Top Daily Stories for March 2012

Mar 31 2012

Judge’s ruling: $315M to Cole attack victims

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-03-31 08:59
A federal judge on Friday awarded more than $300 million to victims of the 2000 attack on the destroyer Cole, which was bombed while it was docked in a Yemeni harbor.
Mar 30 2012

DOD: Documents support Dover Mortuary findings

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-30 16:33
Defense Department officials have released documents related to the Dover Port Mortuary that they say support an earlier finding of “gross mismanagement” and a “lack of clear command and authority.”
Mar 30 2012

Reports: North Korea test fires short-range missiles

MSNBC - Fri, 2012-03-30 06:16
North Korea's firing of two short-range missiles is believed to be part of a test to upgrade capabilities, said news reports quoting South Korean military officials.
Mar 29 2012

China Nervous About U.S.-Led Missile Defense System

The Chosun Ilbo - Thu, 2012-03-29 22:36
China is growing nervous after U.S. calls for an Asia-wide missile-defense system against the threat of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Mar 29 2012

DOD adds $17B to total cost estimate for F-35

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-03-29 19:54
The Defense Department projects a nearly $17 billion increase in the total cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program from prior estimates, according to a new report.
Mar 29 2012

Panetta to visit Peleliu, 15th MEU at sea

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-03-29 05:22
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will visit Marines and sailors aboard amphibious assault ship Peleliu in a visit tomorrow to re-emphasize the military’s commitment to its amphibious forces.
Mar 28 2012

30-year plan has U.S. Fleet size at about 300 ships

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-28 18:15
The Navy’s new 30-year shipbuilding plan for 2013 shows few unexpected changes, projecting a slightly smaller average fleet size and slightly reduced shipbuilding rate.
Mar 28 2012

Lawmakers warn of fight over Tricare increases

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-28 16:47
Members of a key Senate panel warned Pentagon officials of a looming, lengthy debate on the Defense Department’s proposal to raise Tricare fees for military retirees.
Mar 28 2012

India's army chief: State of our military 'alarming'

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Wed, 2012-03-28 03:33
India's tank fleet lacks ammunition, its air defenses are "97 per cent obsolete" and its elite forces lack essential arms, the country's army chief wrote in an explosive letter leaked today.
Mar 28 2012

Russian Navy to Send Task Force to Gulf of Aden

Maritime News - Security - Tue, 2012-03-27 23:35
A task force from Russia’s Northern Fleet, led by the Udaloy-class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, is deploying on an anti-piracy mission off the Somali coast.


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