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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?

PHOTOS: Destroyer, Named After Slain SEAL, Pays Tribute In NY

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

CALVERTON, N.Y. -- The U.S. Navy's newest warship will not be named for a former president, distinguished member of Congress or some historic figure f...

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!"

Navy Sub Commander Faked Death To Break Off Affair

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 09.19.2012 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Navy officer who was dismissed last month as commander of a Connecticut-based nuclear submarine faked his own death to end an aff...

Pilot And Jet Share Survival Story

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

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 | Books
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.

U.S. Navy Tests New Kind Of Drones

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology

NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their o...

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.

Medal Of Honor Winner Recalls Heroic Rescue Attempt

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The Navy's first African-American aviator to fly in combat was calm when he crashed his plane in North Korea in 1950 and didn't compl...

China Moves Swiftly on New "City" Encompassing South China Sea, Gulf Crisis Simmers

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
William Bradley

A distracted America gives China a much freer hand as it seeks to establish dominance throughout the South China Sea. At least in theory. Bandwidth, or lack of the same on the part of the U.S., is China's ally in this situation.

Navy Causing Garage Doors To Go Haywire

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 09.22.2012 | Weird News

HARTFORD, Conn. — A radio signal being transmitted out of a submarine base is likely behind reports of garage doors failing to open and close in...

9 Service Members Punished, Not Charged In Secret Service Scandal

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Seven Army soldiers and two Marines have received administrative punishments, but are not facing criminal charges, for their part in the...

U.S. Ship Fires On Boat Off Dubai

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Navy gunners aboard a refueling ship opened fire on a small boat racing toward them in broad daylight Monday ...

Why the Clintons Need Obama to Win: Uncertainty as Hillary Pushes the Big Geopolitical Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
William Bradley

If Hillary Clinton is to have the option of running for president in 2016, she needs a strong legacy as secretary of state, by far the most important post she's ever held.

Is This Supercarrier About To Flip?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

At first glance, it might seem like this mammoth U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is about to visit Davy Jones' Locker, but despite its exaggerated tilt, th...

Celebrating the Fundamental Spirit of America -- and Honoring Those Who Defend It

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Maxwell Kennedy

I know that we are citizens of the greatest country in the world. It is not our resources nor our achievements, but the fundamental spirit of America; the imagination, discipline, dedication to excellence and generosity, particularly of our young people that continues to make us great.

WATCH: Vertical Ship Flips The Script

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

For centuries, a boat was the vehicle on which man broadened his horizons. Today, this boat represents the best way to broaden one's vertices. T...

67-Year-Old Navy Veteran Graduates High School With Army Grandson

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

It's been 51 years since Russell Leigh last took a class in high school, but this weekend marked his long awaited graduation, alongside his grandson M...

U.S. Submarine Hazing Sparked By Gay Jokes, Homosexuality

AP | By BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 06.25.2012 | Gay Voices

NORFOLK, Va. -- A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sail...

The Naval War of 1812: A Tale

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Andrew Reinbach

The road to the duel was long and circumstantial. There was, for instance, the matter of professional honor.

The Great "Pivot to Asia"

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Just as the US sought to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War by surrounding it with American allies and bases, so Washington plans to do with China.