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  • Israel buying 4 new warships from Germany, PM confirms

    12/26/2014 4:03:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | December 25, 2014 | Ilan Ben Zion
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday confirmed that Israel had acquired four new Sa’ar-class warships from Germany, reportedly to help protect off-shore gas extraction facilities. ... A spokesperson from the Prime Minister’s Office said that for the time being the deal remained an understanding, and that Germany would be footing a “nice” part of the cost. He refused to detail the cost of the ships.
  • Russia prefers France pay refund instead of delivering warships it ordered

    12/21/2014 7:29:27 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    Liveleak,com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 minutes ago | unknown Mistral Deal In Doubt: France Either Delivers Warships Or Give Moscow Refund, Says Russian Official Sounds like Russia realizes buying French warships is not a good idea, but France is now stuck in EU sanctions which prohibits it from delivering the warships. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has told Interfax that France must decide by the end of the year if it will deliver two mistral class warships or give Moscow a refund. He also reportedly said that the second option of a refund "might even be preferable."
  • World View: USS Bataan with 1,000 marines to Join Six Other Warships in the Persian Gulf

    06/29/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/14 | John J. Xenakis
    CNN is reporting that the USS Bataan is being sent to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board. There is no word of a planned invasion. That will make seven warships there -- the USS Arleigh Burke, the USS Truxton, the USS Gunston Hall, the USS George HW Bush, the USS O'Kane, the USS Philippine Sea, and the USS Mesa Verde -- along with helicopters and warplanes that can be used for an invasion or for an evacuation of US citizens. There have been US drones flying over Iraq for several days, but now it's been confirmed that the...
  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter N. Korea

    04/06/2014 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea. “I think we’re seeing some clear evidence of a lack of respect and intimidation and coercion in Europe today with what the Russians...
  • Iranian Warships Headed To US Represent Threat To Israel

    02/12/2014 10:35:35 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 40 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 12, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Iranian Warships Headed To US Represent Threat To IsraelBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — February 12, 2014 ... Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the graduation ceremony for the IDF Ground Forces officer training course and made the following remarks: "Today, Iran is marking 35 years since the Islamic Revolution and this 'celebration' has been marked by repeated calls for Israel's destruction. The desire to cut the Jewish People off from its homeland did not pass from the world with the establishment of the state. What has changed is our ability to oppose those who seek our lives and...
  • Tehran sending ‘message’ as warships approach US

    02/08/2014 5:17:35 PM PST · by arthurus · 149 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/09/2014 | JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
    Iranian naval fleets were on their way across the Atlantic Ocean and headed toward the US, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday. “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet was quoted as saying.
  • Iran sending warships close to US borders

    02/08/2014 9:34:42 AM PST · by dynachrome · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2-8-14 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying Saturday that the vessels have already begun the journey to the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa.
  • China Is Playing 'Chicken' With US Warships In The South China Sea

    01/30/2014 5:18:41 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    BI/Global Post ^ | 1-30-2014 | Benjamin Carson
    China Is Playing 'Chicken' With US Warships In The South China Sea GlobalPost Benjamin Carlson, GlobalPost Jan. 30, 2014, 7:51 AM HONG KONG — As anyone who has seen “Rebel Without a Cause” knows, playing chicken is dangerous for California teenagers in hot-rods. But playing chicken with warships, cruisers, and fighter jets — well, that’s just another level of crazy. Unfortunately, vessels from the US military and from other countries increasingly find themselves in such high-stakes confrontations on the East Asian seas, where China has adopted a strategy of making rivals flinch or risk collision. Just this week, Chinese sailors...
  • Iran reportedly sends two warships to Atlantic

    01/21/2014 8:19:32 AM PST · by SpinnerWebb · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Associated Press
    Two Iranian warships set sail Tuesday for the Atlantic Ocean on their navy's first-ever mission there, state TV reported. The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate the ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond. The report said that the destroyer Sabalan and the logistic helicopter carrier Khark will be dispatched on a three-month voyage. "The warships will have task of securing shipping routes as well as training new personnel," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying.
  • Twilight of the Aircraft Carrier?

