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A Salute to SeaLab

Peter Neill | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Peter Neill

SeaLab, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, was the first of three experiments in aquatic living as part of the US Navy's Man-in-the-Sea initiative to understand how humans can best survive in exacting underwater conditions.

North Korea Threat Grows; Fewer US Navy Ships for Asia-Pacific

Robert J. Natter | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Robert J. Natter

North Korea's latest nuclear blast, whether an actual hydrogen bomb test or something short of that, reminds the world that, for all the jokes about him, the unpredictable dictator in Pyongyang is no joke.

What the Media Isn't Telling You About the Context of the Iranian-US Naval Dust-Up

Eoin Higgins | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Eoin Higgins

Absolutely no context has been given to Iran's actions. To listen to the media spin, you'd think that this all happened in a vacuum. You'd think that Iran was acting impulsively, for no reason. You'd think Iran was being overly hostile.

Iran Frees 10 Detained U.S. Sailors

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

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Pentagon: 2 U.S. Navy Boats Held By Iran But Will Be Returned

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.12.2016 | World

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The South China Sea Controversy: Solved

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

There's been a lot of controversy about the South China Sea recently with all the artificial islands that everyone and his brother are building there....

John Ford's Greatest Film at 70 (plus In Harm's Way at 50)

William Bradley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 70 years ago this holiday season that the film I think is legendary director John Ford's greatest -- greater even than The Grapes of Wrath or The Searchers -- was released to an American public just a few months removed from the largest war in world history.

Teen Bravely Battling Leukemia Named Honorary Navy SEAL

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

U.S. Navy SEALs are an elite group of warriors -- their training alone is considered "some of the most mentally challenging and physically d...

December 7th -- A Sailor's Day to Reflect

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

Every year on December 7th, I take some time to reflect on my service in the Navy. I think about the lifelong friends made heading into harm's way. I think about the countless hours spent on watch with nothing happening.

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Sure, we all know the date and the famous quote (Dec. 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy") and, of course, the implications and significance (...

The ISIS Wars 2014-2047: The Persian Bomb

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 12.05.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

While the plot line is purely fictional, the technology described, its capabilities, and the consequences of its deployment are all very real.

It's Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.

Post-Paris Politics: Countering and (Maybe) Defeating ISIS

William Bradley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

Spectacular Glowing Sight In The California Sky Causes Major Stir

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.08.2015 | Weird News

Missile launch over San Francisco from Justin Majeczky on Vimeo. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bright, colorful light that streaked across the Ca...

Leadership Lessons From a Badass Leader

Bill Treasurer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Havlik isn't some well-manicured leadership author. He's a rough-and-tumble guy who has actually led... often in do-or-die situations. He's got a bullet hole in his right forearm. Like I said, badass.

Wreckage Of Cargo Ship Lost During Hurricane Joaquin Believed To Be Found

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A search team using sophisticated sonar has found the wreckage of a vessel believed to be the cargo ship El Faro, whic...

Obama Gets It Right in the South China Sea

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama sent the Navy in harm's way this week and it turned out fine. Having gotten what it's going to get, at least for now, from China, the Obama administration at last challenged China's absurd claim of sovereignty over far distant artificial islands it's built in the South China Sea.

Obama's China Syndrome

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama's China syndrome is that he seeks both to engage China and to contain China. Both are appropriate and arguably quite necessary goals for American statecraft. But they presuppose a state of creative tension between the established superpower and would-be superpower.

A Breakthrough Agreement on Sonar Safeguards for Whales and Our Oceans

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Since 1994, the NRDC has prosecuted a series of federal lawsuits to persuade the Navy to adopt -- and its federal regulator the National Marine Fisheries Service to require -- common sense safeguards for the protection of whales and other marine life from unnecessary harm.

Why Hoopla Is Unlikely for the 50th of SEALAB II

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

Fifty years ago, some historic stuff was happening off the coast of Southern California during a sea-floor mission that was like a corollary to the moon landing, with its own brand of small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind.

Another Day, Another Shooting

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

It's time to be reasonable. It's time to respect each others' lives as much as we respect each others' rights. It's time to require training and screening for all firearms.

Trump Finally Performs A Public Service (And Poses A Hard Question for Republicans)

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

For most of my adult life, this semi-literate, mega-rich egomaniac out of New York called Donald Trump has pretended to be an important public figure,...

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

Frontline Civilians: It's Time We Honor All Who Serve

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Matt Zeller

Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.