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  • Navy Finds No Sign of Hacking in Recent Collisions

    09/02/2017 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 77 replies
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy's top officer said that post-accident investigations have turned up no evidence of a cyberattack in the collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald. The two collisions each involved an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a merchant vessel, and the similarity of the circumstances led many to speculate that the casualties might have been caused by hacking. In an address to Navy staff, chief of naval operations Adm. John S. Richardson moved to dispel these rumors. He said that the accident investigators have given cyber factors "an amazing amount of attention," but so far...
  • Collisions: Part III—Maintenance (Fitzgerald/McCain)

    08/30/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 18 replies
    Proceedings Magazine USNI ^ | August 29 2017 | Captain Kevin Eyer
    The discussion regarding the recent collisions of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S. McCain (DDG-56) has moved beyond “how could this have happened” asked at a micro-level to the same question at a macro-level. Concerned perhaps with public perception, the Navy has leaped forward in drawing conclusions in a way that would, under other circumstances, be considered unseemly. Already a fleet commander has been relieved. Two investigations and two operational pauses have been ordered. This furious activity is taking place while the investigation into what happened in the John S. McCain is barely started and before the Fitzgerald...
  • Collisions: Part II—Operational Pause (Fitzgerald/McCain)

    08/29/2017 6:10:30 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 20 replies
    Proceedings Magazine USNI ^ | August 29, 2017 | Captain Kevin Eyer
    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson has ordered an “operational pause.” Fleet commanders will meet with their respective commands to ensure “we’re taking all appropriate actions to ensure safe and effective operations around the world.” An “operational pause” is understood by all in the fleet to be a “stand-down,” which is viewed, with cynicism by the Fleet. Stand-downs are Band-Aids, at best, regardless of their intent. More interestingly, the CNO has also directed Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, to take charge of an investigation intended to examine the process by which the Navy trains and...
  • First glimmer of explanation on Fitzgerald USN incident that makes sense.

    08/23/2017 10:01:49 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 52 replies
    American Greatness ^ | august 23, 2017
    On the bridge of the Fitz, the OOD was in charge. OODs on duty receive exact, timely, information from the ship’s sensors, including Combat Information Center (CIC) about the location, course, speed, and trajectory of all objects on, above, or below the surface. the Fitz’s OOD had precise warning, perhaps 45 minutes before the collision happened, that he was on a collision course. The OOD either removes the problem by changing course by one or two degrees on his own authority, or, notifies the captain who then makes the course adjustment. Surely, this OOD did none of the above. we...
  • U.S. Navy, Citing Poor Seamanship, Removes Commanders of USS Fitzgerald Over Deadly Collision

    08/19/2017 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Oatka · 68 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Idrees Ali and Tim Kelly
    Link only (Reuters)
  • Fitzgerald Naval Commander Relieved: still no explanation of what happened "mistakes were made"

    tales of heroism, but still no coherent explanation of what happened. I can't imagine how a US combat vessel did not see and avoid a container ship. terribly sad loss of life, as usual the crew responded with heroism.
  • [SNIP] USS Fitzgerald Crew Fought Flooding For An Hour Before Distress Call Reached Help

    06/25/2017 7:21:19 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 106 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 21, 2017 8:28 PM | By: Sam LaGrone June 21, 2017 8:28 PM
    Investigators Believe USS Fitzgerald Crew Fought Flooding For An Hour Before Distress Call Reached Help By: Sam LaGrone The crew of the guided-missile destroyer that was struck by a merchant ship on Friday off the coast of Japan fought to save the ship for an hour before the first calls went out for help, Japanese investigators now believe. According to the current operational theory of Japanese investigators, the deadly collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the Philippine-flagged merchant ship ACX Crystal knocked out the destroyer’s communications for an hour, while the four-times-larger merchant ship was unaware of what it hit...
  • Fitzgerald: When a Big Ocean Gets Small

    06/22/2017 7:16:05 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 17 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceeding ^ | June 2017 | Captain Kiven Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    It is a big ocean. Until you have been far into it, it is really hard to appreciate just how big. Bringing a ship back from Japan to Hawaii, I once went ten days without seeing another ship, either by eye or radar. That is a long time to be alone in the world, especially if you are moving in a straight line and at good speed. On the other hand, you would be surprised at how crowded the ocean can get in certain places. The Strait of Malacca, for instance, divides the island of Sumatra from Malaysia. Not only...
  • Does the Pentagon Come Clean About Military Disasters?