    12/13/2013 11:57:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 79 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | December 13, 2013 | James R. Holmes
    Past fears that carriers were vulnerable to new technologies weren’t proven right… nor were they proven wrong. Over at The National Interest this week, former Naval Diplomat shipmate — U.S. Marines say there are no former Marines, just Marines; are there former shipmates? — Bryan McGrath wades into the debate over Tom Ricks’s Washington Post column urging the U.S. military to get smaller to get better. Let me wade in as well; the water’s fine. Ricks takes aim at the U.S. Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in particular. He cites the expense of CVNs, but Bryan zeroes in mainly...
  • Russian warships enroute to Syria

    09/05/2013 4:13:57 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Sep 5, 2013
    Russian warships enroute to Syria Russia has kept a constant presence of four warships in the eastern Mediterranean coast AFP Published: 18:47 September 5, 2013 Gulf News Istanbul: Three Russian warships crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, amid concern in the region over potential US-led strikes in response to the Damascus regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye, accompanied by the two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk passed through the Bosphorus known as the Istanbul strait that separates Asia from Europe, an AFP photographer reported. The Priazovye...
  • China encircles U.S. by sailing warships in American waters, arming neighbors

    06/07/2013 9:47:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/7/13 | Bill Gertz
    China has been quietly taking steps to encircle the United States by arming western hemisphere states, seeking closer military, economic, and diplomatic ties to U.S. neighbors, and sailing warships into U.S. maritime zones. The strategy is a Chinese version of what Beijing has charged is a U.S. strategy designed to encircle and “contain” China. It is also directed at countering the Obama administration’s new strategy called the pivot to Asia. The pivot calls for closer economic, diplomatic, and military ties to Asian states that are increasingly concerned about Chinese encroachment throughout that region. “The Chinese are deftly parrying our ‘Pivot...
  • The Navy's Next-Generation Warship Gets Two Critical Defensive Boosts

    03/04/2013 1:38:49 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-4-2013 | Robert Johnson
    The Navy's Next-Generation Warship Gets Two Critical Defensive Boosts Robert JohnsonMarch 4, 2013, 8:06 AM The Navy's new $440-million Littoral Combat Ship needs some help taking care of itself. The LCS is said to be vulnerable to incoming strikes, meaning it might not survive a shootout with, say, China. Thankfully the ship may get two new life-saving escorts. First, DARPA wants to boost the Independence-class LCS drone capability to host a 27-foot wingspan Predator-like UAV. Previously it could only launch and receive a modest tactical drone like the ScanEagle. The new TERN program calls for a drone that can be...
  • Russia Sends Warships To Gaza Coast

    11/24/2012 10:21:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/24/12 | Tyler Durden
    For the entire 8 day duration of Operation Pillar of Defense, there was one major geopolitical player who had been largely quiet and certainly absent from the scene: the same player whose unflinching position over the Syria conflict has so far prevented any intervention in the civil war torn country: Russia. The same Russia which has a military base in the Syrian port city of Tarsus, and thus in its own eyes, a very substantial "national interest" role to play in the middle east, one that is certainly opposing that of the US and the pro-NATO forces, a tension that...
  • U.S. sends warships near Israel in case evacuation needed

    11/19/2012 5:22:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/19/12 | Barbara Starr
    Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines. But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed. "This...
  • Iran Claims Missile Success on Mock Warships

    09/25/2012 4:54:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran, the day before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the United Nations, claimed Tuesday it successfully fired four missiles at a mock sea target representing warships. The timing of the missile tests is part of Iran’s propaganda campaign to instill fear among Israel and American leaders, who have warned that the “military option” is on the table if Tehran does not stop its unsupervised nuclear development and enrichment of uranium that can be used to manufacture a nuclear warhead aimed at Israel. The Ahmadinejad regime has claimed successful military tests at a dizzying rate, but several analysts have said...
  • Ambassador Rice: Benghazi attack began spontaneously (MSM repeats the lies)

    09/16/2012 12:00:10 PM PDT · by barryobi · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/16/2012 | nbc staff
    The attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, apparently began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam film before turning violent, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday. Rice, appearing in NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said she was citing preliminary information and that the FBI was investigating the Tuesday night attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others. A wave of protests and violence has swept across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world over an obscure, amateurish movie called "Innocence of Muslims" that depicts...
  • Russia prepares to send warships to Syria

