Top Daily Stories for October 2010

Oct 27 2010

Sen. Webb Wants Defense on Post-Election Agenda

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2010-10-27 16:50
National defense may be on the back burner during the campaign season, but Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) seems determined to put it back on the agenda after the midterm elections.
Oct 27 2010

Commandant sets Marines on course for future

San Diego Union - Wed, 2010-10-27 14:17
The new commandant of the Marine Corps lays out his vision and priorities.
Oct 24 2010

Rescue a Testament to Value of Drills

Navy News from - Sun, 2010-10-24 15:30
The sailor plucked from the Atlantic Ocean after five hours last week wasn't wearing a life jacket and didn't have any radio beacons indicating his location. He was rescued the old-fashioned way -- after being spotted by a lookout on a nearby warship.
Oct 21 2010

UAS to Replace Afghanistan Supply Trucks

Unmanned helicopters will deliver cargo to remote outposts in Afghanistan next year as part of a U.S. Navy trial that aims to reduce Marines’ exposure to roadside bombs during supply missions.
Oct 19 2010

NTSB erred about Coast Guard crew texting before fatal crash

San Diego Union - Tue, 2010-10-19 22:17
The problem: The agency based its conclusion on the wrong time zone, according to a corrected report that was quietly issued late last month.
Oct 17 2010

Afghanistan war: 'Time. It will take some time.'

San Diego Union - Sun, 2010-10-17 00:21
Camp Pendleton-based Marines said it could take years, even decades, to achieve long-term stability in the impoverished and insurgent-filled country.
Oct 16 2010

Japan rallies against China over disputed islands

Reuters - Sat, 2010-10-16 09:37
Thousands of protesters marched through Tokyo on Saturday to demonstrate against what they called China's invasion of disputed islands that both countries claim.
Oct 13 2010

Skelton to Gates: Don’t Make Me Angry

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2010-10-13 11:15
House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D., Mo.) sent a sharply worded letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, chastising him for failing to provide documents to justify the Pentagon's decision to shut the Virginia-based Joint Forces Command.

Oct 13 2010

Pirating of MV Izumi in the Somali Basin

Maritime News - Security - Wed, 2010-10-13 09:40
On the afternoon of 10 October, the owners of the Panama-flagged MV Izumi reported that they had received an automatically released distress signal indicating that the vessel was likely to be under pirate attack.
Oct 13 2010

Services Exceed 2010 Recruiting Goals

Navy News from - Wed, 2010-10-13 05:46
The Pentagon's top adviser on recruiting offered a positive assessment on Oct. 12 of the services' efforts to bring in new troops during fiscal 2010.


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