Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87) on Sept. 10, 2016. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with an additional statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
Houthi rebels fired two more cruise missiles at the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87) on Wednesday and Pentagon officials are pledging a response, DoD spokesman Peter Cook said in a Wednesday statement. Read More
Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, director, unmanned warfare systems, discusses the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) Sea Hunter on April 7, 2016. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON — One year into his job as the inaugural director of unmanned warfare systems (OPNAV N99), Rear Adm. Robert Girrier has overseen progress on three key unmanned platforms, begun work on a common-control system to plan and execute missions in multiple domains, and set priorities for out-year budgets. Read More
The following is the Sept. 29, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Recent Conflicts. Read More
Nabil Fahmy, then Dean at the School of Public Affairs, American University in Cairo in 2011. Chatham House Photo
One of the Middle East’s foremost diplomats warned the region remains on the precipice of implosion — split along sectarian, cultural and political lines. Read More
USS Mason (DDG-87) fires an SM-2 during a March 2016 exercise. US Navy Image
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post used the incorrect name for one of the U.S. missiles used in the engagement on Sunday. The missile is the Evolved Seasparrow Missile, not the Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile.
The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned. Read More
A medical vehicle attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), drives aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during an Oct. 7 onload of more than 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and nearly 300 pallets of supplies. US Navy photo.
Amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) is in Haiti today and amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) is en route to respond to the island nation that suffered infrastructure destruction from winds and flooding, a death toll of more than 1,000 and now a cholera outbreak after Hurricane Matthew made landfall last week. Read More
The following is the Sept. 28, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Read More
USS Mason (DDG-87) on Aug. 3, 2016. US Navy Photo
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87) was unsuccessfully attacked with two missiles fired from Yemen on Sunday, Pentagon officials told reporters early Monday morning. Read More
The following is Oct. 5, 2016 footage of U.S. Marine Corps MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) 24 land aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19). Read More
Zumwalt (DDG 1000) arrives at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island during its maiden voyage from Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine on Sept. 8, 2016. US Navy Photo
The first in a trio of guided missile destroyer will arrive in Baltimore today ahead of a commissioning ceremony this week, service officials told USNI News. Read More