USS Porter (DDG-78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional information on the intellgence findings that informed U.S. leaders’ decision to carry out the attack on Thursday.
THE PENTAGON — Senior U.S. defense officials today briefed reporters on the planning and execution of a Tomahawk strike on al-Shayrat Airfield in Western Syria Thursday night, which involved two guided-missile destroyers launching 59 missiles at targets. Read More
Russian Admiral Grigorovich frigate leaving the Black Sea on April 7, 2017 following US Tomahawk strikes in Syria. Photo by Alper Böler used with permission
The Russian Navy has sent its most advanced Black Sea frigate into the Eastern Mediterranean on Friday following a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airfield, according to ship spotters in Turkey. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional information and will continue to be updated as new details become available.
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