Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Pentagon Expanding Database Searches as Part of Foreign Student Vetting

Pentagon Expanding Database Searches as Part of Foreign Student Vetting

U.S. and international flags representing countries at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) fly during graduation day at NWC in Newport, R.I. Navy photo.

Following the Dec. 6 deadly shooting by a Saudi Arabian aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Department of Defense started evaluating ways to revamp the process used to vet international military students selected to attend stateside training.

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Foggo: Navy Needs Unmanned ISR, Tankers to Counter Russia

Foggo: Navy Needs Unmanned ISR, Tankers to Counter Russia

Adm. James G. Foggo, III, commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, shakes hands with Capt. Daniel Prochazka, the executive officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on on Dec. 9, 2019. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Russia continues to increase its submarine activity in the Mediterranean, Arctic and Atlantic, the U.S. Navy has made organizational changes to be more responsive but should invest in unmanned systems to support forces in the European theater, the four-star admiral who leads Naval Forces Europe said. Read More

USS Ross Tailed By Russian Corvette in Black Sea

USS Ross Tailed By Russian Corvette in Black Sea

USS Porter (DDG-78) entering the Black Sea. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) arrived in Constanta, Romania, Monday morning, after entering the Black Sea on Friday while being tailed by a Russian corvette.

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Pentagon, State Department Creating New Standards to Vet Foreign Military Students

Pentagon, State Department Creating New Standards to Vet Foreign Military Students

U.S. and international flags representing countries at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) fly during graduation day at NWC in Newport, R.I.

In the wake of last week’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Pentagon and State Department are developing new vetting procedures for foreign military members seeking to attend U.S. -based training, officials said on Friday. Read More

Pentagon’s Chief Indo-Pacific Strategist Resigns

Pentagon’s Chief Indo-Pacific Strategist Resigns

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver speaks to reporters. DoD photo

The Pentagon’s chief Indo-Pacific strategist who is known for being tough on China is leaving the Department of Defense after nearly two years on the job.

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Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Burning After Welding Mishap, At Least 1 Dead

Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Burning After Welding Mishap, At Least 1 Dead

A fire has broken out aboard the Project 11435 aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov of the Russian Northern Fleet. Admiral Kuznetsov is the largest and only aircraft carrier of the Russian Navy on Dec. 12, 2019. TASS Photo

One person was killed and about a dozen injured when Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov caught fire at a Murmansk shipyard renovating the warship, international media outlets have reported. Read More