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 is the second of two opinion pieces examining the Iran nuclear deal and the recent attacks in Yemen.
Recent events in the Middle East illustrate the continued expansion of Iranian influence, and the lifting of economic sanctions in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, the “Iran Nuclear deal”) will accelerate this strategic trend by reviving Iran’s economic health. The nuclear provisions of the JCPOA might work to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state in the next ten years; however, Iran has demonstrated with certainty that it will use the infusion of cash to further support proxy groups to achieve its interests in the region. Read More
A U.S. warship has conducted a freedom of navigation operation near Chinese holdings in the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News. Read More
LONDON — The first of the Royal Navy’s future ballistic nuclear missile submarines will be known as HMS Dreadnought, the UK Ministry of Defence announced on Friday. Read More
This is the first of two opinion pieces examining the Iran nuclear deal and the recent attacks in Yemen.
The recent spate of Yemeni Houthi rebel anti-ship missile attacks in the strategically important littorals near the Bab el-Mandeb strait, have drawn America’s attention to Yemen’s bitter civil war. Read More
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – The Marine Corps has not evolved its ship-to-shore maneuver tactics nearly as much as it has its air and ground operations to keep up with threats and technology development, and the service hopes to change that through an innovative rapid prototyping effort to quickly hash through potential game-changing technologies. Read More
The following is an Oct. 20, 2016 statement signed by the heads of the U.S. and U.K. navies as well as the head of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) pledging increased cooperation. Read More
CAMP PENDLETON MARINE CORPS BASE, Calif. — On a self-described “sort of a thank-you tour,” Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told a crowd of Marines that changes implemented during his tenure have bettered and strengthened the Marine Corps and is preparing them for the unpredictable future operational environment. Read More
The first restart Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works completed its first set of builder’s trials, Naval Sea Systems Command said on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Oct. 13, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress Read More