Top Daily Stories for January 2013

Jan 30 2013

Women in infantry ‘not a foregone conclusion’

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-01-30 20:15
No decision has been made on whether women will be allowed to join the Marine Corps’ infantry, reconnaissance and special operations units, the commandant said in a recent letter to general officers.
Jan 30 2013

Gen. Allen: Afghans will be ready for takeover

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-01-30 08:15
The commander of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan believes government security forces have improved faster than expected and will be ready to take the lead in the 11-year-old war against the Taliban.
Jan 29 2013

Some USMC combat jobs may stay closed to women

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-01-29 20:15
In his first interview since the Pentagon opened ground combat jobs to women, the commandant of the Marine Corps said some occupations may ultimately remain closed if only a small number qualify.
Jan 29 2013

Admiral: Cuts may mean no response to next crisis

San Diego Union - Tue, 2013-01-29 19:30
Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Winnefeld says looming budget cuts may affect military “readiness.”
Jan 29 2013

Minesweeper trapped on reef to be broken up

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-01-29 06:25
Caught between the jagged coral of an ocean reef and Filipino environmental and political concerns, the U.S. Navy will cut up the trapped ship and take it away piece by piece.
Jan 29 2013

Americans Most Satisfied With Military, Least With Economy

Gallup - Tue, 2013-01-29 04:00
Americans are generally dissatisfied with many aspects of life, including in particular the economy and poverty. But they remain highly satisfied with the military and security from terrorism.
Jan 28 2013

China concerned by Japan's move to boost military

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2013-01-28 04:11
China expressed concern on Monday after Japan unveiled plans to boost the number of its military personnel, as a bitter territorial dispute between the two countries drags on.
Jan 25 2013

Pentagon: Budget crisis could hurt war effort

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-01-25 20:15
The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the administration intends to shield the combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday.
Jan 25 2013

Attack sub commander fired

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-01-25 17:34
The Navy fired the commanding officer of a drydocked attack submarine on Friday “due to a loss of confidence in executing his duties as the submarine’s commanding officer.”
Jan 25 2013

Pentagon cutting jobs, maintenance due to budget fears: official

Top Headlines - Fri, 2013-01-25 13:31
The Pentagon has begun laying off many of its 46,000 temporary and contract employees and cutting maintenance on ships and aircraft ito slow spending, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.


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