    06/19/2017 5:23:38 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    Freeo | 06/19/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    Is honest accounting about military mistakes the rule, or the exception. The disaster of the USS Fitzgerald's collision with another naval vessel, to the loss of 7 servicemen's lives, is being proclaimed "a mystery". Is the mystery only in the Navy's obstruction about the real news, or do the military services and the Pentagon customarily exercise transparency in accounting for their actions to the taxpayers who foot the bill?
  • UPDATE - USS Fitzgerald involved in collision

    06/17/2017 3:16:48 AM PDT · by topher · 218 replies
    US Navy web site ^ | 16-June-2017
    tory Number: NNS170616-20Release Date: 6/16/2017 4:57:00 PM From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. As of this time, there have been two patients requiring medical evacuation. One was Cmdr. Bryce Benson, Fitzgerald's commanding officer, who was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka and is reportedly in stable condition. A second MEDEVAC is in progress. Other injured are being assessed. There are seven Sailors unaccounted for; the...
  • Breaking: US Destroyer Severely Damaged in Collision Near Japan- sailors reported missing

    06/16/2017 5:15:27 PM PDT · by NRx · 189 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-16-2017 | CNN
    Breaking News
  • Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason

    09/19/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason by Daniel Clark “Our purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church,” At least that’s what Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote in a thinly veiled threat to the Allegheny County Council, to dissuade it from installing a plaque in the county courthouse that says “In God We Trust.” That principle, like everything else the FFRF stands for, is a lie. If Gaylor and friends can point to anything in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a Pittsburgh courthouse from acknowledging God, this particular resident...
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?

    07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz
    In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation...
  • 41st Aniversarry of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    11/10/2016 8:38:43 PM PST · by LukeL · 45 replies
    41 years ago today the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with all 29 hands on board in one of the most violent storms in Great Lakes history.
  • Scooter Libby Gets Law License Back By D.C. Court Of Appeals

    11/07/2016 4:39:53 AM PST · by iontheball · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2016 | Kerry Picket
    The D.C. Court of Appeals reinstated Former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, to the bar. Libby was previously convicted of lying in relation to the Valerie Plame scandal and can now freely practice law again. He was disbarred in the District of Columbia in 2008. According to the National Law Journal, Libby entered the courtroom with 11 letters of support from a federal appeals judge and other legal dignitaries. Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit wrote that Libby had a “reputation as a skilled and ethical government...
  • US Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's conviction

    05/18/2009 10:15:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 309+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/18/2009 | Alex Spillius
    The US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider overturning the fraud conviction Conrad Black, the former owner of The Daily Telegraph, who is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. The court's justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International, and two other former executives in connection with payments of $5.5 million (£3.6m) they received from a Hollinger subsidiary. The men argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. They turned to the highest US...
  • Conrad Black's Appeal

    05/19/2009 12:29:11 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 18 replies · 690+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 08/01/08 | Editorial Board of The New York Sun
    The appeal Conrad Black is making from his jail cell at a federal prison in Florida is nearing a crucial stage. His appeal was rejected in June by a panel of the 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals, but the panel's decision conflicts with others in the circuit, and Conrad Black is asking the circuit to hear it en banc. The question centers on how broad is the reach of the law of what is called honest services. If Conrad Black's conviction is allowed to stand, a precedent will be have been set that could leave thousands of executives...
  • U.S. top court hears ex-media baron Conrad Black's appeal

    12/08/2009 2:43:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague. The Canadian-born Black, a member of Britain's House of Lords, has been in prison since March 2008, when he began serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. Attorney Miguel Estrada, representing Black and two ex-colleagues who were found guilty of defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc, argued before the Supreme Court that all convictions in the...
  • Conrad Black Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years in Prison

    12/10/2007 11:45:40 AM PST · by Cecily · 9 replies · 119+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2007
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Former newspaper mogul Conrad Black was sentenced Monday to 6.5 years in prison for swindling shareholders in his Hollinger International media empire out of millions of dollars. Black, 63, a Canadian-born member of the British House of Lords renowned for his lavish lifestyle and flamboyant way with words, had faced up to slightly more than 8 years in prison under sentencing guidelines determined earlier Monday by U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve.