USS Benfold (DDG-65) is at anchor off Koror, Republic of Palau in 2012. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to correct that Yun was speaking at the Hudson Institute on Friday.
The Freely Associated States lying between Hawaii and the Philippines are crucial to the United States remaining a Pacific power, the special envoy to these three island nations said Friday. Read More →
UK MoD Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – April 27, 2023.
The Russian army operating in Ukraine today is larger than when the Kremlin launched its invasion in February 2022, but remains vulnerable to a Kyiv counteroffensive expected in the coming weeks, NATO’s top commander told the House and Senate armed services committees this week. Read More →
Freedom-class littoral combat ships USS Sioux City (LCS-11) and USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) moor alongside one another during a nesting evolution on Naval Station Mayport, Fla. on March 25, 2019. US Navy Photo
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said the U.S. military doesn’t have a choice in retiring legacy systems, like the Littoral Combat Ship, to make way for future shipbuilding investments. Read More →
Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Sailors wave ROK and U.S. flags during a port visit of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in Busan, Republic of Korea, Sept. 23, 2022. US Navy Photo
A clear statement from President Joe Biden that the United States will respond to North Korean actions involving nuclear weapons would help reassure South Koreans of Washington’s commitment to their defense if attacked, a leading security expert said Thursday. Read More →
Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN-743) arrives home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash. US Navy Photo
In February, nuclear ballistic missile submarine USS Louisana (SSBN-743) completed a mid-life refueling overhaul – the last for the Ohio-class submarines. Read More →
Taiwan’s indigenous fighter. CNA Photo
America wants to stop China “dead in its tracks” from a Taiwan invasion by ensuring Taipei has the right weapons and command and control systems, a senior defense official testified this week before the House Armed Service Committee. Read More →
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, maneuver in a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle-Dragoon during a live-fire gunnery training event in support of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group-Poland in Bemowo Piskie, Poland on May 13, 2020. US Army Photo
Poland’s prime minister raised concerns about France and Germany’s lack of a wholehearted commitment to helping Ukraine win the war against Russia and how it affects Warsaw’s ability to back Ukraine Thursday. Read More →
Undated photo of a B-21 Raider. US Air Force Photo
The Pentagon has an innovation adoption problem that’s part of a system that does not encourage new techniques, processes or technologies, former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a Wednesday rollout of a new report on defense innovation. Read More →
155mm rounds wait to be loaded and shot down range.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The United States no longer has the capacity to quickly produce needed wartime assets, like 155 mm artillery shells, or to repair vital sophisticated systems, like radar, rapidly in theater, a panel of expert logisticians said last week. Read More →
MARAD Ready Reserve ships MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679), MV Cape Rise (T-AKR-9678) in port near Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on April 6, 2023. USNI News Photo
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The U.S. commercial maritime industry needs more business incentives to make changes that support the Defense Department’s requirements for sea lift, an industry panel said this week. Read More →