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Saber Rattling, Mostly Foolhardy, From the Potomac to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revoluti...

A Veteran Falls Again at Iwo Jima -- But This Time in the Hands of U.S. Marines and Japanese Allies

P.J. Dermer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
P.J. Dermer

As fellow veterans and medically trained tour staff moved quickly to assist John, a strong and forceful call was heard, one heard countless times decades before.

Sailor, Civilian Dead In Navy Base Shooting

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

At least two people were killed on Monday night in a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. According to the station's official Facebook fa...

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Are Flying High Again

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels elite aviation team famed for its crowd-pleasing daredevil stunts at public air shows, returns to t...

Navy Warship Stops To Let Whales Pass, Gives Us Another Reason To Love Sailors

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.14.2014 | Good News

A 419-foot Navy warship in Dana Point, Calif., stopped just in time to let a pod of friendly marine mammals pass by unscathed this past weekend, KABC-...

What the 2014 Military Spouse Survey Didn't Ask

Sarah Smiley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

It's always startling to receive a letter from the Department of the Navy addressed to "The Spouse of." It's even more startling when you realize the Navy is asking for your opinion.

Navy Bars 151 Sailors From Jobs After Sexual Assault Review

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Wednesday that 151 sailors had been disqualified from workin...

Lynne Peeples

U.S. Armed Forces Sickened After Fukushima Meltdown Get Help From Online Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green

Mike Sebourn served at a U.S. Navy base in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, measuring radiation and decontaminating aircraft. Nathan Piekut...

Military Core Values: They Don't Exist

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff

Military personnel must understand values all Americans share, but recognize how their responsibilities change with their oath. Every military initiative in the area of morals and ethics must be grounded in the core values that flow from that oath.

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Love on the BMT, or One "L" of a Courtship

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Two thoughts strike her -- he's the handsomest straphanger she's ever seen, and she knows him from somewhere. But where?

Connecting Military Families with Social Media

Peg Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.29.2014 | Good News
Peg Fitzpatrick

Sailors are allowed 15 minutes per day in the computer lab to email and be on the Internet. While this is quicker than a letter, it still isn't much connection with the outside world.

Navy Jet Crashes Off Virginia Coast

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Atlantic waters off Virginia's coast and the pilot has been rescued, a Navy official sai...

Mutually Assured Survival

Amy Larkin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Amy Larkin

We cannot be timid. The myriad consequences of climate change are already compromising national security and financial stability.

2nd Crewmember Dead After Navy Helicopter Goes Down Off Virginia

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Navy helicopter with five crew members crashed into the ocean off the Virginia coast during a routine training mission Wednesday, killing two crew m...

U.S. Navy Mistakenly Emails Reporter Plans To Dodge FOIA Requests

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy has apologized for mistakenly sending Washington television reporter Scott MacFarlane an internal email plotting ways to d...

Are New Nuclear Weapons Affordable?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The astronomical funding required to replicate our Cold War arsenal does not square with the security threats in today's world. Nor will our conventional forces be able to withstand the cuts necessitated by the price burden of these nuclear delivery systems.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

China's Dangerous Air and Sea Show: Outcome, Options

William Bradley | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Nearly a week has come and gone since Vice President Joe Biden's big Asia-Pacific tour in the immediate wake of China declaring an air defense zone across the East China Sea. It proved to be a consequential trip, one swiftly followed on by Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Vietnam.

Who's in Charge on the Asia-Pacific Pivot? Biden, Hagel, Navy, Obama, Nobody?

William Bradley | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Vice President Joe Biden's very high profile Asia-Pacific trip this week points up a very key question with regard to the Obama Administration's pivot from the Middle East and Central Asia to the Asia-Pacific. Who's in charge, anyway?

After Pearl Harbor, Life Was 'No Longer The Same'

Posted 12.06.2013 | Fifty

It was life and business as usual for Navy veteran Richard Pena until the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941. Pe...

World War II Mystery Finally Resolved, 2,300 Feet Below Water

Posted 12.03.2013 | World

After more than half a century, a mystery of military history has finally been resolved. Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the National ...

U.S. Offers To Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly...