Destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). US Navy Photo
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post indicated that guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt was underway following repairs in Panama. In fact, the ship has completed repairs and shifted berths from former U.S. Naval Station Rodman to Balboa, Panama.
THE PENTAGON — USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is preparing to leave port following several days of repairs after breaking down in the Panama Canal, service officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Members of a special battle force stand on China’s missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, June 9, 2014. Xinhua Photo
American allies and partners in the Pacific don’t Washington or Beijing, “to do anything stupid” that would lead to war after the Trump administration takes office in January, retired Rear Adm. Mike McDevitt, USN, said Tuesday. Read More
An undated picture of a Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy patrol craft.
An Iranian patrol boat trained a crew-served weapon on a Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter as a U.S. carrier strike group transited the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More
The following is the Nov. 16, 2016 Congressional Research Service Report, Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention. Read More
Senior Chief Scott Dayton. US Navy Photo
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
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Gage Skidmore
Shortly after the presidential election, USNI News ran a piece looking forward into a U.S. military under a Trump administration.
The report pieced together statements from Trump that may represent his outline for what he often stated was a need to “rebuild the military.” Briefly summarized, Trump’s plan would result in 50 new ships for the U.S. Navy, a 33-percent growth in the size of the Marine Corps, and 50,000 additional soldiers for the Army. Read More
USS Wasp (LHD-1) departs Souda Bay, Greece, on Nov. 1, 2016. US Navy Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When amphibious warship USS Wasp (LHD-1) deploys the first time from its new homeport in Japan in late 2017, it’ll ship out with some extras: a squadron of Marine F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, three guided-missile destroyers, a Marine general and a Navy admiral. Read More
The following is the Nov. 17, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay: History and Legal Issues Regarding Its Lease Agreements. Read More
Aerial view of the future littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during its launch sequence at the Austal USA shipyard on Feb. 24, 2015. US Navy Photo
The Navy’s 10th Littoral Combat Ship successfully completed its acceptance trials ahead of a planned commissioning next year. Read More
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile in 2015. KCNA Photo
North Korea’s continued testing of nuclear weapons and expanded submarine-launched ballistic missiles threaten not only the South Korea, United States forces on the peninsula, and Japan but the global community, one of Seoul’s senior defense acquisition planners told a Washington forum Monday. Read More