a military judge ordered his dismissal and sentenced him to more than three years in prison.
Oct 28 2011

Rep. McKeon won't support cuts to carrier force

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2011-10-28 20:05
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday he won't support reducing the number of aircraft carriers as the Pentagon considers where to trim hundreds of billions from its budget.
Oct 28 2011

MCM crew’s CO is 21st to be fired this year

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-10-28 16:31
The commanding officer of mine countermeasures crew Fearless was fired Thursday for “demonstrated poor personnel management,” according to a statement from Naval Surface Force Pacific.
Oct 28 2011

Pakistan havens challenge U.S. Afghan effort

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-10-28 15:58
Even as the United States begins to withdraw from Afghanistan, insurgents abetted by Pakistan pose the major threat to U.S.-led forces, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Oct 28 2011

Defense Whiz to Pentagon: Your Predictions Destined to Fail - Fri, 2011-10-28 13:54
The U.S. military has a perfectly awful track record of predicting future events. And there's a good reason why, says the chairman of an influential think tank: it's impossible.
Oct 28 2011

U.S. troops to be moved from Kandahar

Washington Post - War Zones - Fri, 2011-10-28 12:08
The U.S. military is planning to start withdrawing troops from this volatile southern city, shifting them instead to neighboring rural areas even as the Taliban shows it is capable of penetrating the city to attack.
Oct 28 2011

NATO Declares Oct. 31 End to Libya Mission

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-10-28 11:24
Despite calls from the country's new rulers for air patrols to continue until the end of the year, NATO has decided to end its seven-month mission in Libya on Oct. 31.
Oct 28 2011

Australia calls for tougher anti-piracy action in Indian Ocean

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-10-28 04:13
Australia called on Friday for tougher action against piracy in the Indian Ocean and announced it would host an international conference next year to help tackle the growing problem.
Oct 27 2011

Keel Laid for Future USS Milwaukee

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-10-27 20:15
Workers at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis., authenticated the keel for LCS 5, the future USS Milwaukee, during a ceremony Oct. 27, recognizing the beginning of the ship's construction.
Oct 27 2011

Gen. Dunford: Cuts risk Marines' war-fighting missions

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-10-27 19:51
The assistant commandant says cutting the Corps to 150,000 Marines, as some analysts project, would mean it could not fulfill its mission during war, or respond adequately to crises and humanitarian disasters.


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