Al Qaeda and the Islamic State could reconcile their differences to present a different but persistent security challenge to the United States for the foreseeable future, three experts in counterterrorism told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Read More
The Navy announced it would posthumously promote the SEAL who died in a late January operation in Yemen, according to a Thursday statement from the service. Read More
This post has been updated to include the name of the SEAL killed in action.
One Navy SEAL was killed and three wounded in a raid against al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members in Yemen this weekend. Read More
General Dynamics NASSCO started work on the fifth mobile sea base to act as a lily pad for Marine, special operations forces and Navy mine countermeasure aircraft, the company announced. Read More
The following is the Jan. 6, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
A Virginia Beach-based explosive ordnance disposal sailor was the first American service member killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Navy announced late last week. Read More
The Pentagon announced Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, was killed in Northern Iraq yesterday while supporting Iraqi forces seeking to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
After more than 200 years, the Navy is making a fundamental change in how it will address its enlisted sailors, according to a notification on the new policy obtained by USNI News. Read More
The following is a Sept. 29, 2016 NAVADMIN message outlining planned changes to the Navy’s enlisted personnel system obtained by USNI News. A previous version of this post featured a draft version of the message. Read More
The following is the Aug. 19, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More