Top Daily Stories

Sep 22 2011

Chief says cuts will lessen SOC abilities to to meet demands

Washington Post - Thu, 2011-09-22 11:36
Adm. William McRaven warned Congress that deep budget cuts across the military services will hurt special operations and make it difficult to meet the pent-up demand for his units.
Sep 22 2011

Panetta, Mullen to testify on Iraq, budget cuts

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-22 07:01
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the soon-to-retire chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify today at a Senate hearing.
Sep 22 2011

China increases criticism of Taiwan arms deal

Reuters - Thu, 2011-09-22 03:43
China stepped up its condemnation of the United States on Thursday for selling arms to Taiwan, saying it could disrupt military exchanges, a warning that is likely to unsettle, but not derail, ties with Washington.
Sep 21 2011

General Dynamics To Buy Metro Machine Shipyard

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-21 18:01
General Dynamics has reached an agreement to acquire Metro Machine Corp., one of the U.S. Navy's more significant repair yards that supports the U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Norfolk, Va.
Sep 21 2011

China Launches Pakistani Patrol Craft

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-21 18:01
The first of a pair of new Azmat-class fast attack craft built by China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. for Pakistan's navy was launched at the Xhinggang shipyard in Tianjin,
Sep 21 2011

Justice Dept. sends Congress legislation on military members’ rights

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-09-21 15:42
The Justice Department is requesting stronger legal protections from Congress to help the government enforce the rights of members of the military.
Sep 21 2011

India, Sri Lanka Begin Sea Exercises

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-09-21 14:03
After restoring defense ties last year, India and Sri Lanka have begun joint naval exercises.
Sep 21 2011

U.S. says Pakistan's ISI waging "proxy war"

Reuters - Wed, 2011-09-21 02:23
The United States has accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of using the Haqqani Network to wage a "proxy war," hardening its criticism of Islamabad's ties with Taliban-allied factions.
Sep 20 2011

Big Cuts May 'Cripple' U.S. Industry Base: Panetta

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-20 22:01
Nearly $1 trillion in military spending cuts over the next decade would "cripple" the U.S. defense industrial base, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns.
Sep 20 2011

Military stronger without gay ban, Mullen says

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-20 22:01
The military is a stronger force since repealing the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday.


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