Tom W. Freeman, Prolific Naval Artist, Dies at 62

Tom W. Freeman, Prolific Naval Artist, Dies at 62

Tom Freeman presents “A Presidential First” to President George W. Bush at the White House. The painting shows the President landing in an S-3 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 1 May 2003. US Naval Institute Photo

Tom Freeman presents “A Presidential First” to President George W. Bush at the White House. The painting shows the President landing in an S-3 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 1 May 2003. US Naval Institute Photo

The worlds of art, history and all things maritime lost a well-known master this week. Internationally acclaimed watercolorist Tom W. Freeman died on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 62. Read More

Spain and U.S. Sign Permanent Basing Agreement for up to 3,500 U.S. Marines

Spain and U.S. Sign Permanent Basing Agreement for up to 3,500 U.S. Marines

U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa move toward an objective during a training exercise on Quartier Colonel de Chabrieres, France on May 29, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa move toward an objective during a training exercise on Quartier Colonel de Chabrieres, France on May 29, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

The governments of Spain and the U.S. signed a basing agreement permitting the presence of up to 3,500 U.S. Marines at an airbase in southwestern Spain on Wednesday. Read More

Dissident: Putin Regime is Built on Contradictions

Dissident: Putin Regime is Built on Contradictions

An undated photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin Russian Presidential Press and Information Office Photo

An undated photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian Presidential Press and Information Office Photo

One of Russia’s most prominent dissidents told the Atlantic Council on Wednesday that “the system built by [President Vladimir] Putin is contradictory” because it is “a centralized, vertical structure focused on one man” who can be limited in his view and distracted by competing demands. Read More

Navy, Raytheon Test Standard Missile-6 Against Supersonic Over-the-Horizon Threat

Navy, Raytheon Test Standard Missile-6 Against Supersonic Over-the-Horizon Threat

USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship's Aegis weapons system on June 19, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship’s Aegis weapons system on June 19, 2014. US Navy Photo

This article has been updated to include additional information from Raytheon.

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully engaged an over-the-horizon supersonic target with a Standard Missile-6 for the first time, the company announced today. Read More

Coast Guard Rolls Out New Cyber Strategy

Coast Guard Rolls Out New Cyber Strategy

Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul Zunkuft

Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft

The commandant of the Coast Guard says cyber “is going to be a domain as natural as breathing” that offers a host of challenges to the private and public sector, and the first step in meeting those challenges is understanding “the need to defend your cyber space.” Read More