Top Daily Stories for June 2011

Jun 30 2011

Work Begins on First Mobile Landing Platform

Navy News from Military.com - Thu, 2011-06-30 19:04
The Navy announced the start of construction of the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego.
Jun 23 2011

Americans Shift to More Negative View of Libya Military Action

Gallup - Thu, 2011-06-23 22:00
Americans are more likely to disapprove (46%) than approve (39%) of the U.S. military action in Libya. This marks a shift from a prior reading just after the NATO action began, when Americans approved by 47% to 37%.
Jun 22 2011

Americans Most Confident in Military, Least in Congress

Gallup - Wed, 2011-06-22 22:00
Gallup's annual update on confidence in institutions finds Americans expressing the most confidence in the military and the least in Congress.
Jun 20 2011

Americans See Army, Marines as Most Important

Gallup - Mon, 2011-06-20 22:00
Americans believe the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are most important to national defense, followed in order by the Air Force and Navy. Prior to the Iraq war, Americans said the Air Force was the most important service.
Jun 19 2011

Somalia imprisons Britons, American over pirate cash

Reuters - Sun, 2011-06-19 03:16
A Somali court has sentenced six foreigners—three Britons and an American among them—for illegally bringing millions of dollars into the country to pay ransoms for the release of vessels held by pirates.
Jun 12 2011

Somalia vows to defeat Qaeda after killing Mohammed

Reuters - Sun, 2011-06-12 10:03
Somalia's president said his security forces will defeat al Qaeda and affiliate militants in the country, after the killing last week of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operative.
Jun 10 2011

Transcript of Gates Speech on NATO

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Fri, 2011-06-10 11:12
The Department of Defense transcript of Secretary Robert Gates' speech on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization delivered Friday in Brussels.
Jun 4 2011

Success the only real option in Afghanistan: Gates

Reuters - Sat, 2011-06-04 10:44
Robert Gates arrived on his final trip to Afghanistan as Defense secretary Saturday, acknowledging Americans are tired of war but warning that success is imperative because failure would be the most costly result.

 
 

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