The first in a new class of Russian guided missile frigate arrived on Thursday to Sevastopol marking the first time the Black Sea Fleet has seen a new blue water warship since the end of the Cold War. Read More
Two carrier strike groups will operate concurrently in the Mediterranean Sea for about two and a half weeks, marking the first simultaneous carrier operations in the region in several years. Read More
This post has been updated with additional statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
A senior Navy supply officer intends to plead guilty to one federal count of making a false statement as part of the ongoing and sweeping bribery and corruption investigation into the Glenn Defense Marine Asia group, the officer told USNI News in a phone interview on Thursday. Read More
The following is the May 31, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The U.S. needs to “establish quality communications with the Russians” to back Moscow away from implementing tactical nuclear weapons in times of crisis, the recently retired NATO commander said. Read More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter signed a Statement of Intent with Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist that aims to increase military capability and interoperability between the two nations. Read More
The following is a Statement of Intent signed today by the Secretary of Defense of the United States and the Minister for Defence of Sweden. The two countries intend to increase military cooperation, enhance interoperability and work together to improve defense capabilities. Read More
A Tuesday intercept of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane by a Chinese fighter the Pentagon deemed unsafe was likely due to “improper airmanship,” a defense official told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the May 27, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify the location of recent DUI arrests among sailors in Japan. They have occurred throughout the country, not just in Okinawa.
Continued alcohol-related crimes by U.S. service members stationed in Japan – despite protests from Japanese officials, up to a prime minster-to-president conversation two weeks ago – puts at risk the military’s ability to conduct its mission in the Pacific and collaborate with their Japanese counterparts effectively, U.S. military personnel told USNI News. Read More