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INDIA-PAKISTAN: The Heart Of The Terrorverse

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ARTILLERY: Archer Gets Dragged Into Court

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COUNTER-TERRORISM: Islamic Moderates Are Not The Solution

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Military.com Reviews the Top Military Stories of 2013 — Press Release

December 31, 2013 by · Comment
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Sequestration, the Navy Yard shooting, and the first women to graduate the Marine infantry course make the list

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Military.com released their picks for the top Military stories of 2013 this week.

The collection features 20 stories that put the military and defense industry in the spotlight and includes bitter fights over new service medals, benefits for same sex partners and a high profile Army official being cleared of wrongdoing in a sex scandal.

“This was a significant year for defense stories that weren’t just for military audiences. Many of these stories grabbed the attention of civilian and military alike and some, like the Navy Yard shooting, were stories that led the news for days on end,” said Ward Carroll, Editor of Military.com

The full list includes the top 20 stories of 2013, but a peek at the top ten stories are below:

  1. Hagel Takes Helm at Pentagon after Bitter Fight
    In February, Chuck Hagel was sworn in as defense secretary – President Barack Obama’s third in just over four years – and said that one of his highest priorities will be ensuring fair treatment of troops, veterans and their families. Republicans had opposed their onetime colleague, casting him as unqualified for the job, hostile toward Israel and soft on Iran.
  2.  IG Clears Allen of Wrongdoing in Email Case
    Marine Gen. John Allen, the coalition commander in Afghanistan, was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into his email correspondence with a Florida socialite connected to the sex scandal involving former CIA Chief David Petraeus. The IG found no professional misconduct by Allen in the voluminous email traffic he kept up over several years with Jill Kelley, a Tampa socialite.
  3.  Case Dismissed Against IG Convicted of Sex Assault
    The conviction and sentence of the 31st Air Wing former inspector general convicted in November of sexual assault was set aside by the Third Air Force commander in February, releasing the fighter pilot from jail and reinstating him into the Air Force. A military jury had sentenced Lt. Col. James Wilkerson to a year in jail, forfeiture of all pay, and dismissal from the service.
  4.  Obama Signs New Stolen Valor Act
    President Obama signed into law the latest version of the Stolen Valor Act in June, which makes it a federal crime for people to pass themselves off as war heroes by wearing medals they didn’t rightfully earn. The legislation passed both houses of Congress with overwhelming majorities.
  5. Rape Scandal at the Naval Academy
    A rape scandal involving a female midshipman and several members of the Navy football team led to issues of unlawful command influence in the military justice system – including that of commander-in-chief President Obama, who said he expected “consequences” for alleged inappropriate actions.
  6. Drone Service Medal Shot Down
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel repealed a medal created just two months earlier to recognize the achievements of drone pilots and cyber specialists, ordering that a separate “distinguishing device” be used instead. Veterans groups complained that the medal would unfairly be ranked above the Bronze Star with Combat “V” and the Purple Heart.
  7. DoD Offers Benefits to Same-Sex Partners
    The Department of Defense elected to extend the same benefits to same-sex married couples as it does to heterosexual married couples, from factoring in the spouse for housing allowance to burial at Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon announced in June.
  8. Bradley Manning Gets 35 Years in WikiLeaks Case
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was found guilty of passing classified intelligence to the website WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. The 25-year-old soldier was sentenced in August at Fort Meade, Md. Manning admitted to leaking thousands of battlefield reports and diplomatic cables while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.
  9. Navy Yard Shooting
    A Navy contractor named Aaron Alexis was identified as the lone gunman in a shooting spree that took the lives of 12 employees at the Navy Yard in Washington DC in September. Although no motive was established for the horrific crime, the investigation revealed that Alexis, shot dead by police on site, had undergone mental health treatment in the months before the shooting.
  10. Syria Weapons Deal Averts US Military Action
    A diplomatic breakthrough on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action and might have swung momentum toward ending a horrific civil war.  Marathon negotiations between U.S. and Russian diplomats at a Geneva hotel produced a sweeping agreement that will require one of the most ambitious arms-control efforts in history.

About Military.com

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Contracts for December 31, 2013

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US-Canadian JV Wins Philippine Huey Helicoopters Tender

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Quality Products Announces Results For the Three and Twelve Months Ended September 30, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quality Products, Inc. (Pink Sheets: QPDC), a manufacturer and distributor of aircraft ground support equipment (“Columbus Jack & Regent Manufacturing”) and hydraulic machine tools (“Multipress” & “PPT”), today reported fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and twelve months operating results. QUARTERLY RESULTS Net income was $1,606,632 compared to $1,310,210 earned last year, an increase of $296,422 or 22.6%. Revenues were $7,719,071 compared to $5,721,223 last ye




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Russian Attacks Raise Olympic Security Concerns

State Department pledges solidarity with Russia against terrorism.

BOOK REVIEW: The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War

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FAA Clears Six Sites in the USA for UAS Testing

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SUDAN: Tribal Rivalries Trigger Civil War In The South

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PEACE TIME: Happy Holidays And Friendly Fire

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MURPHY’S LAW: The Perfect Holiday Gift In Russia

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LEADERSHIP: The China-Japanese Hate Fest Escalates

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South Korea to Field Hybrid Version of the BiHO VSHORAD Vehicle in 2015

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CPI Aero Awarded $5 Million Order for E-2D Seats from Northrop Grumman Corporation

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EDGEWOOD, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT:CVU) today announced that it received a purchase order from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to manufacture seats for full rate production, Lots 1 and 2, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. This purchase order, valued at approximately $5 million, is a follow-on to one received in 2011. There are a total of five seats in three different designs in an E-2D aircraft; pilot, co-pilot and three crew members. About N




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Indian Government Approves Procurement of 15 New Heron UAVs

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NIGERIA: Raiders Of The Lost Cash

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WARPLANES: The Mysterious Copy Hawk Lands In China

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