US, Nigeria, other nations train navies in Gulf of Guinea

World 04/01/19, 10:43

The United States Navy and 33 other countries recently carried out weeks of maritime training in the Gulf of Guinea, to improve safety against pirates and to improve the monitoring of the West Africa coastline.The Obangame Express training exercise, in its ninth year, this year included 2,500 personnel, 95 ships ...

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to

America 03/21/19, 12:42

An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country's central bank.Chris Osman, a 44-year-old retired ...

Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Politics 02/20/19, 20:44

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from an array of government agencies ...

Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

New York 01/18/19, 13:52

One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday.The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's attack ...

Navy SEAL pleads not guilty to killing captured ISIS teen

U.S. 01/04/19, 19:01

A decorated Navy SEAL pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of premeditated murder and other crimes in the stabbing death of a teenage Islamic State prisoner in Iraq last year and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians.Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher will stand trial between Feb. 19 and March 1 ...

Report: Propeller blade broke, causing military plane crash

U.S. 12/05/18, 23:12

Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 ...

US Navy commissions new destroyer Thomas Hudner in Boston

U.S. 12/01/18, 11:48

The U.S. Navy has commissioned its newest guided-missile destroyer, named for a Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War.The commissioning ceremony for the USS Thomas Hudner was held Saturday in Boston.The Maine-built Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is named in honor of ...

At Southcom, Mattis sees stability in Western Hemisphere

U.S. 11/26/18, 14:57

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the U.S. military brings stability to most of Latin America through its operations run across the hemisphere by the Miami-based Southern Command.Mattis spoke Monday at a ceremony appointing Navy Adm. Craig Faller as new leader of the command that oversees U.S. military operations ...

Argentina minister says country without means to rescue sub

World 11/17/18, 11:17

The Argentine government acknowledged on Saturday that it lacked the proper technology to rescue the submarine found deep in the Atlantic that disappeared a year ago with 44 crew members aboard.Defense Minister Oscar Aguad said at a press conference that the navy lacks submersibles with "modern technology" capable of "verifying ...

More charges filed against Navy veteran in ricin-letter case

U.S. 10/18/18, 11:57

Authorities have found two additional letters a Navy veteran in Utah sent to members of President Donald Trump's administration containing the substance from which the poison ricin is derived, federal prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed Thursday.William Clyde Allen III, 39, was charged with mailing envelopes to the CIA director ...

Interior Secretary to announce $3M Boston Navy yard project

U.S. 10/04/18, 23:09

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is announcing plans to refurbish the old Navy yard in Boston that's home to the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat.Zinke and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer are expected to visit the Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday to discuss a $3 million project ...

US-China tensions spilling over into the military arena

U.S. 09/25/18, 17:21

A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena.The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that China had canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy, and U.S. officials said China had denied a request for a U.S. Navy ...

French boat rescues injured Indian sailor from yacht

Europe 09/24/18, 02:52

A French ship on Monday rescued an Indian sailor who was injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean during a round-the-world solo yacht race, Indian officials said.India's defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, tweeted that it was "a sense of relief to know that naval officer" Abhilash Tomy was "rescued by the ...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

America 09/22/18, 20:58

China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.The Defense Ministry said the U.S. had no right to interfere in ...

End of content

No more pages to load