Top Daily Stories for September 2010

Sep 30 2010

MV Asphalt Venture Pirated in Somali Basin

Maritime News - Security - Thu, 2010-09-30 09:44
The Panama-flagged MV Asphalt Venture is confirmed to have been pirated in the Somali Basin, approximately 100 nautical miles Southeast of Dar es Salaam.
Sep 28 2010

U.S. mounting first test of cyber-blitz response plan

Reuters - Mon, 2010-09-27 23:43
The United States is launching its first test of a new plan for responding to an enemy cyber-blitz, including any attack aimed at vital services such as power, water and banks.
Sep 27 2010

North Korea military appears to back Kim succession

Reuters - Sun, 2010-09-26 23:53
North Korea's military has nominated the third son of ailing leader Kim Jong-il as a delegate to a rare meeting of the ruling party, a South Korean newspaper said, supporting reports he is his father's chosen successor.
Sep 25 2010

Moderate Islamist group walks out of Somali govt

Reuters - Sat, 2010-09-25 08:59
A moderate Islamist group that signed a power- sharing deal with Somalia's government in March to help quell a raging insurgency has withdrawn from the administration, days after the prime minister quit.
Sep 24 2010

Engine goes bad on new San Diego warship

San Diego Union - Fri, 2010-09-24 00:11
The new Littoral Combat Ship experiences another serious technical problem.
Sep 21 2010

Amos: Marines 'Ready to Respond’

General James F. Amos vowed to make winning in Afghanistan his top priority if he is confirmed as the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps.
Sep 14 2010

Pentagon cost-cutting drive faces uphill battle

Reuters - Tue, 2010-09-14 00:09
The Pentagon will unveil new rules Tuesday aimed at ending years of massive cost overruns on major weapons programs, but congressional efforts to protect home-district jobs may turn Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cost-cutting drive into his toughest battle yet.
Sep 8 2010

Retired General Lobs Bomb at Military Benefits

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2010-09-08 11:39
A retired Marine Corps general who chaired a panel that helped pave the way for a series of cost-cutting measures, said the military has become wedded to "GM-style fringe benefits" such as taxpayer-subsidized grocery chains and low out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
Sep 1 2010

N.Korea seeks stronger ties with China

Reuters - Wed, 2010-09-01 01:47
North Korea vowed Wednesday to strengthen military ties with China, days after the its leader, Kim Jong-il, finished a visit aimed at bolstering the bond with his isolated country's sole major supporter.


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