An off-duty U.S. navy sailor wrestled a Dubai bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he tried to rape her at knifepoint on Jan. 19, a courtroom heard Wednesday.
The woman, 28, was on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai when she was attacked by a bus driver after he picked her up from the Mall of the Emirates shopping center.
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April 20, 2013 – CHINA – The Chinese military has deployed its new anti-ship ballistic missile along its southern coast facing Taiwan, the Pentagon’s top military intelligence officer said today. The missile, designated the DF-21D, is one of a “growing number of conventionally armed” new weapons China is deploying to the region, adding to more than 1,200 short-range missiles opposite the island democracy, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the Defense Intelligence Agency director, [...]
US Navy official says Naval Support Facility at Arlington, Virginia, is evacuated as a precaution
Suspicious white power found in Navy mailroom near Pentagon
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About 800 U.S. Navy personnel have been evacuated from a building in Arlington, Va., after a letter was found to contain a suspicious white powder on Thursday morning.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a surprising announcement, the U.S. Navy has informed New York City officials that federal budget cuts may keep aircraft carriers and destroyers from sailing into New York Harbor for Fleet Week.
The Navy’s jets are expected to be grounded too, ending a 26-year tradition, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
“No branch of the armed forces which, in our case, includes the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team [...]
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The Laser Weapon System or LaWS only costs roughly $1 per shot and could be employed against fast attack ships or even be used in the future for missile defense.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–The Navy’s top officer unveiled new technology Monday that allows ships to [...]
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) – The U.S. Navy is moving a warship and a sea-based radar platform closer to the North Korean coast in order to monitor that country’s military moves, including possible new missile launches, a Defense Department official said Monday.
The decision to move at least one ship, the destroyer USS John S. McCain, and the oil rig-like SBX-1 are the first of what may be other naval deployments, CNN [...]
The US urges North Korea to restrain itself from threatening the South
Stealth jets joined the annual joint defence drills between US and the South
The rogue state said it was entering a ‘state of war’ with South Korea
North Korea announced it will restart facilities at Yongbyon nuclear complex
North Korea has announced it will restart all facilities at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, just hours after the U.S. stepped up the military [...]
US Navy shifts destroyer in wake of North Korea missile threats
The U.S. Navy is shifting a guided-missile destroyer in the Pacific to waters off the Korean peninsula in the wake of ongoing rhetoric from North Korea, U.S. defense officials said.
The USS McCain is capable of intercepting and destroying a missile, should North Korea decide to fire one off, the officials said.
Still, U.S. defense officials insist that there is nothing to [...]
March 13, 2013
China is building one of the world’s largest drone fleets aimed at expanding its military reach in the Pacific and swarming U.S. Navy carriers in the unlikely event of a war, according to a new report.
The Chinese military — known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) — envisions its drone swarms scouting out battlefields, guiding missile strikes and overwhelming opponents through sheer numbers. China’s military-industrial complex has [...]
In the first week of December 2012, Iran announced the capture of a U.S. Navy Scan Eagle drone and plans to learn its secrets.
Having been off the coast of Iran last fall and seen the number of Scan Eagles surveilling the region it always seemed reasonable to me that Iran had captured one. We posted images of Iran’s model and the Scan Eagle I had personally taken pictures of in the [...]
The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.
Lincoln was scheduled to be moved to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship.
“This delay is due to [...]
PLA ‘sinks’ US carrier in DF-21D missile test in Gobi
The People’s Liberation Army has successfully sunk a US aircraft carrier, according to a satellite photo provided by Google Earth, reports our sister paper Want Daily — though the strike was a war game, the carrier a mock-up platform and the “sinking” occurred on dry land in a remote part of western China.
A satellite image reveals two large craters on a [...]
It now appears likely that Gen. Mattis, a Marine Corps legend, will leave his post as head of America’s most important combatant command in March, several months earlier than planned. Ricks continues:
“Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed [...]
January 16, 2013
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is investigating ways to store technology, including drones, on the ocean floor until needed by the U.S. Navy.
