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  • CNO Nominee Moran Will Retire from Navy Amidst Questions From SECNAV on Judgment

    07/08/2019 2:14:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 7, 2019 11:51 PM | Sam LaGrone
    CNO Nominee Moran Will Retire from Navy Amidst Questions From SECNAV on Judgment By: Sam LaGrone July 7, 2019 10:40 PM • Updated: July 7, 2019 11:51 PM The admiral confirmed to lead the U.S. Navy starting next month will instead step aside from assuming the chief of naval operations job and retire, service officials confirmed to USNI News on Sunday night. “I informed the Secretary of the Navy today that I have decided to decline my appointment as the next Chief of Naval Operations. He has expressed his support,” Adm. Bill Moran, who was set to be sworn in...
  • Former Military Intelligence Official: ‘Low Probability’ UFO Technology Is Of This World *(Tucker)

    06/01/2019 2:58:41 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Scott Morefield
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the military’s “different approach” to UFO sightings with former military intelligence official Luis Elizondo on Friday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” *snip* “Let me ask you one last question,” said the Fox News host. “Do you believe, based on your decade of serving in the U.S. government on this question, that the U.S. government has in its possession any material from one of these aircrafts?” “I do. Yes,” he responded. “Do you think the U.S. government has debris from a UFO in its possession right now?” asked Carlson. “Unfortunately, Tucker, I really have to...
  • Trump Says He’s Not a UFO Believer But “Anything’s Possible”

    07/07/2019 6:34:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 36 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | July 6, 2019 | Paul Seaburn
    Trump Says He’s Not a UFO Believer But “Anything’s Possible” Paul Seaburn July 6, 2019 “I’m not a believer, but you know, I guess anything is possible.” If you’ve been curious about what President Trump thinks about UFO’s, in an interview with Tucker Carlson from the Fox News Channel, which took place while the president was in South Korea recently, he revealed that he’s “not a believer” in unidentified flying objects. If you’re curious about what he thinks in particular about the UFOs that Navy pilots have been reporting and which have been recorded on radar, he had this to...
  • Navy SEAL trial exposes divide in normally secretive force

    06/30/2019 11:59:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2019 | Julie Watson, AP
    The WhatsApp group would eventually lead to formal allegations that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher fatally stabbed a wounded Islamic State captive in his care and shot civilians in Iraq in 2017. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. A jury of mostly combat Marines will ultimately decide the fate of the 19-year-veteran and Bronze Star recipient charged with murder, attempted murder and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline for posing with the corpse for photographs. No matter the outcome, the court-martial at Naval Base San Diego has provided a rare view into the insular Navy SEAL...
  • Docs Show Navy Got 'UFO' Patent Granted By Warning Of Similar Chinese Tech Advances

    06/28/2019 9:59:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies ^ | Brett Tingley and Tyler Rogoway
    The United States Secretary of Navy is listed as the assignee on several radical aviation technologies patented by an aerospace engineer working at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) headquarters in Patuxent River, Maryland. One of these patents describes a "hybrid aerospace-underwater craft" claimed to be capable of truly extraordinary feats of speed and maneuverability in air, water, and outer space alike thanks to a revolutionary electromagnetic propulsion system. Sound far fetched? You’re not alone. A primary patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) thought so too. But then the Chief Technical Officer (CTO)...
  • Littoral Combat Ship Billings Still in Montreal After Hitting a Moored Ship

    06/28/2019 7:13:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 26, 2019 6:14 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Littoral Combat Ship Billings Still in Montreal After Hitting a Moored Ship By: Sam LaGrone June 26, 2019 6:14 PM Screen capture of a video showing Billings strike a moored cargo ship. Littoral Combat Ship Billings (LCS-15) is pier-side in Montreal undergoing repairs after making contact with a merchant ship on Friday, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. The Freedom-class LCS, delivered to the Navy in February, was leaving its slip when it allided with the bulk carrier Rosaire Desgagnes, according to a video of the incident reviewed by USNI News. The LCS was under the assistance of two...
  • John Bird: In light of Iranian aggression, the US Navy must grow in size and capability

    06/24/2019 3:30:14 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 20 replies
    fox ^ | 06/24/2019 | John Bird
    The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East.For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a tougher posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.
  • Are Some Of The UFOs Navy Pilots Are Encountering Actually Airborne Radar Reflectors?

