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U.S. Sends F/A-18 Warplanes To Phillipines For Military Drills

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home

MANILA, April 4 (Reuters) - Washington is this week deploying a dozen F/A-18 fighters to the Philippines, the first time it has sent so many of the ...

A Death in the Family

David Laufman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
David Laufman

We must instill within our society a deeper, sustainable recognition of the true costs of war and the price of service -- and to promote a genuine feeling and broader community of shared sacrifice.

China To Attend U.S. Naval Drills

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | Home

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - China's People's Liberation Army has accepted an invitation to participate for the fi...

For the Love of... Hate Mail!

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

When I was in boot camp they said you weren't a real Sailor until your shoulders were covered in sea salt. I was so excited when, one day, out at sea, I realized my shoulders had a nice dusting of white, fluffy salt granules.

Top U.S. Admiral: Climate Change Biggest Threat

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

Despite renewed threats from nuclear North Korea, missile stockpiling in China and a standoff between China and Japan over a small string of islands, ...

I Eat for America

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The Nathan's contest is the Tour de France, the Masters, and the Super Bowl rolled into a hot dog bun. I've been fortunate to be at the final table for a decade. Where can eating too many hot dogs get you?

Killing With Sound: What Happens When the Whales Stop Singing?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For whales, such as the great blue, who can communicate over thousands of miles, such sonic stress affects reproduction and communication so much that some whales simply stop vocalizing. What happens to our oceans when the whales stop singing?

The Anti-Hagel Gambits: Clever, But Not Really That Clever

William Bradley | Posted 04.17.2013 | Home
William Bradley

So what does all this latest angry maneuvering around former Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense amount to? Not that much, actually.

'Baby Vet,' 12-Year-Old WWII Servicemen, Made Tourniquets To Save Crew Members

Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact

When his battleship was under attack by Japanese destroyers during World War II, Calvin Graham did everything he could to rescue his fellow crew membe...

U.S. Navy's Trippy Anti-Bath Salts PSA

Keith Thomson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Impact
Keith Thomson

As you'll see through the eyes of a serviceman using bath salts, your friends may appear to transform to demons and zombies, you stand to wind up in emergency surgery -- and, possibly, Davy Jones' Locker.

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Military: It Is Not Their Numbers, It Is Their Strength

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The contention by the GOP presidential candidate that the present U.S. Navy's somewhat smaller active ship inventory than in 1917 has a direct and ne...

U.S. Sailor Found Dead In Japan

Posted 10.29.2012 | Home

Police in Japan said Monday that a U.S. sailor was found dead at a train station in Nagasaki Prefecture over the weekend. The sailor, identified a...

Of Horses, Bayonets and Aircraft Carriers

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Today's military and political leaders face real challenges in determining the right mix of assets to deal with current and future threats, but Romney's glib suggestion that today's military posture is in any way similar to that of its predecessors in 1917 or 1947 is preposterous.

Romney Navy Guru's Past Complicates Candidate's Calls For More Ships

Wired | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has vowed to boost the size of the Navy by roughly 15 percent as part of a broader defense buildup. "Our...

Horses and Bayonets

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

It is no longer superpower states such as Germany or Russia or China that threaten the peace, but weak states, rogue states and failed states. The asymmetry between traditional military macro-power and the micro-tactics of terrorists, hackers and religion-driven martyrs has become our greatest military challenge.

Harry S. Truman Still Gives 'Em Hell at Sea

Eric Gertler | Posted 12.22.2012 | Home
Eric Gertler

As our C-2A Greyhound transport plane landed on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier last week, our group had no idea what to expect for the next 24 hours we were spending aboard the nuclear-powered Nimitz carrier.

Obama Faces Big Challenges Despite Debate Winner Romney's Latest Geopolitical Whiff

William Bradley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

On Iran, Romney's tough talk of war has disappeared with his old business colleague and friend Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's seeming to back away from strikes, at least this year, in his UN speech last month in New York. So what does he want to do differently from the "disastrous" Obama?

Teen Who Dreamed Of Joining U.S. Navy Shot And Killed On Street

Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

KINGSBRIDGE — A teenager who dreamed of joining the U.S. Navy was shot and killed on Heath Avenue Monday night after trying to break up a fight betw...

What It's Like to Fly With the Blue Angels

Ward Carroll | Posted 11.23.2012 | Sports
Ward Carroll

Fighting off the G forces is a lot of work, quite frankly, especially when you don't have the controls in your cockpit. Two Face does his best to give me a heads up with calls like "Let's get some... here we go!"

Pilot And Jet Share Survival Story

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

Ex-Navy pilot Bob Besal survived a mid-air jet collision in 1974 and later became a decorated war hero. Last week, the 62-year-old discovered (h/t CNN...

Yoga: How We Serve Wounded Warriors

Rob Schware | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"At the time there weren't many of us offering yoga service in the military medicinal field, and I was very happy to do so. As well, I couldn't think of anything more opposite to the military than yoga, and I was interested to see how the relationship would develop."

Off Course: Did Navy Underplay Steering Problem Before Awarding Ship Contract?

Ben Freeman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

In late 2010, the future of one of the U.S. Navy's prized new weapons systems hung in the balance.

Anti-Obama Navy SEAL Leader: I’m A Birther

thecable.foreignpolicy.com | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is a socialist, was raised by communists, and wasn't born in the United States, according to the former Navy SEAL who founded t...

'The Hunt for Amelia Earhart': New Book With Firsthand Accounts

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.13.2012 | Home
Kate Kelly

Now, finally, we can read firsthand accounts of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard sailors who were there to immediately launch a hunt for the plane when it became very clear that something had gone wrong.

Move the Bombing Range

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Jamison Doran

The U.S. and Canadian Navies frequently detonate underwater bombs and use sonar on test missions in the area, both of which are potentially lethal to marine life and especially orcas.