60 US Navy Admirals Snared in ‘Fat Leonard’ Corruption Scandal

The Justice Department’s probe into a corruption scandal revolving around an Asian defense contractor has expanded to include 60 admirals and hundreds of officers with the US Seventh Fleet, which is going through turmoil after deadly ship collisions. The Navy confirmed it has been reviewing the conduct of 440 active duty and retired personnel for …

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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) © Tyler Preston / Navy Office of Information / AFP

US Sends 2 More Aircraft Carriers to Pacific Ahead of Trump’s East Asia Trip

Two US aircraft carriers along with escort ships have joined the US Navy in the Pacific, ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to East Asia amid soaring tensions around the Korean Peninsula. The announcements on the USS ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ and USS ‘Nimitz’ aircraft carriers, alongside their carrier groups, joining the US 7th Fleet came on …

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Asia-Pacific Amid Korean Peninsula Tensions

USS Theodore Roosevelt carries four strike fighter squadrons, an electronic attack squadron, an airborne early warning squadron and two helicopter combat and strike squadrons. The US nuclear–powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its strike group have arrived in the Asia-Pacific region. "The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike …

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US Subs’ Mystery Missions Off Korean Coast Prompt Panic

The USS Michigan Ohio-class ballistic missile sub has arrived in Busan, South Korea ahead of large scale US-South Korean exercises next week. Observers are concerned by the fact that another US sub, the USS Tucson, is already present in the area, and that it has been carrying out secret training missions whose purpose remains unclear. …

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An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan at the South China Sea September 30, 2017. © Bobby Yip / Reuters

USS ‘Ronald Reagan’, Watched by China, Conducts Drills as North Korea Tensions Flare

With the crisis surrounding Pyongyang escalating, Washington’s only carrier based outside America, USS ‘Ronald Reagan’, conducted what have been described as “routine” military drills in the South China Sea under the vigilant eye of China. F-18 Super Hornet jet fighters took off from the deck of the USS ‘Ronald Reagan’ aircraft carrier on Saturday as …

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The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters August 21, 2017. © Ahmad Masood / Reuters

US Navy Announces ‘Operational Pause’ After McCain Incident

The US Navy has called for an “operational pause” in all fleets following the collision of the guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain with a merchant ship off Singapore. The Navy also ordered a review of “root causes” of a series of incidents at sea. “This is the second collision in three months, and …

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Political Aspects of the Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise in the Black Sea

The join naval exercise that was held by the Russian and Chinese navies at the end of July has undoubtedly become one of the most important events in the modern international politics. Even though the scale of this exercise was significantly smaller that the one conducted by American-Japanese-Indian navies, known as the Malabar, that was …

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50th Anniversary of Israel’s Infamous USS Liberty Attack

On June 8, during Israel’s preemptive Six-Day War, an act of aggression, not self-defense against regional Arab states, the IDF did the unthinkable. It provocatively attacked its main ally, striking the USS Liberty intelligence gathering ship, in international waters about 25.5 nautical miles northwest of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in international waters. The incident took 34 …

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