Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 30 2011

Iraq says it will buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.

Reuters - Sat, 2011-07-30 10:14
Iraq's prime minister said on Saturday his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the United States, doubling the number of aircraft it had initially planned to buy to strengthen its weak air defenses.
Jul 30 2011

Navy: Air readiness better than reports indicate

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-07-30 08:01
With campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan driving a high operational tempo, the Navy and Marine Corps have fallen short of meeting readiness goals for both deployed and stateside aircraft.
Jul 30 2011

Marines in Demand: Special Operations Grows

San Diego Union - Sat, 2011-07-30 00:03
The Marine Corps at large is downsizing, but the relatively new Special Operations Command and its Camp Pendleton battalion are poised for growth.
Jul 29 2011

Admiral Mullen aims to reassure Afghans after attacks

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-07-29 15:02
The top U.S. military officer made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Friday, aiming to reassure a country rattled by a wave of high-profile attacks and assassinations.
Jul 29 2011

GAO: Deepwater program costs still unclear

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-07-29 15:01
How much will the Coast Guard’s beleaguered Deepwater acquisition program cost, and what’s the timeline? The service has pinned down neither a true cost nor schedule, according to a new report.
Jul 29 2011

Vets with PTSD, government reach settlement

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-07-29 08:01
More than 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder would be given lifetime disability retirement benefits under a settlement.
Jul 28 2011

Disclosure law leaves fewer mentors at Pentagon

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-07-28 22:01
The number of retired generals hired by the Pentagon to advise the military has declined dramatically now that they must divulge outside income to avoid a conflict of interest and had their pay capped.
Jul 28 2011

Surge blunting Taliban attacks, data indicate

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-07-28 22:01
For the first time in five years insurgent-initiated attacks in Afghanistan have not increased with the start of a new fighting season, suggesting that a U.S. surge has blunted Taliban momentum,
Jul 28 2011

Pakistanis Still Rate Military Tops Among National Institutions

Gallup - Thu, 2011-07-28 19:00
Gallup surveys show the reputation of Pakistan's military suffered some after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but its armed forces still receive more support than any other institution.
Jul 28 2011

Libyan rebels say their military chief shot dead

Reuters - Thu, 2011-07-28 15:52
The head of the Libyan rebels' military campaign against Moammar Gadhafi was shot dead by assailants on Thursday, the top rebel leader said.

 
 

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