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Notorious spy John Walker died on Aug. 28, 2014. The following is a story outlining Walker’s spy ring from the June 2010 issue of U.S. Naval Institute’s Naval History Magazine with the original title: The Navy’s Biggest Betrayal.
Twenty-five years ago the FBI finally shut off the biggest espionage leak in U.S. Navy history when it arrested former senior warrant officer John A. Walker. Read More
Ukrainian patrol boat following an artillery barrage in the Azoz Sea on Aug. 31, 2014. Ukrainian State Border Guard Photo
Two Ukrainian patrol boats operating near the contested region of Donestk were shelled by artillery fired by unknown forces, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service announced on Monday. Read More
Estonian troops conduct a march past during the Opening Ceremony for Ex STEADFAST JAZZ on the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, on Nov. 3, 2013. NATO Photo
Even though expansion of its role is not on the agenda for NATO’s upcoming meeting, the future of the Baltic states, the continuing crisis in Ukraine and the turmoil over who will be the next president of Afghanistan will overshadow the meeting. Read More
The moored training ship Daniel Webster (MTS-626) begins its tow from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to Charleston, S.C. on 21 August 2012. More than 70 sailors assigned to the training ship had cheated on engineering watch stander exams. US Navy Photo
A Navy investigation of a seven-year long cheating ring in one of its most renowned training schools has resulted in the expulsion of 34 sailors from the Navy and another 10 sailors remain under investigation, the service announced today. Read More
A July 18, picture of the Malaysian Airliners Flight 17 Crash site.
A team of U.S. military experts from U.S. European Command (EUCOM) is on the ground in Kiev to assist in the ongoing investigation into the shoot down of a Malaysian airliner in last month. Read More
Vice Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, addresses the crew of USS Ramage (DDG-61) in April, 2014. US Navy Photo
The current commander of U.S. ships in Europe and Africa has been nominated to lead the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command, the Pentagon announced on Monday. Read More
USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1937. US Navy Photo
The following is a 1999 article from Proceedings, originally titled: The Sinking of the Indy & Responsibility of Command.
The July 30, 1945 sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) by the Imperial Japanese submarine 1-58 has been called the last, great naval tragedy of World War II. It is the stuff of legend: after delivering the atomic bombs to Tinian, the Indy was torpedoed, sinking in 12 minutes. At least 800 crew members survived the sinking and went into the water. On their rescue after five days, only 320 still were alive. Their stories have inspired three books, a movie, and perhaps yet another feature film. Read More
Pro-Russian separatists at a check point in Kharkiv in Eastern Ukraine.
As summer rolls on, Russian-built anti-aircraft missiles continue to down aircraft over eastern Ukraine. While a great deal of ink has been spilled over exactly what kind of missiles are deployed, and who is giving the launch authorizations and actually launching them, one fact is salient: This is an escalation, intentional or not, that elevates the simmering Ukrainian civil war beyond Donetsk. Read More
The following is the July white paper, Unrestricted Line Officer Promotions: Best and Fully Qualified? by Capt. Robert Tortora, USN. Read More
Adm. William McRaven, the outgoing U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of commander ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. in 2011. DoD Photo
Now that Adm. William McRaven has announced his retirement, it is worth looking back at the contributions of perhaps the most influential Navy flag officer since Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz. Read More