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Navy Captain Suspended Amid Bribery Scheme Investigation

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy officials say they have suspended a captain because of unspecified allegations in connection with a massive bribery scheme pro...

Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What happened on stage that Saturday night in Hollywood, captured by photographer Billy Bennight and Alexandra's dad Rino Lee, on home video, was a spontaneous and brilliant burst of fireworks just in time for Veteran's Day.

U.S. Warship Hit By Technical Glitch In Singapore

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The USS Freedom, the first of a new class of U.S. warship, developed technical problems in Singapore hours before it w...

The Navy Christens Its Next Generation Aircraft Carrier

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy christened the USS Gerald Ford on Saturday with the traditional smashing of a bottle of sparkling ...

2 Admirals Sanctioned In Bribery Scheme

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has suspended access to classified material of two admirals in connection with a massive bribery scheme in ...

Top Officials Charged In Secrets-Bribery Swap

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of senior U.S. Navy officials accused of swapping secrets for bribes that included cash, prostitutes and hi...

Third Navy Officer Arrested In Bribery Scheme

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a third senior U.S. Navy official Wednesday in connection with a massive bribery scheme i...

Obama Navy Nominee Ensnared In Military Policy Fight

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for a top civilian job in the Navy is in the crosshairs of female senators det...

Navy Commander Sold Secrets For Prostitutes, Lady Gaga Tickets: Feds

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nicknamed "Fat Leonard," the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, wh...

The Coast Guard Still Needs Rescuing

David Helvarg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Helvarg

After 223 years you'd think the Coast Guard would have proved its usefulness to the nation. Instead, even after the government shutdown, its essential personnel still face unprecedented funding cuts and growing demands that threaten their ability to operate.

Pentagon Hits Major Milestone For Fighter Jet Program

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday announced it had finalized a $1.1 billion contract with Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United T...

Iconic Naval Ship Scrapped For A Penny

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Navy has announced that it will scrap its iconic aircraft carrier the USS Forrestal, the first "supercarrier," at the cost of one cent. Wh...

Iconic Navy Team To Resume Performances

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. -- PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AP) — The Navy's daredevil fighter jet pilots, the Blue Angels, are set to r...

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

GIF: Quarterback Stiff Arms Referee

Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports

A referee was standing in the wrong place at the wrong time when Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds started to scramble out of the pocket against Duke o...

After the Shutdown, Don't Exempt the Pentagon

William Hartung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

A new report from the Stimson Center -- shows how the Pentagon can make the roughly $50 billion in cuts required by current law. An important assumption underpinning the approach is that the era of large scale, boots-on-the-ground conflicts is over.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Naval Academy Feels The Pinch From The Government Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the military is largely protected from the furloughs that have put 800,000 government employees out of work, civilian faculty and ...

Top U.S. Nuke Commander Suspended Amid Probe

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counte...

Whales, Dolphins Need a Break From Deadly Navy Blasts

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions got a good break this week when a judge told a federal wildlife agency it's not doing enough to protect them from Navy war exercises along the West Coast.

Mass Whale Stranding Proven to Be Caused by Sonar

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 11.26.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Whales fled the area prior to the seismic phase of the survey, which shows that even this type of sonar (also used by military and research vessels) is devastating to whale and dolphins.

John Boehner Subpoenaed To Testify In Massive Fraud Case

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

CLEVELAND (AP) — Leading Ohio Republicans including U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and the state attorney general have been subpoenaed to testify i...

Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Reportedly Falsified

Reuters | Tabassum Zakaria | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contr...

Study: Pentagon Could Cuts Thousands Of Employees

AP | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the military could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 ...

Email From Navy Yard Shooter's Employer Stuns Defense Officials

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor shot dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the company's CEO told the Navy secre...

David Wood

Aaron Alexis Enlisted In Navy During Period Of Criminal Record Waivers | David Wood | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Alleged Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was able to enlist in the Navy in 2007, despite an earlier shooting incident in which he claimed to ...