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  • U.S. Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan

    11/22/2020 6:49:26 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies ^ | No. 22, 2020 | By Yimou Lee and Phil Stewart
    TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. The sources, who include a Taiwanese official familiar with the situation, said the official was Rear Admiral Michael Studeman. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity. According to the Navy’s website, Studeman is director of the J2, which oversees intelligence, at the U.S. military’s Indo-Pacific Command. The Pentagon declined comment, as did Taiwan’s Defence Ministry. Taiwan’s foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday that a U.S....
  • Two more indicted in California in military secrets case - Chi Mak ,, Power Paragon

    06/07/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 270+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 6/7/06 | Jeremiah Marquez - ap
    LOS ANGELES Two family members were charged Wednesday in the federal case against a Chinese-American engineer accused of trying to send sensitive information about Navy warships to China. An indictment returned by a grand jury in Santa Ana charged Billy Mak, 26, and his mother, Fuk Heung Li, 48, with making false statements and acting as agents of a foreign government, namely China, without prior notification to the U.S. attorney general, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Billy Mak is the nephew of Chi Mak, who allegedly took computer disks from an Anaheim defense contractor where he was lead engineer on...
  • Hunter Biden’s ‘burner phone’ email isn’t getting enough attention

    10/26/2020 5:55:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | October 26, 2020 | Scott Boyd
    Hunter Biden is in big trouble. His “laptop from hell” is generating tons of headlines even though mainstream media and Big Tech are pretending it doesn’t exist. But in the flood of information drops, one of the original damning emails isn’t getting the attention it deserves. In an email sent to his business partner, Devon Archer, in April, 2014, Biden outlines his thoughts on how they should proceed with Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company at the heart of all of the Bidens’ problems. He wanted to get the deal done before “his guy” (presumably then-Vice President Joe Biden) visited Ukraine...
  • A Fleet without a Rudder (The U.S. Navy's optimized fleet response plan is failing. It is redeploying ships on short notice for no apparent strategic purpose.)

    10/23/2020 3:44:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 65 replies
    The United States Naval Institute ^ | October, 2020 | LTJG Artem Sherbinin, U.S. Navy
    The Navy could soon deploy the Dwight D. Eisenhower and Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike groups—again. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) spent a record 206 consecutive days at sea during its last deployment. The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) made national headlines after a quarter of the 5,000 sailors on board were infected by COVID-19, and the ship remained tied to the pier in Guam for more than a month. If both strike groups deploy again in the coming months, thousands of sailors would spend double the normal period of time at sea, on top of normal predeployment exercises, routine at-sea...
  • DHS agents, U.S. Navy rescue 19 from shipwreck off San Clemente Island

    10/17/2020 7:53:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    KTLA ^ | Oct 16, 2020
    Federal agents rescued 19 people whose boat caught fire earlier in the week, leading them to swim ashore at a Navy training facility on San Clemente Island.
  • Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes for defense

    09/19/2020 10:47:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 19, 2020 | Robert Burns
    Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump’s buildup in nuclear weapons spending. And although the former vice president has not fully detailed his nuclear priorities, he says he would make the U.S. less reliant on the world’s deadliest weapons. The two candidates’ views on nuclear weapons policy and strategy carry unusual significance in this election because the United States is at a turning point in deciding the future of its weapons arsenal and because of growing debate about the threat posed by Chinese and Russian nuclear advances. […] Biden...
  • Navy SEALs launch investigation after dog demonstration used Colin Kaepernick jersey to slam protests

    08/02/2020 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 2, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The U.S. Navy SEALs are investigating after video surfaced from a fundraiser last year in Florida that showed a K-9 demonstration using a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in.” The video — which was posted last January, but went viral this weekend — shows what appear to be Navy SEAL dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. A second video shows the dogs taking the man in the Kaepernick jersey down. Finally, after the dogs are pulled off, the man in the jerseys said, “Oh man, I will stand.” Laughter ensued from the crowd, clearly taking his statement...
  • Former Gov. Greitens helps victims of deadly shooting near St. Louis University

    07/14/2020 7:22:08 AM PDT · by old-ager · 19 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 2020/7/14 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Two men are dead after a double shooting near Saint Louis University Monday night. Officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to North Grand Boulevard and Lindell Boulevard around 8:15 p.m. Saint Louis University Public Safety was also on the scene. Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his friend, a former St. Louis fire captain, rendered aid to the two victims, ages 20 and 21, police sources first told KSDK's Christine Byers. Police said the 20-year-old died at the scene and the 21-year-old died later in the night. Greitens, who is a former Navy Seal, and former fire...
  • West Virginia Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping

    07/06/2020 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, the Department of Justice announced.Shirley, 47, pled guilty to one count of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and one count of “International Parental Kidnapping.”  Shirley admitted to unlawfully retaining a National Security Agency (NSA) document containing information classified at the TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) level relating to the national defense that outlines intelligence information regarding a foreign government’s military and political issues.  Shirley also admitted to removing her child, of whom she was the...
  • Navy will not reinstate fired Captain (USS Roosevelt)

