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  • US Chief Petty Officer Charged with Espionage

    02/24/2024 5:12:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Western Journal via MSN ^ | 2/22/24 | Johnathan Jones
    A U.S. Navy sailor has been charged with espionage after he allegedly leaked sensitive military materials to an agent for a foreign government numerous times over a six-month period. NBC News reported Chief Petty Officer Fire Controlman Bryce Pedicini is alleged to have taken classified documents or other materials and passed them on to another individual at least seven times from November 2022 until May of 2023. Pedicini is a 16-year Navy veteran who had been stationed in Japan. He was working aboard the guided-missile destroyer the U.S.S. Higgins during the alleged document dumps and is expected to face a...
  • 23:30 / 26:04Can Prosperity Guardian Stop the Houthis?23:30 / 26:04Can Prosperity Guardian Stop the Houthis?

    02/23/2024 6:38:28 PM PST · by Paul R. · 4 replies
    Ward Carroll - You Tube ^ | 2/22/2023 | Ward Carroll
    Commercial shipping expert and host of the "What's Going on With Shipping?" YouTube channel, Sal Mercogliano, returns to discuss whether Operation Prosperity Guardian is actually deterring the threat posed by the Houthis and keeping the sea lanes open in and around the Red Sea.
  • Iran Fires Ballistic Missile From A Shipping Container At Sea

    02/23/2024 6:34:51 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 2/14/22 | Oliver Parken
    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has fired two ballistic missiles from launchers disguised as standard shipping containers that were hosted aboard one of its sea base-like vessels. This particular combination, which has not been seen to date, greatly expands the reach with which those weapons could be used to strike potential targets by surprise, especially given that shipping containers can be embarked on any vessel that has the space to accommodate them. The country's IRGC-linked Tasnim News Agency reports that two "Fateh class" ballistic missiles were recently launched from Shahid Mahdavi, which the Iranian Navy took delivery of in...
  • Yemeni Navy Captures Advanced American Unmanned Submarine: A Shift in Maritime Power?

    02/21/2024 10:33:12 AM PST · by House Atreides · 91 replies
    BNNbreaking.com ^ | February 21, 2024 | Olalekan Adigun
    Discover how the Yemeni Navy's seizure of the Remus 600 submarine highlights the evolving dynamics of naval power, technological warfare, and regional security in the 21st century. In an event that reads like a narrative torn from the pages of a high-stakes international thriller, the Yemeni Navy's special unit has seized control of the Remus 600, an advanced American unmanned submarine. This recent incident not only underscores the ongoing tensions in the region but also highlights the complexities of modern maritime security and technological warfare. The Strategic Seizure of the Remus 600 The Remus 600, with its sleek design and...
  • Heavily armed 'optionally crewed' ships to enter service under massive reshaping of Australia's naval fleet

    02/21/2024 5:18:28 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 19 Feb 2024 | Andrew Greene
    Six large and "optionally crewed" naval vessels heavily armed with missiles will be added to Australia's surface fleet under a dramatic $11 billion reshaping of the navy that will also see the acquisition of 11 new general-purpose frigates to be partly built overseas. ... long-awaited "Enhanced Lethality Surface Combatant Fleet", which will include six Hunter-class frigates, reduced from an original plan of nine, as well as upgraded versions of the existing Hobart-class destroyers fitted with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Under the sweeping overhaul, Australia's current fleet of combat-ready warships would rise from 11 to 26, consisting of nine "Tier 1" frigates...
  • DEVELOPING: WW3 WATCH: Houthis Sink British Ship in Red Sea, Attack Two US Ships in Gulf of Aden

    02/19/2024 1:16:47 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 19, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    Iran-backed Houthis sunk a British ship in the Red Sea on Monday and attacked two US ships in the Gulf of Aden. The US is also investigating a US Reaper drone that crashed in Yemen on Monday. According to reports: “The United Kingdom’s Maritime Trade Operations Agency (UKMTO) reported Monday that the Houthis sunk a ship traveling in the Red Sea , south of the port city of Mukha in Yemen. It is the the first time since the start of Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza that a crew had to abandon their ship because of the Houthis.”
  • US seizes massive stash of Iranian weapons headed for Houthi rebels in Yemen including hundreds of ballistic missile parts and explosives being shipped over on a rusty skiff in the Arabian Sea

