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  • Pentagon sends Navy and Coast Guard ships through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China

    03/25/2019 8:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/25/2019 | BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    The Pentagon sent U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday amid growing tensions between China and Taiwan. “The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” a U.S. military statement said, according to Reuters. “The U.S. will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows." The deployment of Navy destroyer Curtis Wilbur and Coast Guard cutter Bertholf risks raising tensions with China but will likely be seen by Taiwan as a sign of support from Washington. Taiwan, which considers itself a sovereign state with a...
  • Honeycutt pulls out of Democratic Party, citing shift to left

    03/24/2019 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 32 replies
    The Lancaster News (South Carolina) ^ | March 24, 2019, p. 1A | Greg Summers
    Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt is no longer a Democrat. Honeycutt, elected to his fourth term in 2018, informed the local party Thursday that he was leaving. In an interview, the 81-year-old said he doesn’t plan to run for office again or join another political party. [photo caption] Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt [photo credit: FILE PHOTO] “I’ve thought about this for some time, and I’ve done what I felt like in good conscience that I should do,” he said Friday. “I don’t plan to go back. I’m not going to join anyone else. I’m going to be...
  • Plug and Fight: A French Air Wing on a U.S. Carrier

    03/15/2019 6:41:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | March 1, 2019 | Commander Christophe Charpentier, French Navy
    France has a single nuclear-powered aircraft carrier—the Charles de Gaulle—and one carrier air wing (CVW), composed of three Rafale-M fighter squadrons and one E-2C Hawkeye squadron. During the midlife update of the ship (known to her crew as “mother”) scheduled between February 2017 and July 2018, a major concern for the French Navy was maintaining the “savoir faire” of the French carrier strike group (CSG) gained during operational deployments in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria. In 2016, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson offered his French counterpart, Chief of Staff of the French Navy...
  • Breaking Fox News//Chinese Hacking our Military

    03/13/2019 2:22:57 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies ^ | 3/12/19 | FoxNews Lou Dobbs Tonight 3/12/19 Breaking Fox News March 12, 2019 David Asman from Fox Business Network was in for Lou with informative guests on China's devious and dangerous behavior.
  • Astronaut Legend Receives Naval Astronaut Wings Aboard 'Ike'

    03/11/2010 1:01:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 563+ views ^ | 3/11/2010 | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Amy Kirk
    Legendary astronaut and former Navy pilot received a pair of honorary Naval Astronaut Wings in a ceremony aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) March 10 in recognition for his dedicated service to the Navy and in the field of space exploration. Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon July 20, 1969, was aboard Ike as part of the "Legends of Aerospace" tour sponsored by Morale Entertainment. "Today is a special occasion for all of naval aviation. As you can imagine, it is a tremendous honor for me to present Neil Armstrong with astronaut wings,"...
  • If These US Navy Patents are Made Then We Are in a Star Trek Technology World

    03/09/2019 6:04:55 AM PST · by vannrox · 88 replies
    Next BIG Future ^ | 22FB19 | Brian Wang
    February 22, 2019 |   Salvatore Cezar Pais is a US Navy researcher. Salvatore has three amazing patents that would be incredible breakthroughs in physics if they are true. The least extreme is a patent for Piezoelectricity-Induced Room Temperature Superconductor. The other two patents are gravity wave generator and inertial mass reduction.If these could be realized as technologies then we are talking Star Trek level spaceships. The gravitational wave generator could be used for propellentless propulsion to near the speed of light. Being able to reduce inertia would also mean capabilities which currently seem beyond known physics.The more likely situation...
  • Betrayal of Seal Team 6 Led To Extortion 17 Massacre In Biden’s Benghazi

    03/08/2019 10:25:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-08-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Democrat Joe Biden has been lurking in the 2020 presidential shadows being presented by those with their 2020 fingers crossed as an adult in the romper room of pubescent progressives waiting for their Spartacus moments as they learn the complexities of basic math and leadership skills. Biden was the top choice for 28 percent of likely Democratic primary voters surveyed in a recent University of Massachusetts Amherst poll, despite him not having declared a 2020 presidential bid. Yet while critics of President Trump’s foreign policy accuse him of a degree of recklessness and immaturity that place the nation’s security at...
  • YouTube Bans Navy SEAL Vet Who Helped Expose Nathan Phillips’ Military Record

