Pentagon sends ships through Taiwan Strait for third time in three months
Jesse Johnson Japan Times, Tokyo The Pentagon has sent ships through the Taiwan Strait — the third time in as many months — as Washington ramps up naval activities in the waterway, stoking fears in Beijing of a growing alignment with Taipei. The move, likely to be interpreted by... Read more
Bombs Away: Best photos of our military for March 22nd, 2019
This week’s collection of photos gives us a breathtaking view of the B-52 Stratofortress and a gorgeous sunset in California. But it starts in the Pacific Ocean as a Super Stallion helicopter lands on the USS Harpers Ferry as part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. In Germany, the... Read more
Navy enacts almost all changes recommended after fatal USS Fitzgerald, USS McCain collisions
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes The Navy has enacted nearly all the changes recommended in two 2017 reports it ordered after two fatal collisions at sea involving U.S. warships, the vice chief of naval operations recently told Congress. Of the 117 changes the reports recommended — later trimmed to... Read more
China’s New Submarine Nuke Could Hit America
The Chinese navy has tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, one that could eventually allow Chinese ballistic-missile boats, or “boomers,” to threaten the continental United States from waters that are close to China’s shores, and thus safer for the boomers. The People’s Liberation Army Navy tested the JL-3 missile... Read more
The Royal Navy’s Message to Russia Was Pretty Sad
The ship the British Royal Navy deployed to the Black Sea in order to send a message to Russia lacks heavy weaponry and could not defend itself from intensive attack. HMS Echo, a 297-feet-long survey vessel, arrived in Ukrainian waters in early December 2018. “As long as Ukraine faces... Read more
Jim Mattis insta a la Armada estadounidense a actuar de forma impredecible
Bueno, hay una razón por la que se le apoda «Caos». En abril de 2018 el Ministro de Defensa estadounidense Jim Mattis dejó a la comunidad naval afligida al cuestionar, estilo Hamlet, los esfuerzos de la Armada estadounidense por rotar sus fuerzas de superficie, anfibias y de portaaviones desde... Read more
War With Russia Could Look a Lot Like War With the Soviets Did
A non-nuclear war between NATO and Russia could pit bombers, aircraft carriers and submarines against each other along Europe’s cold northern frontier, according to one new study. If that sounds familiar, it’s because a war between NATO and the Soviet Union might have played out in the same way... Read more
Japanese Navy Could Acquire Aircraft Carriers
The Japanese government announced on Nov. 27, 2018 that it plans to modify its two Izumo-class helicopter carriers to support F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters. The announcement follows years of speculation that began even before Izumo commissioned into service in 2015. “Since we are equipped with such vessels, it... Read more
Russia Weaponizes Its Coast Guard
The recent standoff between Ukraine and Russia in the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov has put the often-ignored Russian coast guard into the spotlight. Expletive-laden videos in Russian show a coast guard cutter ramming a Ukrainian tug, probably incurring damage in the process. The Russian coast guard is... Read more
The U.S. Navy Can’t Fix Its Submarines
The U.S. Navy wants to add 10 new attack submarines to its fleet, but according to a scathing government report, it can’t maintain the 56 attack submarines it has as of late 2018. “The Navy has been unable to begin or complete the vast majority of its attack submarine... Read more
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