    06/18/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 49 replies
    FT.COM ^ | 06/18/2012 | By Charles Clover in Moscow and Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut
    <p>Russia has announced it is readying two warships to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens, in a sign that it is taking precautions against a worsening of the security situation there.</p> <p>A spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, told Russia’s Interfax news agency the mission would be undertaken “in case of necessity”. His comments appeared designed to clarify speculation that warships had already set sail for Syria. Interfax had earlier quoted an anonymous official as saying that was the case on Monday morning.</p>
  • Russia reportedly sending 2 warships with marines to Syria

    06/18/2012 4:00:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/18/12 | Patrick J. McDonnell. Sergei L. Loiko in Moscow contributed.
    BEIRUT -- Russia is preparing to dispatch a pair of warships carrying a contingent of Black Sea Fleet marines to its logistics base in the Syrian port of Tartus, the Russian Interfax news agency reported Monday, in what appeared to be another sign of the deteriorating security situation in the strife-ridden nation. The report quoted an unidentified Russian naval source saying the amphibious ships Nikolay Filchenkov and Tsezar Kunikov, accompanied by the rescue tug SB-15, were “preparing for a non-routine departure” for Tartus, Russia’s only Mediterranean base.
  • Iranian Warships in the Mediterranean

    02/18/2012 1:58:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/12 | Chana Yaar
    Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean Sea for the second time in two years, this time after having docked at the Saudi port of Jedda. The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Iranian navy commander Admiral Habibollah Sayari in reporting Saturday's movement of the ships through the Suez Canal on Saturday. The destroyer Shahid Qandi and the Kharg supply ship were docked in Jedda two days ago, the AFP news agency reported. The last time Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean was in February 2011, when the Kharg supply ship and the Alvand frigate passed through the canal and headed...
  • Israel and Syria brace for regional war between mid-Dec. 2011 and mid-Jan 2012

    12/05/2011 7:09:08 AM PST · by OPS4 · 8 replies
    Debka ^ | 11/05/11 | Debka Staff Exclusive
    Now the New World Order will ramp up problems for our Elections. Prepare for more wars and rumors of wars. Sound familiar? Vote Republican and stop the World from the planned Chaos of the Left!
  • Report: Russia warships to enter Syria waters in bid to stem foreign intervention

    11/18/2011 7:45:00 AM PST · by jhpigott · 51 replies
    Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, a Syrian news agency said on Thursday, indicating that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow would resist any foreign intervention in the country's civil unrest.
  • Turkish warships harass Israeli freighters. Israeli missile boats off Cyprus

    10/02/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    New Monitors ^ | 10/ | staff
    Increasingly assertive Turkey is setting the scene for clashes in the eastern Mediterranean. Since Thursday, Sept. 29, Turkish warships have been harassing Israeli merchant vessels in waters off Cyprus, DEBKAfile's military sources report. They come close enough to establish wireless communication and caution the Israeli vessels they are in contravention of international law and ordering them to change course. The Israeli crews mostly ignore these "orders", treating them as Ankara's latest bid to assert Turkish naval mastery of the Eastern Mediterranean. But the situation is getting explosive enough to spark a major incident. Over the weekend, Israeli Air Force planes...
  • Turkey Dispatches 3 Warships to Eastern Mediterranean

    09/12/2011 10:02:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/9/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dispatched 3 warships to the Eastern Mediterranean to 'defend against Israeli vessels' and ensure 'freedom of navigation' for his country’s ships, Today's Zaman reported. The move, only the latest in Erdogan's bellicose rhetorical assault on Israel, comes on the same day he called Israel's boarding of the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in 2010 "grounds for war" adding only Turkey's "greatness and patience" had averted conflict. During the boarding action 9 Turkish nationals who participated in a mob that attempted to lynch the commandos were killed when non-lethal weapons the boarding party was equipped with...
  • Erdogan: Turkey warships will escort any future Gaza aid flotilla

