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Trump announces plan to build 350 ship Navy

Carrier Battle Group

The Donald J. Trump campaign released a memo on Friday announcing the candidate’s plan to rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet. Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America with American hands and American steel. On Day One of his administration, he will immediately begin to fulfill that promise with a Manhattan Project urgency to rebuild our navy, which has shrunk under the ...

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Carrier Strike Group 5 Reinforcing South Korean Navy


The United States is reinforcing its commitment to South Korea by sending Carrier Group 5 to the region. How long the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and her escorts will remain is unknown, but as of Monday, she steamed strong in formation with her group and with ships of the South Korean Navy as a show of solidarity with the Southeast Asian ...

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Iranians test warship defenses by chasing U.S. destroyer

Iran uses fast boat chases to learn U.S. defense tactics

News reports make Iranian chases of U.S. warships look trivial – but they aren’t. Defense officials have confirmed that the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) was followed and harassed by four Iranian patrol boats with uncovered (ready-to-use) weapons Tuesday in the Persian Gulf The Nize tried every available outlet to inform the fast boats that they were approaching a U.S. Navy ship ...

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Book Review: Roger Thompson’s “Lessons Not Learned”

A friend recently pointed me to the 2007 book, Lessons Not Learned: The US Navy’s Status Quo Culture by Roger Thompson, published by the Naval Institute Press. The Naval Institute is a private institution completely independent of the USN and dedicated to the study of America’s national defense issues. The book is highly critical of the US Navy and has ...

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Iranian Fishermen Rescued from Pirates by U.S. Navy

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta prasied U.S. Navy sailors who rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who were being held by pirates.  The captain of the Iranian vessel, Al Molai, was able to send a radio distress signal which was received by the nearby U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis. Upon receiving the radio call  the escorting cruiser Mobile Bay was sent to ...

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U.S. Navy Brushes Off Iranian Threats

In what the State Department and White House say is a result of Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. rejected warnings from Iran to not return aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis to the Persian Gulf region. A U.S official told Fox News the Navy will “certainly not disrupt any of its planned movements based on this latest threat,” adding that Iran’s ...

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