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Two U.S. guided-missile destroyers fired 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles in a series of strikes on a Syrian airfield believed to be the origin point of a chemical weapons strike in the northern part of the country, several military officials told USNI News on Thursday night. Read More
The following is the Feb. 7, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Overseas Contingency Operations Funding: Background and Status. Read More
The following is the Jan. 18, 2017 Government Accountability Office report, Overseas Contingency Operations: OMB and DOD Should Revise the Criteria for Determining Eligible Costs and Identify the Costs Likely to Endure Long Term. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2016. Read More
Senior Chief Scott Dayton. US Navy Photo
A Virginia Beach-based explosive ordnance disposal sailor was the first American service member killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Navy announced late last week. Read More
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) offloads ammunition as it transits the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 16, 2016. US Navy Photo
The carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a ten-month repair and modernization period, the Navy announced on Thursday. Read More
The following is the Aug. 24, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State. Read More
The following is U.S. Navy footage released this week of flight operations on carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Read More
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has used visits to Incirlik Air Base, such as his December 2015 visit above, to discuss accelerating the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. US Army photo.
The fallout of an attempted military coup in Turkey will be long felt across Turkish society, but it also raises the immediate question about the United States’ future use of Incirlik Air Base to carry out extensive air operations against the Islamic State, a Middle East expert said today in Washington D.C. Read More
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), left, and the French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) transit the Northern Arabian Gulf in 2015. US Navy Photo
The French carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) will re-deploy later this year to continue strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. Read More