The following is the Aug. 18, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Columbia Class (Ohio Replacement) Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.
The following is the Aug. 15, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2016. Read More
A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) transits to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on Aug. 18, 2016. US Navy Photo
The three-ship Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed on Sunday for a fall deployment, the service announced on Monday. Read More
The following is an Aug. 16, 2016 Congressional Research Service Insight brief on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Considering “No First Use.” Read More
The following is Adm. Scott Swift’s, commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, updated guidance to his command, issued on Aug 18, 2016. Read More
A SeaRAM launcher at the Raytheon Louisville, Ky. plant. Raytheon Photo
LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Navy is considering expanding the number of SeaRAM installations on its ships beyond a quartet of ballistic missile defense ships based in Spain and Littoral Combat Ships, a service official told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment member and a Ghanaian navy sailor inspect a fishing vessel suspected of illegal fishing during the Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) in 2014. US Navy Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Awareness in the maritime domain and on land is key to enforcing laws regarding fisheries, the environment and crime on the seas and in coastal waters, the chief operating officer of a not-for-profit research organization told attendees at a forum Monday on the changing role of non-state actors in protecting marine resources. Read More
The following is the Aug. 10, 2016 Initial Findings of the U.S. House of Representatives Joint Task Force on U.S. Central Command Intelligence Analysis. The report examined if U.S. CENTCOM presented an overly optimistic picture of progress against ISIS and training of Iraqi forces. Read More
Ingalls Shipbuilding’s 10th amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), sails the Gulf of Mexico for Builder’s Trial in March 2016. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.
The amphibious warship John P. Murtha (LPD-26) is set to leave Ingalls Shipbuilding on Thursday ahead of its October commissioning in Philadelphia, according to Huntington Ingalls Industries. Read More
The following is the July 29, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues. Read More