    09/08/2011 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/8/11 | Reuters
    Turkish warships will escort any Turkish aid vessels to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks broadcast on Al Jazeera television on Thursday. Erdogan also said that Turkey had taken steps to stop Israel from unilaterally exploiting natural resources from the eastern Mediterranean, according to Al Jazeera's Arabic translation of excerpts of the interview, which was conducted in Turkish.
  • Report: Israel sends 2 warships to Egyptian border

    08/30/2011 8:35:09 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 5 replies ^ | 8-30-2011 | Unknown to me
    Military sources tell AP Defense Ministry dispatched to warships to Red Sea border with Egypt following intelligence indicating viable terror threat The Israeli military said Monday that it has sent two additional warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil. Monday saw IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz order the deployment across the entire southern sector, and especially in the area near the Israel-Egypt border, increased, following intelligence indicating a viable terror threat in the area. The southern sector, and especially the area adjacent to...
  • U.S. congresswoman says Russian-French Mistral deal threatens U.S. security

    06/23/2011 7:43:07 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 4 replies
    RIANovosti ^ | June 18, 2011 | Danichev Aleksey
    A purchase of French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships by Russia poses a threat to U.S. security and is aimed against Washington's allies, the chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee has said. "It is deeply troubling that France, a NATO ally, has decided to ignore the clear danger of selling advanced warships to Russia even as Moscow is taking an increasingly hostile approach toward the U.S., its neighbors, and Europe itself," Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. The deal has alarmed Russia's neighbors, especially Georgia, whose relations with Russia remain very tense since the August 2008...
  • Iranian warships cross Suez, enter Mediterranean

    02/22/2011 11:53:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/11 | Yaakov Katz
    Israel was keeping an eye Tuesday on two Iranian Navy warships that crossed the Suez Canal for the first time in over 30 years in a belligerent move that Israel claims is an attempt by the Islamic Republic to project its power throughout the Middle East. The two ships - the Khark which has 250 crew members and can carry three helicopters and the Alvand which is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles – entered the Suez Canal early Tuesday morning and arrived in the Mediterranean Sea by the evening.Israeli defense officials said that the ships did not pose a
  • Official Says Iranian Warships Will Pass Through Suez Canal on Monday

    02/19/2011 8:56:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/11 | Fox News
  • 34 Warships Rumors Are Not True

    11/04/2010 2:22:26 PM PDT · by 84rules · 60 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jeff Schogol
    Rumors are running rampant about President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to India, including one that he has dispatched a flotilla of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, to provide security while he is in Mumbai starting on Saturday. “The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea,” according to a story by Press Trust of India, which did not indicate where this information came from. Nevertheless, it was the lead story on the Drudge Report on Thursday morning. Even Teddy Roosevelt, who sent The Great White Fleet around the world, might find sending that...
  • 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit

    11/04/2010 5:18:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 233 replies · 1+ views
    NDTV ^ | November 4, 2010
    New Delhi: The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday. Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken...
  • US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran

    06/20/2010 4:03:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    Aryta Sheva ^ | 6/20/2010 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Egypt allowed at least one Israeli and 11 American warships to pass through the Suez Canal as an Iranian flotilla approaches Gaza. Egypt closed the canal to protect the ships with thousands of soldiers, according to the British-based Arabic language newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi. One day prior to the report on Saturday, Voice of Israel government radio reported that the Egyptian government denied an Israeli request not to allow the Iranian flotilla to use the Suez Canal to reach Gaza, in violation of the Israeli sea embargo on the Hamas-controlled area. International agreements require Egypt to keep the Suez open...
  • UK sends warships to rescue stranded Britons

    04/19/2010 4:31:27 AM PDT · by inflorida · 7 replies · 439+ views
    AP ^ | April 19, 2010 | Jennifer Quinn and Jamey Keaten
    LONDON – Britain sent Royal Navy warships on Monday to rescue those stranded across the Channel by the volcanic ash cloud, and the aviation industry blasted European transport officials, claiming there was "no coordination and no leadership" in the crisis that shut down most European airports for a fifth day.Eurocontrol, the air traffic agency in Brussels, said less than one-third of flights in Europe were taking off Monday — between 8,000 and 9,000 of the continent's 28,000 scheduled flights.Some smaller airports reopened Monday but authorities in Britain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands — home to four of Europe's five largest...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Iran To Hit Warships If Attacked

