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  • US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat (trunc)

    01/18/2019 10:09:16 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | January 18th, 2019 | Unattributed
    The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world's largest superpowers, which are currently locked in an escalating trade war and ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway, which separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, three times last year, but has not dispatched a carrier in...
  • Top U.S. admiral warns on Russia, China: ‘Be ready to fight NOW’

    01/16/2019 7:52:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    The U.S. Navy’s top surface warfare officer has issued a call to action — or a warning — to his crews: They need to develop a “sense of urgency” regarding the Russian and Chinese navies. In an address to the Surface Navy Association in Washington, D.C., this week, Vice Adm. Richard Brown said that U.S. warship crews, for the first time since the Cold War, must make ready for aggressive actions by adversaries with peer or near-peer capabilities at sea, such as when a Chinese navy destroy came within yards of ‘scraping paint’ off a U.S. destroyer last fall in...
  • 'At any cost': China warns US Navy over Taiwan

    01/15/2019 11:10:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 72 replies
    France24 ^ | 1/15/19
    Taiwan commissioned two US Perry-class guided missile frigates into the Taiwan Navy in November 2018 Taiwan commissioned two US Perry-class guided missile frigates into the Taiwan Navy in November 2018 AFP A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy Tuesday against any "interference" in support of Taiwan's independence, saying that Beijing would defend its claim to the island "at any cost". General Li Zuocheng, a member of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during a meeting in Beijing with Admiral John Richardson, the chief of US naval operations. China sees Taiwan as part of its territory to...
  • Al Qaeda terrorist behind USS Cole attack killed by US airstrike in Yemen

    01/05/2019 8:59:49 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/5/2019 | Laura Widener
    The terrorist responsible for the deaths of 17 U.S. sailors on the USS Cole in 2000 is believed to be dead this week. A U.S. official told CNN on Friday that Al Qaeda terrorist Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi is believed to be dead after a U.S.-led airstrike on Yemen on Tuesday. A predator drone reportedly struck Al-Badawi’s vehicle in an isolated attack as he was driving alone in the Ma’rib Governorate located in central Yemen. Al-Badawi is believed to be the terrorist behind the Oct. 12, 2000 suicide bomber attack that struck the USS Cole as it refueled in...
  • title:In Memoriam: Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (USN Ret.)

    12/13/2018 6:14:17 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 8 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 12/13/18 | George Rasley, CHQ Editor
    Yesterday, with the death of Admiral James “Ace” Lyons America lost a warrior of uncommon clarity of thought and directness of speech and action. Admiral Lyons’ career in the Navy spanned thirty-six years, from his days as a midshipman at Annapolis to service as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (at that time the largest single military command in the world), Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. Although his interests and post-service commentary spanned the gamut of national security and defense issues, I became acquainted with Admiral Lyons through...
  • New Chief Petty Officers Get Pinned Aboard USS George H. W. Bush.

    12/06/2018 11:15:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Military ^ | September 17, 2018
    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) participate in a pinning ceremony for Fiscal Year 2019 Chief Petty Officers, Sept. 14, 2018. GHWB, with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 staff, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean due to Sortie Condition Alpha, which ordered all ships to depart Hampton Roads in response to Hurricane Florence....
  • Search underway off Japanese coast after Marine C-130 and F/A-18 crash

    12/06/2018 7:03:27 AM PST · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    Fox26 KMPH ^ | 12/5/2018 | Fox26
    A search-and-rescue operation is underway off the coast of Japan. The military says a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet was refueling from and KC-130 Hercules when both planes crashed early Thursday morning. Both planes had taken off from Maine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were reportedly doing training exercises when the accident happened. The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. local time.
  • Scott Stearney US Navy Head in Middle East Found Dead

    12/02/2018 6:35:29 AM PST · by yldstrk · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 2, 2018 | Staff
    Vice-admiral Scott Stearney, the head of US navy operations in the Middle East, has been found dead in Bahrain, with the military saying no foul play is suspected. Stearney was found dead on Saturday at his residence in the Gulf country. He took up the post in May of commander of US Naval Forces Central Command – including the US Fifth Fleet – and Combined Maritime Forces. “This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet and for the entire Navy. Scott Stearney was a decorated naval warrior,” said a statement from Admiral John Richardson,...
  • UPDATED: U.S. 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead in Bahrain

