Top Daily Stories for January 2012

Jan 31 2012

Report: U.S. military says Taliban set to retake power

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2012-01-31 23:22
The U.S. military has said in a secret report that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, a British newspaper reports.
Jan 31 2012

Intel chief: Bin Laden death crippled al Qaeda

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-31 12:26
The al Qaeda terrorist network has not recovered—and perhaps never will—from the death of Osama bin Laden, the top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.
Jan 31 2012

Royal Navy to send HMS Dauntless to Falklands

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Tue, 2012-01-31 07:53
HMS Dauntless will set sail for Falklands in coming weeks armed with a battery of missiles that could "take out all of South America's fighter aircraft, let alone Argentina's," according to one source.
Jan 30 2012

Clingan tapped for fourth star, 6th Fleet job

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-01-30 17:31
Vice Adm. Bruce Clingan has been tapped to head the 6th Fleet, a position that rates a fourth star and command of Naval Forces Europe, Naval Forces Africa and Allied Joint Forces Command.
Jan 30 2012

Iran says it produced laser-guided shells

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-01-30 09:58
Iran’s state TV is reporting the country has produced laser-guided artillery shells capable of hitting moving targets with high accuracy.
Jan 30 2012

BRAC Threat Takes DOD Budget Fight to Next Level

Military.com - Headlines - Mon, 2012-01-30 08:26
If the Pentagon didn't already have Congress' attention for its appeal to prevent next year's round of automatic budget cuts, it does now.
Jan 30 2012

Australia's navy told to be more visible near resource projects

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-01-30 02:37
The military was urged to maintain a stronger presence in the country's north and northwest to guard the booming resource industry and be better placed to respond to challenges from Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Jan 27 2012

U.S., S. Korea to Hold Joint Military Exercises

The Chosun Ilbo - Fri, 2012-01-27 20:03
The United States and South Korea are to hold two military exercises on the Korean peninsula soon, the first since the recent change of leadership in North Korea.
Jan 27 2012

Adm. Willard: U.S. Has No Desire for New Pacific Bases

The Chosun Ilbo - Fri, 2012-01-27 19:59
The head of the U.S. Pacific Command says there is no desire to build new military bases in the region.
Jan 27 2012

Littoral combat ship program manager fired

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-01-27 17:01
The program manager for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program was fired Thursday after allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.

 
 

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