An ongoing challenge for the Navy is anticipating where resources will be needed and distributing them accordingly, knowing it can take days or weeks for its ships to reach a location across the globe. DARPA’s new program, called Upward Falling Payloads, would [...]
[...] Eight crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, whose home port is San Diego, sued the Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Federal Court. [...]
Lead plaintiff Lindsay R. Cooper claims Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) intentionally concealed the dangerous levels of radiation in the environment from U.S. Navy rescue crews working off the coast of Japan [...]
The complaint states: “Defendant TEPCO and the government of Japan, conspired and acted in concert, among [...]
On the USS Ronald Reagan for Rescue Work
Preface: Before you get too mad at the Japanese, remember that the U.S. government and nuclear industry are just as bad. And America is largely dictating Japanese nuclear policy.
Courthouse News Service reports:
Eight crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, whose home port is San Diego, sued the Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Federal Court.
They claim the utility company, “a wholly owned public benefit subsidiary of the government of [...]
Iran Press TV
Iran’s (IRGC) has captured a US ScanEagle drone again over the Persian Gulf waters upon its intrusion into Iranian airspace sometime over the last few days. IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi made the announcement on Tuesday, adding that the Iranian armed forces enjoy full intelligence command over foreign movements in the Persian Gulf region. Referring to the captured ScanEagle drone, the Iranian commander pointed out, “Such drones are [...]
Iran said on Tuesday it had captured a U.S. intelligence drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the U.S. military quickly denied having lost any unmanned aircraft in the Middle East.
The incident highlighted tensions in the Gulf as the Islamic Republic and the United States demonstrate their military capabilities in the vital oil exporting region in a standoff over Iran’s disputed nuclear program.
Iran claimed Tuesday [...]
November 25, 2012
Iran has accused the United States of “illegal and provocative acts,” including repeated violations of Iranian airspace, in a letter submitted Friday to the United Nations.
The message from Iran’s U.N. ambassador, Mohammad Khazaee, first obtained by the Associated Press, argues that the U.S. Navy has regularly conducted flights over Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.
The letter was sent to U.N. Secretary General [...]
…The letters, circulated Friday, urged Ban to warn the U.S. “against the continuation of acts in violation of international law and of the adverse consequences of any provocative and dangerous acts for which the United States government would be held responsible.”
One day soon one of these games is going to lead to an event that will set in motion the real SHTF…that there is no return from and no negotiating [...]
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.
Dennis Avner, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was found dead in his Tonopah, Nevada, home on November 5
Was known for numerous body modification procedures to make himself look like a female cat
Friend says that Avner ‘was at times as troubled as he was remarkable’ and he killed himself
Dennis Avner, the Nevada man who spent years trying to morph his body into that of a cat has died. He was [...]
U.S. Navy ships face the growing threat of small boat swarms used by terrorists, pirates or enemy countries. New testing has shown off a possible counter that looks strangely similar except for the lack of human sailors — small robot boats armed with missiles.
The Navy launched six missiles from an unmanned surface boat — called the unmanned surface vessel precision engagement module (USV PEM) — during testing on Oct. 24. [...]
President Barack Obama, during an interview to be shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration’s communications after the Benghazi attack, by saying: ‘If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.’
Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme to be broadcast tonight.
Stewart, a liberal whose audience of young voters is prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling [...]
Ayman al-Zawahiri also reveals bin Laden was a one-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood
Islamist leader Osama bin Laden was blind in one eye, according his successor at the head of terrorist network al-Qaeda.
Ayman al-Zawahiri made the claim in an hour-long account of the life of Bin Laden, who was killed in a U.S. Navy Seal raid on his compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, last year.
In a video entitled Days With The [...]
Stennis is heading for the Persian Gulf – will Washington following making it 4 carriers off Iran’s coast?
Or are they being positioned for a showdown with China?
120920-N-SF704-238 WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) Operating to ensure security and stability in the vital Asia-Pacific region, two of the U.S. Navy’s 11 global force aircraft carriers conducted readiness operations at the conclusion of exercise Valiant Shield. The Bremerton, Washington-based aircraft carrier [...]