    03/06/2019 12:45:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Big League Politics. ^ | Mar 6, 2019 | Tom Pappert
    The YouTube account responsible for exposing stolen valor is one of the latest casualties of Big Tech’s censorship campaign. The Big Tech Giant banned the veteran and YouTuber who helped break the story about Native American activist Nathan Phillips being a refrigerator repairman who never left the United States, and not a “Recon Ranger” who served in Vietnam. Don Shipley’s YouTube account “Buds131” was banned by the platform citing years old videos, but Shipley considers the act to be retribution for his recent videos revealing that Phillips was a refrigerator repairman who routinely went AWOL, and not a Vietnam veteran....
  • USS Fitzgerald: A Warship Doomed By Its Own Navy

    03/05/2019 5:34:46 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    ProPublica ^ | March 4, 2019 | T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi
    A little after 1:30 a.m. on June 17, 2017, Alexander Vaughan tumbled from his bunk onto the floor of his sleeping quarters on board the Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald. The shock of cold, salty water snapped him awake. He struggled to his feet and felt a torrent rushing past his thighs. Around him, sailors were screaming. “Water on deck. Water on deck!” Vaughan fumbled for his black plastic glasses and strained to see through the darkness of the windowless compartment.
  • Bombs,Bullets and Beer-The British Brew Barge of WWII

    03/03/2019 4:14:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    War History Online ^ | 3MAR19 | Samantha Flaum
     .inad{min-height:250px}.inad:before{content: "Advertisement";font-size: 11px;line-height: 11px;display: block}   SHARE:FacebookTwitter What better way to keep a soldier at his best than to keep him happy?In 1933, the 21st Amendment saw America out of Prohibition and brought the legal sale of alcohol back to the country. Less than a decade later, the country was pulled into the grips of World War II and found itself fighting side-by-side with an ally who had quite different ideas about drinking.Though American marketing and industry nomenclature sing the praises of German- and Belgian-style beer, Great Britain has maintained a strong brewing culture since before the Romans arrived on...
  • U.S. Navy ships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait, riling China

    02/25/2019 10:25:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2019 | by Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON - The United States sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday as the U.S. military increased the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. The movement comes as U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States and China are “very, very close” to a deal to end a months-long trade war that has slowed global growth and disrupted markets. The...
  • Years of Warning Then Death and Disaster (U.S.S. Fitzgerald and U.S.S. John McCain)

    02/24/2019 8:56:33 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    ProPublica ^ | February 7, 2019 | Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose, T. Christian Miller
    When Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was elevated to lead the vaunted 7th Fleet in 2015, he expected it to be the pinnacle of his nearly four-decade Navy career. But what he found with the 7th Fleet alarmed and angered him. The fleet was short of sailors, and those it had were often poorly trained and worked to exhaustion. Its warships were falling apart, and a bruising, ceaseless pace of operations meant there was little chance to get necessary repairs done. The very top of the Navy was consumed with buying new, more sophisticated ships, even as its sailors struggled to...
  • Biden's Son Keeps Law License Despite Drug-Related Navy Reserve Discharge

    10/20/2014 8:55:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/20/2014 | unknown
    Despite being cashiered out of the Navy Reserve for testing positive for cocaine, Vice President Joe Biden's son is still being allowed to practice law and won't lose his Connecticut law license. Late last week the Wall Street Journal reported that in February of this year Hunter Biden, 44, tested positive for cocaine during a drug test administered by the Navy and was immediately discharged from the Navy Reserve. Days later the Connecticut Bar announced that it was not initiating any reviews of the younger Biden's law license.
  • Grenade Pins

