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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