    12/02/2018 8:14:50 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, was found dead in his quarters in Bahrain on Saturday, according to a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. While an investigation is ongoing, the death of Stearney will almost certainly be ruled a suicide, a U.S. defense official told USNI News. An official determination on the cause of death is expected by mid-week, USNI News has learned.
  • Top US naval commander in Middle East found dead

    12/01/2018 3:09:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:59 PM ET, Sat December 1, 2018 | Ryan Browne, CNN
    The top admiral overseeing US Naval forces in the Middle East, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, was found dead in his residence in Bahrain on Saturday, the Navy said in a statement. While his death is being investigated, officials say there is no evidence of foul play at this time. "This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet, and for the entire Navy," Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, told CNN Saturday. "Adm. Stearney was a decorated professional and a devoted father, a devoted husband and a good friend."
  • Six San Diego-area military bases will be used to assist at border for Operation Faithful Patriot

    11/01/2018 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | November 1, 2018 | Pauline Repard
    Six military bases in San Diego County will be used as logistics hubs for supplies and troops to help with securing the Southwest border following President Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he would deploy as many as 15,000 military personnel in response to caravans of Central American migrants making their way northward. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Air Station North Island (Coronado), Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Point Loma as well as Naval Air Station El Centro will participate in the deployment named Operation Faithful Patriot, officials said “They have been identified as...
  • 2 US Navy warships sail through Taiwan Strait

    10/22/2018 3:47:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    abc ^ | Oct 22, 2018, 4:05 PM ET | Luis Martinez
    “USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait Transit on Oct. 22, in accordance with international law,” said Cmdr. Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” he added. “The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.” A similar transit by two U.S. destroyers occurred in July, the first time the Navy had carried out a mission like that in more than a year.
  • Bolton warns China over South China Sea confrontations: U.S. Navy can and will respond

    10/13/2018 11:10:27 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/13/18 | USA Features
    Danger Zone: National Security Adviser John Bolton warned the Chinese government this week over increasingly dangerous confrontations in the South China Sea with U.S. warships sailing in international waters, noting that Navy rules allow for a response to provocations. The warning came about a week after reports noted that a People’s Liberation Army Navy destroyer nearly collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer near one of China’s manmade islands in the SCS. In discussing the dangerous encounter with the USS Decatur, Bolton said the U.S. Navy warships are permitted to respond with force to protect themselves and their crews from threatening...
  • Happy Birthday to The United States Navy!

    10/12/2018 8:33:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    12 Oct 2018 | US Navy Vet
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
  • Navy petty officer wins transgender bodybuilding contest

    10/09/2018 1:49:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    navytimes.com | Oct. 8, 2017 | David Goldman, The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright rules.
  • Move CVN65 [USS Enterprise] to reserve fleet in lieu of spending $1.55 billion to scrapping it

    10/09/2018 10:16:24 AM PDT · by topher · 76 replies
    Various | 9-Oct-2018 | Vanity with sources
    Maybe this is a 'Hail Mary', but something that one must try to save $1.55 billion and have a CVN (USS Enterprise) in our reserve fleet. On account of our previous president, the US Navy is in bad shape. Take for example the collisions that happened early in the Trump Administration due to the [what I believe was] LAX of discipline under Obama. This is of course the collisions that happened with the USS John S McCain and the USS Fitzgerald. If you don't remember, then refresh your memory: Freerepublic: Former commander of USS John S McCain pleads guilty, retires...
  • Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea

    10/03/2018 6:17:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 2, 2018 | gCaptain
    gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • Ryan Zinke: Naval blockade is an option for dealing with Russia

    09/29/2018 2:16:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | John Siciliano
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the U.S. Navy can blockade Russia if needed to keep it from controlling energy supplies in the Middle East as it does in Europe. "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open..." Zinke said on Friday at an industry event in Pittsburgh hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance. He was there to explain why hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale energy boom has given the U.S. an edge over its rivals Russia and Iran, by making the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy....
  • US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

    09/30/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    fox ^ | 09/30/2018 | Louis Tomlinson
    A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.