Top Daily Stories for August 2010

Aug 28 2010

China announces navy drill ahead of U.S. show of force

Reuters - Sat, 2010-08-28 22:35
The Chinese navy will hold a live-ammunition exercise this week in the Yellow Sea, where the United States and South Korea earlier announced their own plan for a military exercise that has riled Beijing, China's Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.
Aug 27 2010

Accused Somali pirate pleads guilty in U.S. court

Reuters - Fri, 2010-08-27 13:50
A piracy suspect from Somalia pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Virginia to criminal charges over an April attack on the USS Ashland off the coast of Africa, according to the court and the U.S. Justice Department.
Aug 26 2010

Yemen rejects increased U.S. role in al Qaeda fight

Reuters - Thu, 2010-08-26 06:47
Yemeni forces do not need foreign parties to take the lead in the crackdown on al Qaeda, an official said on Thursday, responding to reports that the U.S. may increase strikes on the militant group's Yemen wing.
Aug 23 2010

II MEF (Forward) Set to Deploy

At a recent ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) was officially activated to spearhead Marine Corps efforts in Afghanistan early next year.
Aug 19 2010

New EFV Prototype Tests at Pendleton

The newest variant of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle boasts 2,700 horsepower that propel it at speeds of up to 30 mph.
Aug 19 2010

Ears in the Sky: Military Tests Airborne Gunshot Detection

The Wall Street Journal - - Thu, 2010-08-19 16:53
The Department of Defense plans to test a helicopter-mounted system to pinpoint gunfire fire in places like Afghanistan.
Aug 17 2010

Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report

Reuters - Tue, 2010-08-17 01:09
The radar of a Japanese supertanker that was damaged by an explosion near the Strait of Hormuz last month showed a small ship making suspicious movements near it at the time of the incident, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.
Aug 12 2010

Gates: Marine Corps Troop Levels to Decrease

The Wall Street Journal - - Thu, 2010-08-12 15:21
The U.S. Marine Corps will begin to reduce its size as the number of troops in Afghanistan is cut, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says.
Aug 12 2010

NPS Restarts Undersea Warfare Academics

Navy News from - Thu, 2010-08-12 08:26
The Naval Postgraduate School has announced the re-establishment of the Undersea Warfare Academic Group. The group is tasked with ensuring that NPS submariners, aviators, and surface warfare officers receive the best possible undersea warfare education.
Aug 12 2010

China PLA warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region

Reuters - Thu, 2010-08-12 03:07
China's People Liberation Army demanded a tough response to U.S. plans to send an aircraft carrier to naval exercises near its coast, saying that "respect" was at stake.


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