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Sep 16 2011

Officer Years Commissioned Service Requirement Reduced Top Stories - Fri, 2011-09-16 14:01
The minimum years of commissioned service (YCS) required for selected officers for retirement purposes has been temporarily reduced from 10 to eight years, officials said Sept. 15.
Sep 16 2011

Senate panel OKs defense spending freeze

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-16 06:01
The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted unanimously for a defense spending bill that provides $513 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget, freezing spending at 2011 levels.
Sep 16 2011

Panetta: DoD cuts could boost jobless rate

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-16 06:01
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Congress that if lawmakers fail to agree on debt-ceiling talks and trigger $1 trillion in Pentagon budget cuts, they could add 1 percentage point to the nation’s jobless rate.
Sep 15 2011

U.S. Navy Awards DDG 1000 Contracts

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-09-15 21:01
Contracts to begin primary construction of the second and third DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy were awarded Sept. 15, the service announced.
Sep 15 2011

Obama rules out new F-16s for Taiwan

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-09-15 17:27
President Obama has decided to OK a new arms package to Taiwan that likely will contain upgrades for the island's F-16s, but will not include any new versions of the fighter jet.
Sep 15 2011

U.S.-Australia Treaty Will Cover Cyberwarfare

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-09-15 11:01
America and Australia plan to add cyber warfare to their countries' joint defense treaty to reflect the "battlefield of the future," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
Sep 15 2011

China Says Japan to Build New Helicopter Carrier

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2011-09-14 23:57
Japan plans to build a 19,500-ton aircraft carrier capable of embarking helicopters after China launched its first aircraft carrier, Chinese media report.
Sep 14 2011

Former Marine to receive Medal of Honor today

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2011-09-14 22:27
President Barack Obama will bestow the award today at a White House ceremony for former Marine Dakota Meyer.
Sep 14 2011

Report: Army captain recommended for MoH

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 22:01
Army Captain Will Swenson has been recommended by Marine General John Allen—top U.S. commander in Afghanistan—for the Medal of Honor.
Sep 14 2011

Mullen reflects on wars, success of bin Laden mission

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-09-14 22:01
When Adm. Mike Mullen took the military’s top job in 2007, the war in Iraq raged, Afghanistan was a relative backwater and Osama bin Laden was releasing videotapes taunting America.


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