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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."

Russian Aircraft Buzzed Warship Twice, Raises Concerns In Arctic

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials say two Russian aircraft buzzed a U.S. Navy warship in the Arctic's Barents Sea last week, each coming within ab...

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?

US, South Korean Ships Drop Anti-Sub Bombs In Drills

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABOARD THE USS CURTIS WILBUR — On the 57th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, U.S. and South Korean ships intensified high-...

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 19...

North Korea Vows 'Nuclear' Response To U.S. Military Exercises

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON — A massive nuclear-powered U.S. supercarrier began maneuvers Sunday with ally South Korea in a potent show of forc...

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.

'Unprecedented Carrier-Killing' Chinese Missile Could Shift Pacific Power Balance

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON — Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets t...

John Finn, Oldest Medal Of Honor Recipient, Dies At 100

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN DIEGO — Retired Navy Lt. John Finn – the first American to receive the nation's highest military award for defending sailors under a t...

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 Pentago...

Navy To Allow Women To Serve On Submarines

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. — The first U.S. women allowed to serve aboard submarines will be reporting for duty by 2012, the Navy said ...

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...