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US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian

The bomb-laden craft that attacked a Saudi frigate last month was unmanned and likely Iranian, the U.S. Navy has determined. Previously described as a Houthi suicide boat, the U.S. Navy has now determined the craft was unmanned and guided into the Royal Saudi Navy Al Madinah (702) remotely on Jan. 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2KObg4gAC4 “Our assessment is that … Continue reading US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian

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US Aircraft Carrier Group Deployed for ‘Routine Patrols’ in South China Sea

Ignoring repeated warnings from Beijing not to aggravate tensions in Southeast Asia, the US Navy has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group for “routine” maritime patrols in the vicinity of the disputed South China Sea waters. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, together with aircraft from the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and the … Continue reading US Aircraft Carrier Group Deployed for ‘Routine Patrols’ in South China Sea

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US Launches War Games in Persian Gulf Amid Rising Tensions with Iran

A major military exercise was started by the US, the UK, France and Australia just 50 miles from the Iranian coast. Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, 17 ships from the US, France, the UK and Australia started a major military exercise, dubbed ‘Unified Trident’, just 50 miles from the Iranian coast, the … Continue reading US Launches War Games in Persian Gulf Amid Rising Tensions with Iran

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Someone’s Navy has been Shelling Yemen for Days, US Denies Blame

Someone’s Navy Has Been Shelling Yemen For Days, US Denies Blame According to several Yemeni government officials, someone has been shelling al Qaeda positions from a naval vessel off the coast. The officials say it seems to be the US, but the Pentagon denies it. Yemeni officials say it appears US warships are conducting strikes … Continue reading Someone’s Navy has been Shelling Yemen for Days, US Denies Blame

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U.S. Blaming Iran for Attack on American Navy That Never Actually Happened

At a press briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel. This statement was taken as part and parcel of his argument defending the Trump administration’s decision to put Iran “on notice.” However, as the Intercept confirmed directly with Pentagon spokesperson Christopher Sherwood, the attack in question … Continue reading U.S. Blaming Iran for Attack on American Navy That Never Actually Happened

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China’s Type 055 Destroyer: From Blueprint to Reality

When the PLA Navy first eluded to its intention to build another class of guided missile destroyer (DDG) to follow the Type 052D, there was much speculation as to the dimensions, displacement, and intended role of such a vessel. In March of 2014, images began to circulate on the internet that clearly illustrated a test-bed … Continue reading China’s Type 055 Destroyer: From Blueprint to Reality

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Saudis Admit 2 Deaths in Warship Incident after Houthis Claim Anti-Ship Missile Attack

At least two sailors have been killed after a Saudi warship came under attack off Yemen’s coast. The Saudi military claimed it was a “suicide boat” attack, but an unnamed Houthi rebel source said the vessel was “destroyed” by an anti-ship missile. A video allegedly showing the moment of the attack on the Saudi warship … Continue reading Saudis Admit 2 Deaths in Warship Incident after Houthis Claim Anti-Ship Missile Attack

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China is Building a Navy to Displace, Not Defeat the US in Asia

In many ways, China’s socioeconomic and military influence in Asia has already balanced a long-lopsided equation of geopolitical power in the region. The social and economic stability brought by the rise of China along with the rest of Asia has helped eliminate many of the “dark alleys” the US and its European allies have often … Continue reading China is Building a Navy to Displace, Not Defeat the US in Asia

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In Syria, the Russian Navy and Air Force are Testing New Means of Defense Against an Invasion by NATO

From 8 November 2016 to 6 January 2017, Russia tested in the Eastern Mediterranean a naval group’s ability to execute complex missions similar to those missions that anti-assault craft would have to perform in the event of a NATO invasion targeting the coasts of Russia. The Russian naval group was composed of the aircraft carrier … Continue reading In Syria, the Russian Navy and Air Force are Testing New Means of Defense Against an Invasion by NATO