    02/20/2019 9:29:17 AM PST · by Chainmail · 80 replies
    Self | 2/20/2019 | Chainmail
    When I was a Marine 1st Lieutenant in 1975, I was gifted 125 hand grenades by a departing army unit for our battalion's training. Pleased with myself (since everything was hard to get for my Marines those days), I told our battalion commander of our acquisition. He was horrified, since he detested grenades and harbored a fear that the troops would "frag" him with them (!) (he had many issues..) so he commanded me to destroy all 125 grenades myself at the grenade range and to have another lieutenant count the blasts to make sure that they were all destroyed....
  • The Navy Just Bought A Fleet Of Robot Submarines To Prowl The Oceans And Mess With Adversaries

    02/19/2019 11:07:58 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-19-2019 | Jared Keller
    The Navy is bulking up its fleet of autonomous robot vessels with the purchase of a cadre of four of Boeing's extremely large and incredibly grandiose unmanned Orca submarines. On Feb. 13, the Navy awarded Boeing a $43 million contract to produce four of the 51-foot Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) that are capable of traveling some 6,500 nautical miles unaided, the US Naval Institute reported. According to USNI, the Navy could potentially deploy the Orcas from existing vessels to conduct "mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, electronic warfare and strike missions." But as Popular Mechanics points out,...
  • Fight the Ship: Death and Valor on a Warship Doomed by Its Own Navy

    02/10/2019 11:24:51 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 78 replies
    ProPublica ^ | Feb. 6, 2019 | T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi
    A little after 1:30 a.m. on June 17, 2017, Alexander Vaughan tumbled from his bunk onto the floor of his sleeping quarters on board the Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald. The shock of cold, salty water snapped him awake. He struggled to his feet and felt a torrent rushing past his thighs. Around him, sailors were screaming. “Water on deck. Water on deck!” Vaughan fumbled for his black plastic glasses and strained to see through the darkness of the windowless compartment. Underneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, 12 miles off the coast of Japan, the tidy world of Berthing 2...
  • The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb

    02/09/2019 9:26:34 PM PST · by Bratch · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2017 | The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
    The History guy remembers Eugene "Lucky" Flucky and the U.S.S. Barb, the submarine that sank a train.
  • Russian navy unveils new weapon that makes enemies hallucinate and vomit

    02/05/2019 2:06:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 31 replies
    Black Listed news ^ | February 4, 2019 | Editorial staff
    Two Russian naval vessels have been fitted with a defensive weapon, which, during testing, caused some subjects to hallucinate and vomit because of its disorientating effect. RIA Novosti, Russia’s domestic state news agency, reported that a Russian military contractor had begun supplying the navy with the weapon, a “visual optical interference” device, named Filin 5P-42. The weapon’s name "Filin" translates to "Eagle Owl" in English. The technology, which was developed to dazzle and incapacitate attackers, has been deployed on the Russian naval frigates Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov, according to a news release from Ruselectornics, which created the Filin system,...
  • Navy struggles to find a place for Bath-built Zumwalt stealth destroyers

    02/01/2019 11:19:17 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 51 replies
    Brunswick Times Herald via The Portland Press Herald ^ | Friday, February 1, 2019 | Nathan Strout
    Navy struggles to find a place for Bath-built Zumwalt stealth destroyers The Zumwalts were built for a mission that the Navy no longer views as a priority. BY NATHAN STROUT BRUNSWICK TIMES RECORD Friday, February 1, 2019 BRUNSWICK — To those who kept a close eye on the development of the Navy’s futuristic, next-generation destroyers, calling the Zumwalt-class program a disappointment could be an understatement. In the early 2000s, the Navy hoped to build 32 highly advanced stealth destroyers built solely at Bath Iron Works. BIW employees were hopeful that the new destroyers would be a source of work for...
  • The Navy’s newest destroyer, the Michael Monsoor, is as much an experiment as a ship-killer

    01/26/2019 1:08:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2019 | Samantha Masunaga
    Photos at link. With slick sides and sharp angles, the Michael Monsoor and its sister ship Zumwalt cut a distinct silhouette along the waters of San Diego. Unlike a nearby aircraft carrier whose radar juts into the air, the Monsoor’s composite material deckhouse is polygonal and covered with material that can absorb radar waves and increase the destroyer’s stealthiness. Its “tumblehome” hull looks like something you’d see on a ship built before World War I. Make no mistake, the Monsoor guided-missile destroyer — named after Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, who grew up in Garden Grove and died in 2006...