Top Daily Stories for February 2011

Feb 28 2011

MV Dover Pirated in North Arabian Sea

Maritime News - Security - Mon, 2011-02-28 11:52
At approximately 0600Z on 28 February, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV Dover was pirated approximately 260 nautical miles North East of Salalah in the North Arabian Sea.
Feb 28 2011

Last U.S. veteran of World War One dies at 110

Reuters - Mon, 2011-02-28 03:25
Frank Buckles, believed to be the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War One, has died at age 110, according to media reports Monday.
Feb 25 2011

Army: Gen. Caldwell’s Accuser Had No Psy-Ops Training

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Fri, 2011-02-25 18:47
The Army officer who accused a top general in Afghanistan of using "psychological operations" against visiting lawmakers in an article in Rolling Stone magazine was not trained in the military specialty, Defense Department officials said.
Feb 24 2011

Q & A with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

San Diego Union - Fri, 2011-02-25 00:22
The civilian in charge of Navy and Marine policy talks about preparation for ending the ban on gays in the military and about the character of a smaller Marine Corps.
Feb 24 2011

Navy to Disestablish 19 NJROTC Units

Navy News from Military.com - Thu, 2011-02-24 21:26
The Navy will disestablish 19 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) units, effective June 30.
Feb 22 2011

Marines Train Georgian Infantry

The Republic of Georgia’s 33rd Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) arrived at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany recently to begin a month long training evolution prior to their upcoming deployment in Afghanistan.
Feb 14 2011

Americans Remain Divided on Defense Spending

Gallup - Mon, 2011-02-14 23:00
Before Monday's White House announcement of $78 billion in defense cuts, Americans leaned toward saying the government is spending too much on national defense rather than too little.
Feb 14 2011

Gates Reaches Out to GOP Freshmen to Shut Down Fighter Engine

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Mon, 2011-02-14 19:06
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is appealing to new, fiscally minded conservatives in Congress to help him kill plans to build an alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.

Feb 12 2011

Navy celebrates centennial in grand style

San Diego Union - Sun, 2011-02-13 00:49
In a masterful bit of choreography, exactly 189 aircraft were brought together in cloudless skies above San Diego Bay Saturday to celebrate a century of naval aviation in the city where it was born.
Feb 11 2011

Manned and unmanned planes in the Navy's future

San Diego Union - Sat, 2011-02-12 00:27
The Navy celebrates its centennial of flying today. But looking ahead to the next 100 years, or even the next decade, Navy aviation may be a tailless airplane, flown by a nonpilot with enlisted stripes on his sleeve.

 
 

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