The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned the administration Tuesday that if it tried to split the position of the director of the National Security Agency from the military leader of Cyber Command, “I will object to the confirmation of the person nominated.” Read More
This post has been updated to correct that Adm. Phil Davidson was speaking about destroyers when discussing the elimination of sonar shacks onboard ships.
HAMPTON, VA. — The Navy took risk in many of its destroyer fleet’s mission sets during a period of uncontested operations at sea, and U.S. Fleet Forces Command has now been tasked with regaining sea control and all-domain access. Read More
The following is the Sept. 9, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The U.S. Navy’s presence in the Arctic region has been limited due to constrained budgets and urgent needs elsewhere in the world, the chief of naval operations said, but future ships should still be designed with potential Arctic operations in mind. Read More
China and Russia kicked off more than a week of naval exercises in the South China Sea that will include an “island seizing” exercise, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense announced on Monday. Read More
CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. — With a short, “you’re dismissed,” Col. Anthony “Tony” Henderson gave the Marines and Navy personnel staring at him the next order: “Go make babies.” Read More
Last month the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) returned home from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific – the first time in several years a carrier from the continental United States had deployed specifically to that region rather than simply passing through on the way to and from the Middle East.
In addition to highlighting a shift in focus to the Pacific, the deployment featured an opportunity to practice high-end warfighting skills with another U.S. carrier strike group, several exercises with allies and partners in the region, and persistent but professional contact with Chinese ships sent to shadow Stennis.
Stennis Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Huffman detailed the highlights of the deployment in an interview with USNI News. Read More
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY — The next president of the United States should act quickly to undo sequestration and create a defense budget that allows for smart long-term planning and investment, a former under secretary of defense for policy said today. Read More
Three national security experts said Thursday that one of the next administration’s most important tools in dealing with an aggressive Russia could be seriously undermined if the European Union decides in December not to renew strong economic sanctions to curb Moscow’s ambitions along its borders. Read More