    06/19/2020 12:10:53 PM PDT · by ripnbang · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2020 | Rebecca Kheel and Ellen Mitchell
    The Navy will not reinstate the fired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier following an investigation of leadership’s handling of a coronavirus outbreak onboard in March.
  • US tests new bomb that will change ‘the rules of the game’

    06/22/2020 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 2020-06-22 | By News Desk
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The United States tested the new smart bomb, GBU-53 StormBreaker, using one of their modern warplanes. According to reports, the U.S. Navy’s FA-18E/F Super Hornet fighter and attack aircraft launched the GBU-53 StormBreaker all-weather bomb on a designated target. The new bomb can be used in all weather conditions, including poor visibility, Janes Defense reported last week. An RMD spokesperson told Janes that the U.S. Air Force determines the number of tests needed to validate the bomb, but did not specify when it would be available. “The USAF (US Air Force) program office, in co-ordination...
  • The Great White Fleet - The Party is On!

    06/10/2020 10:35:06 AM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-10-2020 | Drachinifel
    A history of Roosevelt's (the good one) Great White Fleet and the voyage that announced America's emergence as a major world power.
  • Not Aliens, but Maybe Drones? New Reports Detail U.S. Navy’s UFO Encounters

    05/19/2020 1:34:46 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 34 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    In one particular report from March 2014, which refers to the UFOs as “unidentified aerial devices,” a pilot described seeing a “metallic object” that was “small in size, approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in color.” The pilot apparently came within only 1,000 feet of the object, but “was unable to positively determine the identity of the aircraft.” The pilot then “attempted to regain visual contact with the aircraft, but was unable.”
  • Republican 'Superstar' Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate

    05/16/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 14, 2020 | John Gizzi
    With all the attention focused Tuesday on Republican Mike Garcia’s smashing win in the special U.S. House election in California’s 25th District (Los Angeles), it was not surprising that the national press pretty much overlooked the big Republican win for state senate in the Golden State’s 28th District (Riverside). With nearly all votes counted, conservative State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez rolled up 56 per cent of the vote over Democrat and Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero. The special election was called to fill out the remainder of the term of Republican State Sen. Jeff Stone, who resigned earlier...
  • Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time

    05/15/2020 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15th, 2020 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ships. All five sailors had previously tested positive and had gone through at least two weeks of isolation. As part of the...

    05/13/2020 11:27:20 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 10 replies
    Acting DNI Grenell Names Neil Wiley ODNI’s Principal Executive WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell today announced that longtime career intelligence professional Neil Wiley has been named Principal Executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Wiley will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence until a Presidential nominee is confirmed by the Senate. “Neil is a career intelligence officer with 35 years of experience, both as a naval officer and a civilian intelligence professional,” said Grenell. “He is superbly qualified for this important role and will...
  • How the US is going all out in its effort to outmaneuver and out-missile China in the Pacific

    05/06/2020 10:31:56 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 6 May 2020 | DAVID LAGUE (REUTERS)
    As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic, a longer-term struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point, as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China... Now, having shed the constraints of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, the Trump administration is planning to deploy long-range, ground-launched cruise missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pentagon intends to arm its Marines with versions of the Tomahawk cruise missile... The Pentagon also intends to dial back China's lead in what strategists refer to as...
  • 'Australia Joins US Ships in South China Sea' Amid Rising Tension....

    04/22/2020 9:02:57 PM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 4/22/2020 | Reuters
    An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on April 22. The warships arrived this week close to where the Chinese government survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 has been operating, which is in turn near where a vessel operated by Malaysia’s Petronas state oil company is conducting exploratory drilling, regional security sources have said. The United States has accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other...
  • A Brief Illustrated History of Navy Victory Markings

    04/20/2020 6:53:37 PM PDT · by Saint X · 13 replies
    Naval History ^ | April 20, 2020 | Naval institute
    The taking of trophies and the building of memorials to mark military victories has been common throughout the history of warfare. The English word “trophy” is derived from the ancient Greek tropaion, which was a display of captured weapons, armor and standards commemorating the defeat of an enemy.
  • WWII Hair-Curling Disaster - USS Mount Hood and crew lost in massive explosion (Ho-Lee-Crap)

    04/13/2020 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Oatka · 12 replies
    World War II Today ^ | unknown | unknown
    Exactly a year after being named after a volcano in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, the USS Mount Hood was lying at berth off Manus island in the Admiralty Islands north of New Guinea. With around 4000 tons of different types of ammunition aboard, USS Mount Hood had travelled from Norfolk, Virginia via the Panama Canal to the Pacific, bringing munitions for ships that would be supporting the Philippines campaign. She was busy this morning, men were in the process of moving ammunition in all five of her holds, but there was time to run 18 men into shore at...