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Russian Jets Swoop Within 200 Yards Of U.S. Destroyer

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered “unsafe and unprofessional,...

The Threat from China's Lone Aircraft Carrier Has Been Overstated

Ivan Eland | Posted 12.27.2016 | Home
Ivan Eland

The world's media is touting the "coming out" party for China's lone aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. The carrier and its's entourage of escorting dest...

Building US Infrastructure one veteran at a time?

Liana Downey | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Liana Downey

As I moved past the Army recruiting center in Times Square, something struck me. I thought about the people who make a decision in that space. I thoug...

December 7: 75th Anniversary Of 'A Date Which Will Live In Infamy'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pear Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu, Hawaii, is promising to be a very special on...

Stop the Petty Jousting with China at Sea in East Asia

Ivan Eland | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home
Ivan Eland

The lack of an aggressive U.S. response to China's stealing of an American underwater drone has caused hand-wringing among the many U.S. allies in Eas...

News Roundup for November 30, 2016

Outspeak | Posted 11.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

We read the news so you don't have to.

Gay Iraq War Vet Asks Texas Congressman Who Honored Him To Stop Voting Against Him

Thom Senzee | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

(L-R: Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) & U.S. Navy veteran, Sean Sala (Photo: Big Mike Phillips) This year's induction ceremony at the Benjamin Dilling...

Weighing the Scales on War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A review of Maj. Gen. Bob Scales' new book Scales on War: The Future of America's Military at Risk By Sarah Lohschelder In Scales on War - The Fu...

U.S. Warship Challenges China's Claims In South China Sea

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home

A U.S. navy warship sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beiji...

Trump Threatens Act Of War As Response To Rude Hand Gestures

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday threatened to respond with an act of war if Iranian sailors made rude gestu...

Iran Vessels 'Intercept' U.S. Ship, Defense Official Says

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Four vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “harassed” a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carry...

In South China Sea, Beijing Acts Out Its Own Manifest Destiny

Daniel Williams | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Daniel Williams

Dry Tortugas, Florida -- I was visiting the Dry Tortugas, a collection of islands, sand bars and reefs 70 miles west of Key West, and, curiously, the ...

Sharing Arctic Assets - How Strategic Cooperation Can Answer US Icebreaking Needs

Tero Vauraste | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Tero Vauraste

The US is currently contemplating the acquisition of replacement heavy icebreakers. The global fleet of about 110 icebreakers is aging rapidly, and other Western nations with icebreaking needs such as Canada, Finland and Sweden have begun icebreaker renewal programs.

'Family' Group Leader Isn't Happy About Harvey Milk's Navy Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

The U.S. Navy’s plans to name a new oil tanker after Harvey Milk isn’t sitting too well with the Family Research Council (FRC). FRC President Ton...

The Navy Is Naming A Ship After LGBTQ Pioneer Harvey Milk

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Queer Voices

The legend of Harvey Milk lives on. The Navy is planning to name one of its new oil tankers after the pioneering gay rights activist who served his co...

26 Countries Gather In Hawaii For Massive War Game

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

As summer visitors flock to Hawaii for sun, sand and surf, the militaries of more than two dozen nations will be in and around the islands for five we...

JOCKO'S MODERN WORLD: The Last Ship's JOCKO SIMS Sizzles Up Summer!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

Courtesy of TNT The Last Ship returns for its third season on TNT on Sunday, June 12th, and if you haven't found a reason to watch the Michael Bay p...

Blue Angels Pilot Hailed As A Hero For His Actions In Tragic Jet Crash

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

A U.S. Marine who was killed when his Blue Angels jet crashed in Tennessee was remembered Friday as a hero and an accomplished pilot. Marine Capt. Jef...

Politics, Pinatubo and the Pentagon: The Closure of Subic Bay

ADST | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home

The closure of Naval Base Subic Bay, the U.S. Navy's massive ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility in the Philippines, was prompted by both political and geological unrest.

The Best Of Bataan

Rob Taub | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Rob Taub

The USS Bataan is an amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1997 and carries multiple helicopters, harrier jets, cannons, missile systems, nearly 200...

Fight Between Faith and Reason: Trump and the Consequences of Ignorance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Donald Trump claims he "is not a big believer in global warming" because the warnings are "a total hoax" and "bullshit" based on "pseudoscience." Thus dismissing the knowledge, experience and data of 2,000 scientists from 154 countries.

Annapolis, Maryland, Is the Jewel of the Chesapeake By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

For a city of only eight square miles--one of them water--Annapolis has a remarkable mix of the historic, the quaint, and the majestic. The first of ...

Navy Will Soon Be Able To Launch Surprise Drone Attacks From The Deep Sea

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology

It won’t be long before the Pentagon will be able to launch surprise attacks on America’s enemies from deep beneath the sea. Fox reports that DAR...

Donald Trump Isn't the Reason America Is Falling Apart

Brian Stone | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Brian Stone

The truth is, Donald Trump isn't the one creating the lack of unity. We, as citizens, are not united. We, as citizens, are creating the soil ripe for growing far-right and far-left political movements.

Rare Vintage Photos Show WWII-Era Hawaii Like Never Before

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel

WWII-era Hawaii was a place like no other. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the archipelago became a tropical paradise caught in the midst of wartime...