The following is the Aug. 4, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations In Brief. Read More
Gen. Neller is speaking today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of the U.S. Naval Institute – CSIS Maritime Security Dialogue.
THE PENTAGON – Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said the service has a lot to be proud of today: amid flat funding levels, the Marines are building back readiness, deploying forces at as high a tempo as any time in recent memory, and replacing nearly all its types of aircraft and some ground vehicles with newer and more capable platforms.
And yet, sitting in his Pentagon office, Neller said he couldn’t let that be good enough. Read More
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer pulled into port in Qingdao on Monday for the first Navy port call to China since an international tribunal ruled that many of Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea were invalid. Read More
Congress continues to undercut the LCS program by not fully funding the modular systems vital to achieving the full potential capability of the littoral combatant. Read More
The following is the Aug 4, 2016 Government Accountability Office report, Delaying Procurement of DDG 51 Flight III Ships Would Allow Time to Increase Design Knowledge. Read More
The attorneys for the naval flight officer accused of passing secrets to a foreign government has accused the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fleet Forces of exerting their influence in “an aggressive media campaign,” against their client, according to a late June motion to a military judge to dismiss the case seen by USNI News. Read More
The leaders of the U.S. and South Korean navies met in the Pentagon on Thursday for a discussion that included the threat posed by North Korea, the U.S. Navy announced on Thursday. Read More
The following is the Aug. 4, 2016 NAVADMIN message outlining several changes to Navy uniform policy — including phasing out of the Navy Working Uniform Type I, popularly known as, “blueberries.” Read More
The Marine Corps ordered a mandatory 24-hour operational pause for all non-deployed units to focus on safety and readiness issues following three F/A-18C Hornet crashes this summer, two of which were fatal. Read More