    01/19/2010 12:33:51 PM PST · by Fennie · 39 replies · 1,466+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | By Stephen Jones
    Iran has warned that it will strike Western warships stationed in the Gulf if it is attacked over its nuclear program. The country's defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi said that the 90 warships stationed in the Persian Gulf -- a waterway crucial for world oil supplies -- would become targets if Iran was attacked. Vahidid said that the vessels included submarines, aircraft carriers and destroyers, according to comments published by the semi-official Fars news agency.
  • Iran says may hit Western warships if attacked

    01/19/2010 11:50:51 AM PST · by WellyP · 19 replies · 863+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1 Jan. 2010 | Reuter source
    "TEHRAN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Iran's defence minister warned on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic could strike back at Western warships in the Gulf if it were attacked, the semi-official Fars news agency reported..."
  • Navy's new warships reach speeds of 52 mph

    10/24/2009 2:29:04 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 47 replies · 2,516+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/09 | David Sharp
    <p>The Navy's need for speed is being answered by a pair of warships that have reached freeway speeds during testing at sea.</p> <p>Independence, a 418-foot warship built in Alabama, boasts a top speed in excess of 45 knots, or about 52 mph, and sustained 44 knots for four hours during builder trials that wrapped up this month off the Gulf Coast. The 378-foot Freedom, a ship built in Wisconsin by a competing defense contractor, has put up similar numbers.</p>
  • N. Korea threatens to attack US, S. Korea warships

    05/27/2009 10:57:09 AM PDT · by faced · 100 replies · 2,930+ views
    AP Yahoo News ^ | 5/27/09 | HYUNG-JIN KIM N. Korea threatens to attack US, S. Korea warships By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press Writer Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 15 mins ago SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas' disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days "It is a laughable delusion for the United States to think that it can get us to kneel with sanctions," it said in an editorial. "We've been living under U.S. sanctions for decades, but have firmly safeguarded our ideology and system while moving our...
  • Iran steps up presence in international waters

    05/27/2009 3:50:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 433+ views
    (REUTERS) via GULF ^ | May 25, 2009, 22:38 | n/a
    Tehran: Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander said on Monday. Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, quoted by the ISNA news agency, made the announcement five days after Iran said it test-fired a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres, putting Israel and US bases in the area within reach. Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday rejected a Western proposal for it to "freeze" its nuclear work in return for no new sanctions and ruled out any talks with major powers on the...
  • Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy (Tyrants react to weakness)

    05/25/2009 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 39 replies · 3,423+ views
    Al-Reuters ^ | May 25, 2009
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander said on Monday. Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, quoted by the ISNA news agency, made the announcement five days after Iran said it test-fired a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), putting Israel and U.S. bases in the area within reach. Iran said on May 14 it had sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect oil tankers from the world's fifth-largest crude exporter against attacks by pirates...
  • Patriots Point might cut exhibits

    04/29/2009 9:13:40 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 2 replies · 241+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | April 29, 2009 | Allyson Bird
    The aircraft carrier Yorktown is one of four museum vessels berthed at Patriots Point. The struggling attraction might have to reduce the number of exhibits it has to maintain. Its development authority is seeking a long-term plan to carry it into the future. "We have ships 25 years old and no structure in our funding to maintain them," Hagerty said. "That leads to some very difficult choices." Over the past several months, the attraction's dire situation became increasingly clear: All four ships need repairs, and the Patriots Point Development Authority does not have the necessary money or any plan for...
  • Canadian warship thwarts pirates again

    04/11/2009 9:08:53 PM PDT · by adanaC · 82 replies · 3,804+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | April 11 2009
    Canadian warship thwarts pirates again For the second time in a week, a Canadian warship has helped fend off a potential attack from pirates off the coast of Somalia. The HMCS Winnipeg — which is taking part in the NATO-led counter-piracy mission known as Operation Allied Protector — and a Spanish ship responded Friday night after a civilian vessel sent out a distress call following an apparent pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden.
  • North Korea Vows 'Thunderbolt Of Fire' Against US Warships

