Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 31 2011

Pentagon ponders budget cuts in face of 'perfect storm'

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-08-31 16:58
The Pentagon is considering a range of options to meet a bipartisan call to greatly reduce defense spending in what is a "perfect storm" rocking the military's once-sturdy budget plans.
Aug 31 2011

China says aircraft carrier 'attained objectives'

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-31 12:01
China's first aircraft carrier "attained the anticipated objectives" during its maiden sea trial earlier this month, the country's defense ministry said.
Aug 30 2011

Gen. Amos: Larger Drawdown Possible for Marine Corps

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-30 20:01
The national budget crisis could force the U.S. Marine Corps to start cutting the force as soon as next fall, and below the 186,800-troop end strength some have pushed to maintain after the war in Afghanistan.
Aug 30 2011

Navy Times survey: New rules for new cammies

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-30 16:01
The Navy on Tuesday released comprehensive new rules for the new desert and woodland versions of the digital Navy working uniform.
Aug 30 2011

Lawmaker seeks to protect straight troops’ rights

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-30 16:01
A California congressman opposed to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is drafting legislation to protect the rights of straight service members who object to gays' presence.
Aug 30 2011

Turkey, Germany Jointly Seek Sub Sale to Indonesia

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-30 14:01
A team of Turkey and Germany is seeking to sell two HDW 209-type diesel submarines to Indonesia, worth about $1 billion, in a competition against South Korea, a Turkish official said
Aug 30 2011

Iran Sends Sub, Warship on Red Sea Patrol

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-08-30 14:01
Iran has dispatched a submarine and a warship to the Red Sea on a patrol mission, navy commander Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in a report by state media on Aug. 30.
Aug 30 2011

Navy, USDA, DOE Seek Input from Industry to Advance Biofuels for Military and Commercial Transportation Top Stories - Tue, 2011-08-30 12:01
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Aug. 30 the next step in the creation of a public-private partnership to develop drop-in advanced biofuels.
Aug 30 2011

CG reopens Va. waters; ships begin return

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-30 12:01
The Coast Guard has reopened Virginia waters to military, commercial and recreational vessels.
Aug 30 2011

Facing vet groups’ criticism, VA ends leases

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-30 10:01
The VA is booting three businesses from its sprawling campus a few miles from the ocean as it tries to counter accusations that it puts commercial interests ahead of housing homeless veterans


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