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Sep 7 2011

Newport News Shipyard Humming, But Uncertainty Looms

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-07 12:01
The present is definitely sunny for the only shipyard in the world able to build nuclear carriers and submarines. But, like the rest of the U.S. defense industry, there may be a dark cloud on its horizon.
Sep 7 2011

China repeats opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-09-07 03:54
China repeated its opposition Wednesday to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, saying they put Sino-U.S. ties at risk, as the decision on a weapons deal for the island draws near.
Sep 6 2011

Naval Academy Expands on Cyber Security

Navy News from - Tue, 2011-09-06 21:23
The new academic year marks the beginning of the Naval Academy's new cyber security curriculum, in which midshipmen are required to take classes that will enhance their knowledge of cyber warfare and the threat it poses to national security.
Sep 6 2011

USS Iowa to become museum in California

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 20:01
The historic battleship Iowa will live out its next chapter at a new permanent home in Southern California.
Sep 6 2011

Panetta: Threat of a 9/11-type attack ‘very real’

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 18:01
After a decade of war with al Qaeda the potential for another devastating terrorist assault “remains very real,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday following a somber visit to ground zero in New York City.
Sep 6 2011

Doctor who aided in bin Laden hunt held in Pakistan

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 13:01
A doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been barred from leaving Pakistan, a commission investigating the killing of the al-Qaida leader said.
Sep 6 2011

William & Mary names Gates to honorary post

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 13:01
The College of William & Mary has named former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as its next chancellor.
Sep 6 2011

Sub CO, former skipper earn top Navy honor

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 11:01
The commanding officer of an attack submarine and the former CO of a Florida-based destroyer have been named the Navy’s top skippers for 2011.
Sep 6 2011

Somalia pirates free MV Panama for $7 million ransom

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2011-09-06 08:39
Somali pirates freed the Liberian-flagged container ship MV Panama, seized last December, after receiving a $7 million ransom Tuesday, pirates holding the ship said.
Sep 5 2011

After DADT, gays press for more from military

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-09-05 21:20
With the official end of the U.S. military's ban two weeks away, gay-rights activists are pressing the Pentagon for more than just the right to serve openly.


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