The Senate will hold confirmation hearings for several four-star jobs on July 10 for positions including the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan and the next head of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced on Thursday.
This post has been amended to include an additional comment from U.S. 3rd Fleet.
Ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) have already been invited back for future Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday. Read More
The Navy’s first female nominated to the rank of Admiral received her fourth star in a ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday morning. Read More
The Coast Guard awarded shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a $76.5 million contract for long lead materials for the eighth and final Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC), the company annouced on Monday. Read More
The following is the June 25, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.
A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has called on the Navy and the Pentagon to have more open discussion about Chinese military capability and not grant, “Beijing a veto over what we can and cannot say.” Read More
The following is the Congressional Research Service June 13, 2014 report, Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990.
With aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) and its battle group and amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) in position in the Persian Gulf, senators on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee asked very few questions about the budget but plenty on the rise of insurgents in Iraq, if will Afghanistan face the same fate in two years and what can the United States do about both on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the June 5, 2014 report from the Congressional Research Service, Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress. Read More
Legislators are planning to hold hearings based on concerns over the Navy’s scheme to modernize its cruiser and destroyer fleet, according to a statement from the chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee provided to USNI News. Read More