    02/15/2024 11:17:07 AM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15 2024 | PAUL FARRELL
    US forces operating in the Arabian Sea have seized a massive arsenal of Iranian weapons that were bound for Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest indication that Tehran plans to prolong the conflict in the region by supplying the terror group. Photos posted online by CENTCOM, the United States command in the Middle East, show a United States Coast Guard ship beside a rusty skiff vessel on January 28. Another photo showed the cache of contraband that was found on board. The weaponry included materials necessary for ballistic missiles, anti tank rockets and explosives as well as communication equipment.
  • East Coast Destroyer Squadron CO Removed From Command

    02/12/2024 6:33:57 PM PST · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    USNI News ^ | 2/11/2024 | Sam Lagrone
    The commander of an East Coast destroyer squadron that recently returned from an extended deployment aboard USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) was removed from his position on Saturday. Capt. William "Mac" Harkin was removed from command of the Norfolk, Va. based Destroyer Squadron 2, by the commander of Carrier Strike Group 12 Rear Adm. Erick Eslich, "due to loss of confidence in Capt. Harkin's ability to perform his duties," reads a Navy statement. "Capt. James Von St. Paul will assume the duties s commodore of Destroyer Squadron 2. Harkin will be temporarily assigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Surface...
  • Navy Personnel Chief Sees Low Risk in Recruiting Sailors Without High School Diplomas

    02/08/2024 11:50:55 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 44 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2024 | HEATHER MONGILIO
    Faced with a shortfall of more than 7,000 sailors, the head of Navy personnel is tapping into a new population of potential recruits: those who haven’t finished high school.Since 2000, the Navy has not permitted anyone who did not have a high school or GED diploma to enlist in the sea service. But on Jan. 26, the service opened bootcamp to these Americans with some caveats, the Navy announced.Vice Adm. Richard Cheeseman is aiming to enlist at least 500 people who did not finish high school or earn a GED diploma, he told USNI News this week. As of 2021,...
  • Britain’s warships have gym where land attack missiles should be

    02/04/2024 6:09:54 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/3/2024 | Danielle Sheridan
    Royal Navy destroyers have been fitted with treadmills where land attack cruise missiles should be, prompting warnings that the Navy is falling further behind the United States. The Type 45 warships were designed to accommodate the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System fitted in their bows, allowing them to fire cruise missiles. However, the space has only ever been used as a gym for crew because the Navy did not procure the weapons due to a lack of funds. It comes after The Telegraph revealed HMS Diamond cannot attack Houthi targets on land because it lacks the firepower, although the warship...
  • Mechanical issue prevents HMS Queen Elizabeth from sailing on NATO exercise

    02/04/2024 7:17:05 AM PST · by leopud · 46 replies
    Navy Lookout ^ | 2/3/2024 | Navy Lookout
    From: Navy Lookout - Independent Royal Navy news and analysis 2/3/2024 During last-minute checks ahead of sailing for NATO exercise Steadfast Defender, it has been discovered that HMS Queen Elizabeth has a significant issue with her starboard propeller shaft. The ship will not sail on 4th February as planned and instead, HMS Prince of Wales will be readied to replace her. The RN has instituted additional checks on the aircraft carrier’s shaft lines as a result of the painful lessons learned from past experience with HMS Prince of Wales. In the course of an inspection, concerns have arisen around one...
  • commanding officer fired

    02/04/2024 6:56:37 AM PST · by em2vn · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-01-2024 | Nicky MGTV
    COMMANDING OFFICER FIRED! Criminal Charges Coming?!
  • National Guard would be able to use FORCE against armed migrants entering the U.S. under new bill from Navy SEAL veteran Republican congressman