    04/03/2009 7:07:40 AM PDT · by Strategy · 68 replies · 2,507+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 2, 2009 | By Clemente Lisi
    North Korea threatened today to "launch a thunderbolt of fire" if the "slightest effort" is made by the US to intercept a long-range rocket it plans to launch this weekend, according to a report. President Obama, who is attending the G-20 summit in London, warned the rocket launch would be a "provocative act" that would generate a UN Security Council response. But North Korea's military shrugged at Obama's words and threatened those who opposed the launch with a "thunderbolt of fire," according to a report by the Korean Central News Agency. In a reference to US warships that have set...
  • Warships set sail ahead of N. Korean rocket launch

    03/30/2009 7:23:51 PM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies · 619+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2009 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press Writer
    SEOUL, South Korea – Japanese, South Korean and U.S. missile-destroying ships set sail to monitor North Korea's imminent rocket launch, as Pyongyang stoked tensions Monday by detaining a South Korean worker for allegedly denouncing the North's political system. North Korea says it will send a communications satellite into orbit between April 4 and 8. The U.S., South Korea and Japan suspect the regime is using the launch to test long-range missile technology, and warn it would face U.N. sanctions under a Security Council resolution banning the country from any ballistic activity. North Korea has threatened to quit international talks on...
  • China condemns US warship deployment as tensions mount

    03/13/2009 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Strategy · 66 replies · 2,057+ views
    The Times ^ | March 13, 2009 | Jane Macartney in Beijing and Tim Reid in Washington
    Chinese Navy officers reacted with annoyance today when it emerged that the United States had sent a destroyer to back up a surveillance vessel in the South China Sea after it was harassed by People's Liberation Army (PLA) sailors. The decision by President Obama to send an armed escort for US surveillance ships in the area follows the aggresive and coordinated manoeuvres of five Chinese boats on Sunday. The vessels harassed and nearly collided with the unarmed USNS Impeccable. One unidentified officer quoted in the China Daily newspaper said that the decision was disproportionate. While China's Foreign Ministry has so...
  • Navy ship built from World Trade Center's steel christened

    03/01/2008 2:02:01 PM PST · by drc43 · 17 replies · 7,559+ views
    Endure the ad.. Warms the heart. A ship made from the ruins of the World Trade Center......
  • My Favorite 25 US Navy Pics - 2008

    03/01/2008 1:11:46 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 87 replies · 2,855+ views
    My Favorite US Navy Pics ^ | March 1, 2008 | Jeff Head
    <p>I thought I would once again share with the FR community some really great PICS of the US Navy, this time for 2008.</p> <p>The site uses thumbnails to link to medium-res pictures suitable for desktop background pics.</p> <p>Just click on one of the thumbnails below to take you to the site.</p>
  • US sending warships to Mediterranean as tensions mount

    02/28/2008 5:37:25 PM PST · by graced · 186 replies · 494+ views
    The Jerusalem Post. ^ | 02/28/2008 | graced
    The US Navy is sending three warships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in a show of strength during a period of tensions with Syria and political uncertainty in Lebanon...... Another military officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because full details about the ship movements are not yet public, said the USS Cole is headed for patrol in the eastern Mediterranean and that the USS Nassau, an amphibious warship, would be joining it shortly. The officer said a third ship would go later, but he did not identify it by name.
  • My 20 Favorite US Navy Pics - 2007

    06/16/2007 7:27:32 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 129 replies · 3,121+ views
    My 20 Favorite US Navy Pics ^ | June 15, 2007 | Jeff Head
    I thought I would share with the FR community some really great PICS of the US Navy from 2006 and 2007. The site uses thumbnails to link to medium-res pictures suitable for desktop background pics. Just click on one of the thumbnails below to take you to the site. MY FAVORITE TWENTY US NAVY PICS OF 2007 I'll post new pics each year. My way of honoring and giving tribute to the greatest Naval force in history and the men and women who make and keep it that way.
  • USS Nimitz, Other Warships Leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf

    04/05/2007 7:03:22 AM PDT · by Fennie · 15 replies · 850+ views
    North County Times ^ | April 2, 2007
    SAN DIEGO - The USS Nimitz and several other American warships left San Diego today for the Persian Gulf to join another locally based aircraft carrier strike group already in the region. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs. Military officials said in a statement that the two-carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area is intended to demonstrate U.S. "resolve to build regional security and bring long-term stability to the region...