Two former Pentagon officials believe that the U.S. Navy is currently “strained” because of its lack of ships.
For the first time, a Navy official publicly acknowledged that there will be gaps in U.S. aircraft presence in the Middle East and East Asia regions at points next year.
A Chinese attack submarine stalked the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan near Japan last month in the closest encounter between a carrier and a People’s Liberation Army Navy submarine since 2006, according to American defense officials.
The U.S. Navy will conduct patrols within 12 nautical miles of China’s manmade islands in the South China Sea approximately twice each quarter, according to an unnamed defense official.
China bitterly responded to the U.S. destroyer that sailed within 12 miles of its artificial islands in the South China Sea Tuesday, tracking the warship and protesting the U.S. Navy’s decision in a conversation with the U.S. ambassador.
The United States has pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that has been central in the fight against the Islamic State, from the Persian Gulf, military officials said Thursday.
A Navy veteran is currently swimming the length of the Mississippi River in order to honor America’s fallen soldiers.
If it weren’t for the large sample size, you would think that the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldn’t possibly have been accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart,” only 27% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,” only 49% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey. Agreement with, “Overall my quality of life is good or excellent,” dropped from 91% agreement in 2009 to 56% in 2014, and President Obama’s personal approval rating was an eye-catching 15%.
A Chinese interceptor jet conducted a second dangerous pass near a U.S. surveillance aircraft over Asian waters—weeks before a state visit to the United States by Chinese leader Xi Jinping that begins Tuesday.
A congressman and former Marine officer is demanding Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus resign for “openly disrespect[ing]” the Marine Corps by dismissing the service’s study on women in combat.