    02/03/2024 2:48:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/02/24 | Jon Michael Raasch
    House Republicans are pushing a bill that would authorize the National Guard to use lethal force against individuals with weapons crossing from Mexico into the U.S. The Defend Our Borders from Armed Invaders Act was introduced by Republican Rep. Morgan Luttrell of Texas, a former Navy SEAL who served in the Navy for 14 years. In the last year, there have been multiple instances of migrants crossing into the U.S. carrying weapons, with some brandishing rifles like the AR-15. And as the Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott clash over border security policies, this bill, Luttrell claims, will enable...
  • A Houthi missile got so close to a US destroyer the warship turned to a last-resort gun system to shoot it down

    02/01/2024 3:23:58 AM PST · by dennisw · 61 replies
    insider---- MSN ^ | JAN 31 | @insider.com (Ella Sherman,Jake Epstein)
    A Houthi missile recently put a US destroyer's close-in weapons system to the test, a report said. A warship's CIWS is usually considered its last line of defense and is for close-range intercepts. The Tuesday incident marks the latest Houthi missile attack, though not the latest exchange of fire. A Houthi anti-ship cruise missile fired into the Red Sea came within a mile of a US Navy destroyer on Tuesday, a report said, close enough that the American warship turned to its close-in weapons system — a last line of defense. Most missiles are shot down farther out. This was...
  • They Are Definitely Preparing for a Major War

    01/28/2024 4:53:41 PM PST · by davikkm · 74 replies
    The US Navy is lowering requirements to ridiculous levels, now accepting literal retards who flunked out of high school. The rush to get white males (as well as anyone else they can find) into the military as quickly as possible has led many to suggest we are headed for some kind of major and serious war. However, if they want to fight a serious war with China and/or Russia, they would need a draft. And it would be a much more serious draft than Vietnam. It would be a World War II style draft.
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • British warships lack firepower to attack Houthi land targets

    01/28/2024 7:20:21 AM PST · by mac_truck · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/28/24 | edward malnick
    Britain’s warships cannot attack Houthi targets on land because they lack the firepower, in a situation described by former defence chiefs as a “scandal”. None of the Royal Navy’s destroyers or frigates have the ability to fire missiles at targets on land, leaving the US to carry out the majority of strikes on Houthi targets with support from RAF planes based 1,500 miles away. A British defence source said HMS Diamond, the destroyer stationed in the Red Sea, had not joined retaliatory strikes on Houthi targets because it did not have “the capability to fire to land targets”. The Ministry...
  • You at Least Need a High School Diploma to Join the Navy. Oh, Wait... Not Anymore?

    01/27/2024 8:43:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    The US Navy had to deliver some bad news last October. Like the other armed service branches, they missed their recruiting goals again. And they missed all of them. By a lot. The enlisted ranks goal for fiscal year 2023 had been 37,700, but they came up more than 7,000 short of that. They missed the enlisted reserve goal by more than 2,000 and fell short by hundreds in the goal for new officers. This forced them to raise the goals for 2024 even higher. But how do they plan on accomplishing that feat?Sadly, they have resorted to the same...
  • Marines Can't Count on Navy Ships to Carry Them to Global Emergencies, One of the Service's Top Generals Says

    01/27/2024 6:59:41 AM PST · by devane617 · 31 replies
    yahoo ^ | 01/27/2024
    The Navy's amphibious ships are not ready to deploy Marines around the world on time, a problem that has no short-term fix and degrades America's ability to deter adversaries and reassure allies at a time when it is needed most, according to one of the Marine Corps' top generals. "There's a saying that wars are a come-as-you-are game," Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl, the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command and deputy commandant for combat development and integration -- the Marine who heads the service's modernization efforts, told Military.com on Thursday. "Well, this is where we are. And there...
  • No Diploma? No problem! Navy Again Lowers Requirements as it Struggles to Meet Recruitment Goals

    01/27/2024 10:38:21 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    Military.com ^ | 1.27.2024
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is starting to enlist individuals who didn't graduate from high school or get a GED, marking the second time in about a year that the service has opened the door to lower-performing recruits as it struggles to meet enlistment goals.