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Blacks Outpace Other Female Recruits In U.S. Military

The New York Times | JAMES DAO | Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Black women are enlisting in the military at far higher rates than are white or Hispanic women, and they now represent nearly a third of all the women...

Makeover of New Orleans Naval Complex Slated for 2013

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

After a string of natural and man-made catastrophes, New Orleans has become a spot to share expertise on flooding, wind, spilled oil and any other grief that comes down the pike.

Navy Training Mine Washes Ashore On Miami Beach

Posted 02.04.2012 | Miami

Of all the strange sights on Miami Beach, a U.S. Navy training mine takes the cake -- or at least bests old men in thongs and teetering ladies wearing...

The Road to War in Asia

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Clever diplomacy, not more Marines, is the answer. The over-extended American Raj has got to face strategic reality or it risks going the way of the Soviet Empire.

WATCH: Time Lapse Video Of Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Transforming For Basketball Game

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels will play a college basketball game aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft ...

PHOTOS: Stories Of Bravery From Medal Of Honor Recipients

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

A new edition has just been published of the book "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty" (Artisan, $45.) Containing letters ...

'Green News Report' - November 1, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.01.2012 | 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: Mitt Romney...

Revealed: The Man Who Interrupted Tuesday's GOP Debate

Concord, NH Patch | Dan Tuohy | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Whose shouting interrupted the presidential debate at Dartmouth College?...

The High Price of Gas (in Lives)

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Natalie Pace

There are corporations, countries and individuals that are using green products to increase economic growth, save lives, cut costs, create jobs, increase national security and reduce pollution.

Challenges Faced by Female Veterans Are Different

Sarah Franson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Sarah Franson

I truly felt the military was the only place for me, but as a single parent I ultimately had to step out of my safety zone and integrate into civilian America, completely unsure of what my next move would be.

Amanda Terkel

Time To Bring Home Sailors Buried 200 Years Ago In Libya? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. sailors who died in 1804 during the First Barbary War and were buried in Tripoli, Libya, may finally be coming home, if th...

"You Have Chosen Poorly!" The Problem With Historical Analogies and U.S. Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Analogies are used widely for justification or advocacy or to assist in processing difficult information. The problem arises when policy makers select 'bad' analogies.

How Much Is That F-35 In The Window?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The F-35 is the "next generation" weapon system for the Navy, Air Force, and Marines -- who plan to buy 2,443 of these aircraft -- and for eight allied nations who are cost-sharing partners in the program and will hopefully buy hundreds of additional aircraft. But what's its cost?

China's Aircraft Carrier: Why It Matters

David Millar | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
David Millar

In the midst of last month's debt ceiling insanity, the Chinese Ministry of Defense quietly acknowledged what must be one of the world's worst-kept secrets: China is building an aircraft carrier.

Navy Eyes Google+ As Outreach Tool

Navy Times | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

The Navy may soon use another social media outlet alongside Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reach sailors and their families. Google+, Google's la...

Samuel Haass

US Denies Reports Of Fifth Fleet Leaving Bahrain | Samuel Haass | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American officials are denying press reports that the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, based in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, was considering...

Navy Invests In STEM Education To Inspire Next Generation Of Scientists, Engineers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

A United States Navy official recently announced a plan to improve its focus on America's science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) o...

Two Medals of Honor -- Both Deserved, One Denied

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.

Suspect North Korean Ship Reportedly Intercepted By U.S.

Posted 08.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy intercepted a North Korean ship suspected of carrying an illegal shipment of missile parts to Myanmar two weeks...

What's The Rush? Columbia President Bollinger Signs New Agreement With the Navy

Katherine Franke | Posted 08.02.2011 | College
Katherine Franke

Columbia should have waited to enter into a new agreement with the Navy until after DADT had been fully repealed.

The Navy's Tactical Strike on Fossil Fuel Use

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For the Navy, going green is about security and reducing dangerous reliance on fossil fuels from volatile parts of the world. Moving away from fossil fuels saves soldiers' lives.

Watch: SEAL-Mania Grips Nation After Bin Laden Raid

Posted 07.19.2011 | Home


Navy SEALs Go From Superheroes To Sex Symbols

The Washington Post | Annys Shin, Published: May 6 | | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

Ever since an elite unit of Navy SEALs stormed a fortresslike compound near Islamabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden, people can’t get enough...

House Armed Services Commitee Could Fund Alternate Engine

AOL Defense | Colin Clark | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may think it has killed the second engine program for the world’s most...

WATCH: U.S. Naval Academy Goes Wild Upon Bin Laden's Death

Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Commandant Captain Robert E. Clark II gave a rousing speech about the death of Osama Bin Laden to an enthusiastic crowd of students Sunday night at th...