The followings is the Fiscal Year 2017 summary of the Department of Defense freedom of navigation operations. Read More
This post will be updated as new information becomes available.
A V-22 has gone down in Syria, injuring two service member sometime on Thursday, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
On Thursday, the U.S. Air Force dropped the largest U.S. conventional weapon — the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb dropped from an Air Force MC-130 — on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The following is a 2003 test Air Force test of the weapon and an April 13, 2017 video of the strike. Read More
The number one priority of the nation’s nuclear modernization program is command and control of the strategic forces, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Feb. 3, 2017 Congressional Research Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues. Read More
The following Jan. 27, 2016 video is from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The “Boneyard” contains about 5,000 retired military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps throughout its 2,600 acres. Read More
The following is a Jan. 19, 2017 memo obtained by USNI News outlining the acting leadership of the Department of Defense and the individual armed services following President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Pentagon terms-of-the-moment go, Anti-Access-Area Denial has been on the forefront of strategic conversation across the services and military academia for more than 15 years. Now, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said his service will stop using the term for the sake of clarity. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information on U.S. P-8A deployments to Europe.
A Russian fighter has come within 10 feet of a Navy surveillance flight over the Black Sea on Wednesday, defense officials told USNI News. Read More
The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Defense Department is working through the problems of future robotic weapon systems – so-called thinking weapons. Read More