People’s Liberation Army Navy officers with a U.S. officer on a Chinese warship in Hawaii, June 28, 2014. PLA Daily Photo
This post has been amended to include an additional comment from U.S. 3rd Fleet.
Ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) have already been invited back for future Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday. Read More
Italian firefighters dressed in chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) suits set up a perimeter of signs around a container suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during a US led exercise in 2004. US Navy Photo
The following is the Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, released on Monday. Read More
Members of a special battle force stand on China’s missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, June 9, 2014. Xinhua Photo
A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has called on the Navy and the Pentagon to have more open discussion about Chinese military capability and not grant, “Beijing a veto over what we can and cannot say.” Read More
MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679)
The U.S. ship that was quickly put into service to neutralize Syrian chemical weapons has departed Rota, Spain to take on the arms at an Italian port, Pentagon officials announced on Wednesday. Read More
People’s Liberation Army special forces in June 2013. Xinhua Photo
The following is the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2014. The report was released on June 5, 2014. Read More
ISAF Commander Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. in 2013. DoD Photo.
The current commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan has been tapped to be the next commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Pentagon announced today. Read More
MH-60S helicopter from the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 on May 30, 2014. US Navy Photo
While acknowledging, “we will always have an operational need for vertical lift,” the Pentagon’s tight budget future is keeping the initiative to replace its aging fleet of helicopters on a small science-and- technology diet that worries industry. Read More
USS Bataan (LHD-5) on May 15, 2014. US Navy Photo
The Pentagon is moving an amphibious warship closer to Libya following an attack on the prime minister’s home, a defense official told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Navy SEALs train at Virginia Beach, Va. in 2012. U.S. Navy Photo
The following is the May 8, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work. DOD Photo
The following is the text of Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work May 14, 2014 message to the Department of Defense workforce.