Navy will monitor fitness tests more closely after four recruits die within the last year
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes The Navy ordered sailors to watch fitness test participants more closely for signs of distress and allow do-overs for those having a “bad day,” following a string of deaths over the past year including two young female recruits who collapsed during the tests Four... Read more
U.S. could push Russia into tit-for-tat military spending that could push them to the brink of bankruptcy
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes The United States should pull a page from the Cold War playbook and drive Russia to spend money in a tit-for-tat power game that its smaller economy can’t support, a think tank said in a recent study. The West can exploit factors that are... Read more
Coast Guard polar icebreaker project moves ahead with new contract
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes The Navy has awarded a $746 million contract to a Mississippi shipbuilder for a new heavy polar icebreaker, a move that was nearly sunk last year when its funding was diverted to build a southern U.S. border wall. VT Halter Marine was announced as... Read more
US ambassador to Russia meets Navy leaders in Italy to discuss response to Russian naval activity in the region
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes Two aircraft carrier groups operated jointly in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time since 2016 while Navy leaders ashore met with the U.S. ambassador to Russia this week, steps that analysts say are meant to send a message of strength to Moscow. The... Read more
USS Ross heads to the Black Sea as US and allies increase patrols
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes The destroyer USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Sunday night, the fourth time this year the Navy has sent a warship to the region. In the past year, U.S. and NATO officials have said they will boost their naval presence in the Black... Read more
Cost of new class of ballistic submarines underestimated, watchdog says
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes The estimated $115 billion price for building 12 Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines is inaccurate because it doesn’t factor in all the labor, which could cause cost overruns and production delays, a government watchdog said. The new submarines will replace the 14 aging Ohio-class submarines that... Read more
US and partners work to strengthen sea policing in the Mediterranean
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes A U.S.-led exercise designed to improve protection of vital shipping lanes in the Mediterranean Sea and thwart seaborne crimes in North Africa wraps up this weekend, amid growing tensions in the region. Fourteen countries participated in the weeklong Phoenix Express exercise near Morocco, U.S.... Read more

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