Top Daily Stories

Aug 23 2011

New ships boost naval power in Philippines, Vietnam

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-23 09:01
The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships this week to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands—raising the prospect of a deepening arms race in the South China Sea.
Aug 23 2011

Pirate-Fighters, Inc.: Mercenaries Become Ships' Best Defense - Tue, 2011-08-23 05:30
Somali pirates have outrun the world's navies, and are still hijacking ships in the Gulf of Aden. So now shipping companies are turning to guns-for-hire for protection. The mercenaries may be better equipped to handle the job than the military.
Aug 22 2011

Rep. Forbes: Where Is DOD Report on China?

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-22 18:01
The Pentagon has yet to send an annual report to Congress on China's military power, much to the displeasure of a House Armed Services subcommittee chairman.
Aug 22 2011

Board to decide fate of CO fired over videos

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-22 18:01
The former executive officer behind the controversial “XO Movie Night” videos on board the carrier Enterprise from 2005 to 2007 should learn his military fate this week.
Aug 22 2011

Navy Convenes Phase I Enlisted Retention Board Top Stories - Mon, 2011-08-22 16:01
The the records of ERB-eligible E-4 and E-5 sailors from 31 overmanned rates will be reviewed to determine who will be recommended for retention.
Aug 22 2011

Feds Ask Supreme Court to Validate Stolen Valor Act - Mon, 2011-08-22 15:53
The Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to uphold a 2006 law making it a criminal offense to lie about being decorated for military service.
Aug 22 2011

Taiwan To Develop Long-Range Precision Missile

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-22 14:01
Taiwan plans to develop a long-distance precision-guided missile which would be able to strike military bases along China's southeastern coastline in the event of war, a legislator says.
Aug 22 2011

Vietnam Receives Second Russian-Made Frigate

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-22 14:01
Vietnam on Aug. 22 received the second of two Russian-made guided-missile frigates, local media reported, boosting its naval firepower amid maritime tensions with China.
Aug 21 2011

Russia's Test Launch of Bulava Missile Delayed

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-08-21 18:01
Russia's test launch of its new Bulava intercontinental missile was delayed due to a malfunction on the nuclear submarine supposed to fire it, an official said.
Aug 21 2011

USNS Comfort to suspend work off Haiti during storm

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-21 14:01
The Navy hospital ship will suspend operations off the coast of Haiti’s capital in advance of Tropical Storm Irene.


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