Daily Report: North Korea's Failed Rocket Launch, Camp Pendleton Honors 2/4 Fallen, Navy Names Five New Submarines
North Korea may follow up failed rocket launch with more provocative nuclear test, experts say - CBS/AP "After North Korea's rocket launch ended in failure, its next move could be even more provocative: a nuclear test."
Camp Pendleton honors five fallen Marines - Los Angeles Times "It's a solemn day for the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, as it remembers comrades killed on a recent deployment to Afghanistan."
Special Tactics Officer Receives Air Force Cross - Air Force Special Operations Command "A special tactics officer received the Air Force Cross today for his role in a 2010 battle in Afghanistan. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz presented the award to Capt. Barry F. Crawford Jr. in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. The Air Force Cross is the service's highest medal, and second only to the Medal of Honor."
Fort Campbell soldier gets 2nd highest military honor for saving soldiers during Afghan attack - "A Brazilian-born Army sergeant credited with saving two lives during an attack in Afghanistan while wounded has been presented with the nation’s second highest military honor, the Distinguished Service Cross."
Navy Names Five New Submarines - Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) "Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next five Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota. Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years."