Top Daily Stories for January 2014

Jan 31 2014

Carrier Forrestal headed for scrap heap

San Diego Union - Fri, 2014-01-31 12:01
The decommisioned carrier Forrestal, the first of the "supercarriers" and a technological marvel when launched in the 1950s, will be towed to Texas starting 4 February. There she will be dismantled.
Jan 30 2014

Panel: Commanders should retain authority in sex assault cases

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:32
Commanders should retain their authority to prosecute military sexual assault cases, a key subcommittee of a congressionally mandated Pentagon panel has concluded.
Jan 29 2014

Former commandant: Fall of Fallujah makes U.S., Iraqi policy look 'weak'

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:40
Fallujah's fall "causes Iraqi and U.S. policies to look a little weak and confused in the wake of how hard we fought to get those cities back," retired Gen. James Conway says.
Jan 29 2014

Japan navy admits 'losing' $5 million submarine

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Wed, 2014-01-29 04:21
Japan has admitted that its navy lost a $5 million unmanned submarine during a survey last year, with a nine-day search of the ocean floor yielding nothing.
Jan 28 2014

Report: Software issues may delay F-35 for Marine Corps

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2014-01-28 22:48
The DOD released its annual report on the status of the F-35, including a warning that software development has lagged so far behind it may cause the Marines to miss their initial operating capability date in 2015.
Jan 28 2014

Top admiral outlines future of at-sea information-sharing

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-01-28 14:34
Nearly 200 warships will have brand-new computer networks in the next eight years, meaning more bandwidth for missions, more security—and, possibly, more online access for sailors via Wi-Fi hotspots.
Jan 27 2014

Marine Corps to retry sergeant in Iraq war case

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:55
The Marine Corps announced that it will retry a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case has been overturned twice by military courts in recent years.
Jan 27 2014

Marine Corps struggles with challenge of making women do pullups

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:09
Marine officials are uncertain whether women will be required to do pullups under new service-wide fitness standards, but a message from the commandant encourages personnel to continue building upper body strength.
Jan 27 2014

Admiral apparent choice to take reins of NSA

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:47
Vice Admiral Mike Rogers is the apparent choice to be the next chief of the troubled National Security Agency, under enormous pressure to change its ways.
Jan 27 2014

Experts wary over news of China's 2nd carrier

Navy Times - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:33
Experts on China's Navy are sounding cautionary tones after news surfaced last week that China is reportedly constructing a second aircraft carrier.


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