USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departs Naval Station Norfolk for an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility on May 30, 2014. US Navy Photo
CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this post used the term, “relieved” to describe the removal of the commander, executive officer and senior enlisted sailor of USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) in the headline and body of the story. Those references have been changed to, “removed.”
The commander, executive officer and the senior enlisted sailor of the guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) have been removed of their commands ahead of an “investigation into the command climate,” aboard the ship, according to a statement issued Tuesday evening by U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Read More
HMS Vanguard arrives back at HM Naval Base Clyde following a nuclear deterrence patrol. U.K. Royal Navy Photo
The heart of the United Kingdom’s nuclear submarine enterprise could be cut out if Scotland leaves the U.K. in Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence, British leaders have warned repeatedly over the last several months.
Scots voting “Yes” for independence say they’re happy to see the subs go. Read More
As of Sept. 10, the Third Iraq War is now official. While some debate whether we should call it a war, a campaign or a sustained operation, a set of clear national objectives has now been articulated by President Barack Obama and the number of U.S. airstrikes are escalating daily. Read More
Lt. Nathan Poloski in 2012. Nathan Poloski Photo via LA Times.
The Navy has identified the pilot who is missing and presumed dead following a Friday mid-air collision of two F/A-18C Hornets near Wake Island. Read More
USS New York (LPD 21) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in October 2012. US Navy Photo
A sailor who fell off amphibious warship USS New York (LPD-21) on Sept. 11 was recovered safely after a five hour search off the coast of South Carolina, U.S. Fleet Forces Command told USNI News on late Friday afternoon. Read More
MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 conducts practice MK-105 mine countermeasure operations in the Chesapeake Bay in 2011. US Navy Photo
The following is the Judge Advocate General investigation into the Jan. 8, 2014 MH-53E Sea Dragon crash near Virginia Beach, Va. The Sea Dragon assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 Vanguards (HM-14) based at Naval Station Norfolk. The report was released publicly on Sept. 11, 2014. Read More
Taiwanese troops following an undated exercise.
The following is the Aug. 29, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990. Read More
An artists’s conception of China’s carrier, Liaoning. People’s Liberation Army Navy Image
At least two People’s Liberation Army Air Force pilots have died in testing jets slated to operate from the Chinese carrier Liaoning, according a little noticed report published by Chinese state-controlled media.
Undated image of the BrahMos missile system.
India hopes to co-develop a new smaller, faster version of its Mach 3-capable BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile with Russia. The country also hopes to export versions of the missile to other countries such as Venezuela, Vietnam and Indonesia according to Indian press reports. Read More
President Barack Obama spent a night on the borders of Russia in Estonia, a country with a sizeable Russian minority, and from whence you truly can see Russia. In remarks a few hours ago, President Obama spoke not only to Estonia and NATO – but to the watchers just across the border in Russia when he said “”In this alliance, there are no old members or new members, no junior partners or senior partners — there are just allies, pure and simple. We will defend the territorial integrity of every single ally.”