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

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2016 | World

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 | World
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 08.01.2016 | 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 07.29.2016 | 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 | World

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...

Navy Officer Charged With Spying, Possibly For China And Taiwan

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage...

The Navy's New $4.4 Billion Ship Is A Big, Shiny Waste Of Money

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

The Navy's largest and costliest destroyer was sent out to sea Monday for final trials before its delivery to the military. The future USS Zumwalt fea...

Answering Earthquake and Tsunami, U.S. to Japan Five Years Ago: 'Tell Us What You Need'

Scott Van Buskirk | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Scott Van Buskirk

Five years ago this month, a megathrust earthquake shook the northeast coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami that swallowed whole communities. The de...

Flattop Faceoff: China's Pride vs. America's Arrogance

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF THE NATIONAL INTEREST "Anonymous sources within the US Navy's senior command have revealed that the US is not concerned ...

The Story of the Military Child: Why society is getting it wrong and how it's hurting military kids

Janine Boldrin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Today, my daughter pulled out a journal made for military kids developed by an organization that serves them. It was labeled, "My Life: A Kids' Journa...

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

DUBAI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Iran released ten U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattl...

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....