    06/23/2019 5:57:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    Following the revelations that a series of bizarre encounters between Navy pilots and UFOs had occurred off the east coast of the United States from 2014 to early 2015, The War Zone set out in search of any possible explanation for at least some of these incidents that don't involve fantastic origins or extremely advanced technology. Over the last month, we have identified one possibility, in particular, that is worth mentioning. Instead of anti-gravitational propulsion or flying machines from space, this possibility—and that is all it is, a possibility—has to do with specially designed radar reflector balloons and submarines, as...
  • Recent UFO Encounters With Navy Pilots Occurred Constantly Across Multiple Squadrons

    06/21/2019 3:47:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 88 replies
    One of the biggest questions surrounding the most recent known spate of UFO encounters with U.S. Navy pilots—those that occurred off the southeastern seaboard of the United States between 2014 and early 2015—pertains to how persistent they actually were. We know Super Hornet aircrews from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), the Red Rippers, detected unknown objects multiple times on radar and one aircrew even had a close encounter visually with one of them, but what about the rest of the many Hornet squadrons based at Naval Air Station Oceana, not to mention the E-2 Hawkeye squadrons from nearby NAS Norfolk?...
  • Medic testifies that he, not Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, was responsible for ISIS fighter's death

    06/20/2019 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2019-06-20 | Greg Norman
    A medic testifying in the trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher – who is accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq – has shockingly testified Thursday that he is the one who killed the militant, not Gallagher. The medic told a court at Naval Base San Diego that he killed the fighter by asphyxiation. He also testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter, but did not kill him. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged killing of a wounded ISIS fighter and alleged instances of firing sniper...
  • Chinese military taking 'irresponsible actions' toward U.S. forces in Djibouti, intel chief says

    06/16/2019 2:00:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2019 | Geoff Hill
    The Chinese military is guilty of “irresponsible actions” toward American forces stationed at Djibouti’s Camp Lemonnier on the Horn of Africa, a senior U.S. military intelligence officer said. The home of U.S. military operations in the region and the biggest U.S. base on the continent, Camp Lemonnier is near the People’s Liberation Army’s first overseas military base, and the proximity has been a continuing source of tension. Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence at the U.S. Africa Command, told a small group of African-based journalists in a telephone media roundtable that China tried to “constrain international airspace” by barring...
  • Trump says he was briefed on Navy sightings of UFOs; 'Do I believe it? Not particularly'

    06/15/2019 6:03:31 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies ^ | Louis Casiano
    President Trump said he's been briefed by Navy pilots regarding sightings of unidentified flying objects, but remained skeptical of the existence of UFOs. George Stephanopoulos of ABC News raised the issue during an interview with Trump released Saturday. "I was struck in the last few couple of weeks, we're reading more and more reports of Navy pilots seeing lots and lots of UFOs," Stephanopoulos said to a smiling Trump. "Have you been briefed on that? What do you make of it?" "I want them to think whatever they think," Trump replied, referring to the Navy pilots. "I did have one...
  • Navy F/A-18 Pilot Shares New Details About UFO Encounters During Middle East Deployment

    06/11/2019 4:47:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    As part of our ongoing and in-depth coverage of the military's increasingly publicized encounters with UFOs, we want to share with you exclusive correspondence between F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot Ryan Graves and The War Zone. Graves is one of a handful of Navy tactical jet aircrewmen that recently stepped forward regarding a near constant string of encounters with UFOs while training off the southeast coast of the U.S. between 2014 and 2015. In the message, he answers our question regarding statements that the mysterious craft followed his unit while on cruise to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt....
  • Navy Pilots are Seeing UFOs. Are They from Russia, China, or Somewhere Beyond?

