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Congresswoman Giffords Benefits From Civilian/Military Health Care Cooperation That Navy Attempts to Dismantle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.

Why We Pay Attention to Piracy

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

There is no government in Somalia to speak of, and the pirates are self-governing anyway. It is dramatic, challenging, surprising and odd place for a test of America's strength in the post-Bush world.

Aircraft Carriers and Chinese Missiles: Time to Rethink U.S. Naval Doctrine

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

According to a new report, the Chinese military is exploiting the strict adherence of the United States to a naval doctrine based on the aircraft carrier.

WATCH: Navy Ship Sunk In Cayman Islands

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A decommissioned U.S. Navy ship was scuttled Wednesday in the clear Caribbean waters of the Cayman Islands, where officials s...

Private Security Contractors at Sea: The Reasons They Really May Be "All at Sea"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Isenberg

It will come as no surprise that, given the attacks by Somali pirates, recent years have seen a marked increase in the call for using private security contractors to protect commercial shipping

Jason Linkins

Navy Investigation Over Lewd Videos Expands To Offender's Superiors | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to the revelation that U.S. Navy Captain Owen Honors produced a series of lewd videos while serving as the executive officer on board the ...

The Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010 and my predictions for the future.

Is San Francisco Anti-military? The Right Has it Wrong

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Yet, not that many years ago in Stockton, California, Tammy was homeless, addicted to drugs for more years than she cares to admit.

The Evolution of Warfare and the US Navy's "Rail Gun"

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Taylor

I was reading, with great interest, the announcement that the U.S. Navy has demonstrated a new electromagnetic "rail gun" that can shoot projectiles at Mach 7 for a distance of 100 miles. It's yet another milestone on the ever-increasing abstraction of warfare.

DADT: A Man and His Private Parts

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

A few days ago, a good friend who'd served in the Navy told me that while he had nothing against gay people, he opposed letting them openly serve in the military "unless showering can be done in a more private way."

British Budget Collapse Foreshadows Cuts to Come in U.S. Defense Budget

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Just as massive deficits forced the conservative UK government to cut deep into its military programs, the United States will soon have to choose: Update its force structure or cling to obsolete Cold War posture?

Green News Report: September 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Look out 1998...

Sailor Discharged for Being Gay Fights "Don't Ask Don't Tell" on YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Since it was passed, around 13,000 troops have been discharged based on Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Jarod is a part of that statistic.

Navy Chief Accused of Hazing Likely to Retire at Full Pay

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Since it was announced last October, the terms of Michael Toussaint's retirement have come under scrutiny that is unprecedented for an enlisted sailor.

Maritime Diplomacy Necessary for Cyber Security

Fred Teng | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fred Teng

It is not a good policy to "internationalize" bi-lateral border disputes or "militarize" the vicinities of other nation's territorial waters.

US Unveils 'Star Wars' Lasers To Shoot Drones At UK Airshow (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a collaborative effort with the U.S. Navy, defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems has unveiled a high-power, solid-state laser weapon with the...

Navy Weighs Ship's Design, Along With Its Own Future

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This summer, the Navy expects to choose between two competing designs for the Littoral Combat Ship, a fast, shore-hugging warship that will take on 21...

The Next National Security

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Arthur

By Jack d'Annibale and Richard Arthur Last week, the USNS Mercy hospital ship completed its mission to Cambodia as part of the United States Navy's P...

America Must Immediately Reverse the Downsizing of its Navy as China Grows on the High Seas

Robert C. O’Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert C. O’Brien

The ability of the U.S. to project power around the globe and ensure peace through strength is largely dependent on the U.S. Navy and its core carrier battle groups being the superior force in the Pacific and worldwide.

McChrystal, Sympton not Cause; DoD Healthcare Debacle Continues

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

DoD Photo McChrystal is a symptom and not a cause of the problems within the Department of Defense (DoD). For far too long, the folks at the Pentagon ...

Second Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

It's easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by our wars, people who don't have the luxury of tuning it out. The families of our soldiers live with the harsh reality every single day. Blocked On Navy Computers, Then Restored

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media was blocked on US Navy computers for several hours Friday in what the Navy is calling a technical error. blasted an announcem...

Enough is Enough - Time for BP to Sit Down, Shut Up

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Enough is enough. We're now at day 52, and it is absolutely, positively clear that BP has been completely overrun and it's management is in full retr...

DoD Invokes LBJ - Wrong for Vietnam; Wrong for the Walter Reed Debacle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The U.S. Navy continues to stoke the fires of failure at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

In the Navy: Social Media for Better Customer Service

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Y'know that the armed forces is full of Millenials and a lot of people who know social media and want to use it seriously. Here's something which sur...