THE PENTAGON – Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) will leave for New York City on Saturday, with President Donald Trump and Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly on hand to see off the ship from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Read More
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Trump: Hospital Ship Comfort to go to New York City, Mercy Set for West Coast Support
This post has been updated with a statement from the Navy.
THE PENTAGON — The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) will be routed to New York City to help alleviate non-COVID-19 medical needs, President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday. Read More
Experts Say Navy Has ‘No Foreseeable Solution’ to Build a 355-Ship Fleet
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Expect the White House’s Fiscal Year 2021 defense funding request to include an unrealistic expectation for the Navy to build a 355-ship fleet, according to a panel of budget experts. Read More
Acting SECNAV Modly Cancels Trident Review Boards for 3 SEALs
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly is canceling review boards for three SEAL officers that could have stripped them of their special operations status, according to a late Wednesday statement provided to USNI News. Read More
SECNAV Richard V. Spencer Removed Over Gallagher Deal With White House; Modly Now Acting SECNAV
The secretary of defense asked Richard V. Spencer to step down as the Secretary of the Navy after Spencer proposed a deal to the White House that would guarantee Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher would retire as a SEAL, despite public statements affirming he would let the process dictate the outcome, according to a late Sunday Pentagon statement. Read More
UPDATED: SECNAV Denies Resignation Threat Over Gallagher Trident Review Board
This post has been updated with additional comments from the Navy and SECNAV Spencer.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer denied he threatened to resign his office over President Trump’s intervention into a Naval Special Warfare Command review board that could strip SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher of his Naval Special Warfare rating. Read More
SECNAV Spencer: Carrier Ford Challenges Tied to Costs Caps, Requirements Process
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The secretary of the Navy said a congressional cost cap on the first Ford-class aircraft carrier led to bad decisions that are reverberating today, and he hopes smarter discussions around cost, risk and requirements will be had for future ship classes such as the upcoming frigate program. Read More
Report to Congress on U.S.-China Relations
The following is the Aug, 8, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, U.S.-China Relations. Read More
Senate Confirms Milley for Joint Chiefs Chair; Hearings for Vice Chair, CNO Nominees Set for Next Week
The Senate confirmed Army Gen. Mark Milley to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Thursday afternoon. Read More
Trump Withdraws Patrick Shanahan from Consideration for SECDEF Job
This post has been updated with a statement from Patrick Shanahan said.
Patrick Shanahan is stepping down as acting U.S. defense secretary and is no longer in contention to lead the Pentagon, according to a series of Tuesday tweets from President Trump. Read More