Maj. Gen. David Bellon was nominated to serve as the next commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve and U.S. Marine Corps Forces North, the Pentagon announced today. Read More
New imagery released by the U.S. on Monday makes the strongest case yet that sectarian Iranian forces attacked at least one petrochemical tanker in the Gulf of Oman, a long-time naval analyst told USNI News on Monday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recruiting young men and women from military families has succeeded in attracting applicants, however doing so questions the services’ long-term ability to attract people from other backgrounds with new talents needed for the future, a panel of personnel experts said Friday. Read More
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 17, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield was selected to become the new president of the Naval War College, the first woman to lead the 135-year-old institution.
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Two U.S. guided-missile destroyers are aiding a merchant ship that was damaged in an alleged attack by Iranian sectarian forces on Thursday, U.S. 5th Fleet officials told USNI News on Friday. Read More
This post was updated to show the committee passed the draft version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
The House Armed Services Committee added several provisions to its annual defense authorization bill, but the among most contentious was if the Pentagon should develop a low-yield nuclear weapon to deploy on nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). Read More
THE PENTAGON — The death of the former commander of U.S. Navy forces in the Middle East has been ruled a suicide, according to a February Navy report obtained by USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Adm. Robert Burke became the vice chief of naval operations, taking over the post from Adm. Bill Moran on Monday. Read More
The acting head of the Pentagon reminded active duty military and Defense Department civilians of the “apolitical nature of military service and professionalism,” according to two memos reviewed by USNI News. Read More