    06/09/2019 4:41:36 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 300 replies
    The National Interest ^ | Task and Purpose
    Let's talk about UFOs. To be clear, your friend and humble narrator does not wear a tinfoil hat, nor does this reporter believe the U.S. government is competent enough to keep proof of alien life secret from the American public. *snip* Yet a number of credible media outlets have reported that Navy pilots are increasingly reporting sightings of unidentified aircraft, and the service is taking them seriously for a change. Politico's Bryan Bender reported in April that the Navy was working on new guidelines for reporting such aircraft in the wake of increased sightings in military ranges and airspace. *snip*...
  • Lawyer for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes also works for Trump Organization

    05/24/2019 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2019 | Zachary Cohen
    An attorney for Navy SEAL chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher also represents the Trump Organization, CNN has learned, just days after reports surfaced indicating the President is considering pardoning Gallagher of charges that could constitute war crimes. Gallagher faces a slew of accusations connected to violations of military law while he was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017, including premeditated murder in the stabbing death of an injured person in Iraq. He has pleaded not guilty. Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey started working on the case in recent months, according to sources familiar with the situation.
  • Trump expected to pardon Navy SEAL accused of war crimes

    05/18/2019 8:29:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    President Trump is preparing to pardon Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and other members of armed forces accused of war crimes, according to a published report. In a sign he is considering making the pardons on or around Memorial Day, Trump asked the Justice Department to prepare the requisite paperwork, the New York Times reported Saturday. Gallagher, a special operations officer, is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stabbing a wounded prisoner of war to death in Iraq and shooting unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. Trump recently ordered him transferred to a “less restrictive” prison. Republican lawmakers had called for Gallagher...
  • Don Brown: It's time for Trump to clean out corruption in the military justice system

    06/14/2019 9:28:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2019 | Don Brown
    When I served as a Navy prosecutor in the early 1990s, the military justice system served America well. We stood alongside warfighting commanders to instill good order and discipline, with a goal of victory in combat. If a Marine did not report for duty, we prosecuted him. If a sailor disobeyed a lawful order, a court-martial followed. If a Bo Bergdahl deserted the Army and conspired with the enemy while Americans died looking for him, we would prosecute the hell out of him and then throw away the key. All of this supported a sharp, buffed-up, well-oiled military without extra...
  • Tankers torpedoed in the Middle East

    06/13/2019 12:49:44 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 124 replies
    Marine Traffic App ^ | June 13, 2019
    Two tankers have been targeted this morning while transiting waters near to Fujairah. Frontline’s fully laden LR 2Front Altair was hit by surface attacks, and an enormous fire ensued forcing the crew to abandon ship. The crew were safely picked up by nearby general cargoship, Hyundai Dubai. Bernhard Schulte’s chemical tanker Kokuka Courageous was also hit.
  • The Navy’s Golden Chance to Return to Subic Bay

    06/08/2019 11:11:46 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 57 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | June 2019 | By Captain Brian Buzzell, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    In recent years, the United States has struggled to persuade the Philippine government and the country’s citizens it is serious about honoring its commitments under the 1951 U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT). China has been feeding this growing mistrust, hoping to drive a wedge between the two long-standing allies to the point one or both will move to terminate the treaty. Twenty-seven years ago, the stars and stripes were hauled down for the final time at Naval Base Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, fulfilling the U.S. obligations to withdraw all military forces and vacate all bases after the Philippine...
  • Judge rules Navy SEAL murder trial will proceed

    06/07/2019 6:32:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | June 7, 2019 | Andrew Dyer
    Navy judge in SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher’s case won’t dismiss charges, but took away life-without-parole sentencing optionSAN DIEGO — The war crimes charges against a San Diego-based Navy SEAL will stand, a Navy judge ruled Friday. Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward R. Gallagher is facing charges that he killed a wounded teenage ISIS fighter brought to the SEAL’s Mosul, Iraq compound for medical treatment in 2017. Gallagher also is accused of shooting at civilians, posing for photos with a corpse and holding his reenlistment ceremony next to the body, according to court documents and prosecutor statements. Gallagher has denied all...