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Monday, May 20, 2024
USS Carney (DDG 64) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy Photo

USS Carney Returns Home from Historic Deployment Fighting Houthi Drones and Missiles

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Carney, arrived back at Naval Station Mayport on Florida, marking the end of a historic seven-month

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Navy Secretary Del Toro speaking in front of an American flag

Navy Secretary Backs U.S. Maritime Revitalization Plan

In the Senate Armed Service committee meeting on Thursday Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro endorsed the call to action plan published by members of

May 19, 2024
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Monday, May 6, 2024
Sea drone shows the silhouette of Olenegorsky Gornyak ship near the port of Novorossiysk. Video obtained by Reuters/via REUTERS

Sea Drone Warfare Has Arrived and The U.S. is Floundering

May 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy‘s efforts to build a fleet of unmanned vessels are faltering because the Pentagon remains wedded to

May 6, 2024
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Sunday, April 28, 2024
FADM Bull Halsey smoking and writing letters

Dear Admiral, Bull Halsey Did Not Have A Recruiting Crisis – OPED

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OPED) In the crucible of World War II, iconic figures like Fleet Admiral William “Bull” Halsey and General Douglas

April 28, 2024
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Sunday, April 14, 2024
A French Navy warship escorts a CMA CGM containership in the Red Sea. Photo courtesy French Forces

Naval And Military Rearmament To Face New Threats Could Cost $10 Trillion

By Enda Curran, Natalia Drozdiak and Bhargavi Sakthivel (Bloomberg) A new era of global rearmament is gathering pace, and it will mean vast costs and some

April 14, 2024
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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro visits Hanwha Ocean shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea, Feb. 27, 2024. U.S. Navy Photo

Navy Secretary Del Toro Calls for Modernization and Expansion of Domestic Shipbuilding

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro underscored the urgent need for modernization and expansion in the domestic shipbuilding industry during his

April 9, 2024
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Monday, April 8, 2024
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50 work together to intercept a self-propelled semi-submersible drug smuggling vessel (SPSS), in the Atlantic Ocean, March 22, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Forces Take Down Narco Sub in Atlantic Ocean

A specialized U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement unit embarked on USS Leyte Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, successfully intercepted and seized

April 8, 2024
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Jan 26, 2022) — Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro participates in a media interview during a shipyard tour at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 26, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Running Behind Schedule

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – Virginia-class submarines, an aircraft carrier and frigates being built for the

April 2, 2024
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Friday, March 8, 2024
FILE PHOTO: Midshipmen walk along the Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) Admin Pier, an 800-foot long, small-craft pier, created by attaching non-powered Navy lighterage causeway sections together. U.S. Navy photo taken on July 15, 2008.

U.S. Says Building Gaza Pier ‘Likely’ to Take Up to 60 Days

By Phil Stewart and Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – A temporary port system that the U.S. is seeking to build to speed

March 8, 2024
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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro visits Hanwha Ocean shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea, Feb. 27, 2024. U.S. Navy Photo

Navy Secretary Del Toro Pursuing Korean Investment to Help Revitalize American Shipbuilding

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro met with top shipbuilding executives in Korea this week, visiting two of the world’s largest and most

February 28, 2024
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Monday, February 26, 2024
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro addresses the audience during the I Marine Expeditionary Force change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 16, 2024. U.S. Marine Corps photo

U.S. Navy Secretary Looks to Asia to Revive Shipbuilding at Home

By Nick Wadhams (Bloomberg) — The US needs to revive domestic shipbuilding with increased funding from Congress and investment from overseas, Navy

February 26, 2024
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Saturday, February 3, 2024
Adm. James Stavridis

Stavridis Says Cyber And Military Escalation Against Iran Could Last Weeks

In an insightful interview yesterday with Lester Holt of NBC, retired Admiral James Stavridis, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, provided

February 3, 2024
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Monday, January 29, 2024
ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 13, 2018) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 delivers cargo to the expeditionary mobile base USS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) during a vertical replenishment, Jan. 13, 2018. U.S. Navy Photo

Houthis Claim Missile Attack Targeting U.S. Navy Sea Base USS Lewis B. Puller

Houthi officials claim to have launched a missile attack targeting the U.S. Navy’s afloat expeditionary sea base, USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). However,

January 29, 2024
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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Modern Loose Lips Sink Ships poster

Loose Lips Do Not Sink Ships, Public Apathy Does

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Last week, two US-flagged ships manned by US Merchant Mariners were targeted by Houthis and forced to turn around. This

January 28, 2024
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts flight operations in response to increased Iranian-backed Houthi malign behavior in the Red Sea, Jan. 22, 2024. U.S. Navy Photo

Latest Strikes on Yemen’s Houthis Destroyed Intended Targets, UK Says

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – U.S. and British forces carried out a new round of strikes on Monday in Yemen, targeting

January 23, 2024
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Sunday, January 21, 2024
A dhow carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi forces in Yemen

US Navy Says Two Missing SEALs Died In Raid On Iran Ship

By Dan Whitcomb Jan 21 (Reuters) – Two U.S. Navy SEALs who went missing in the Gulf of Aden earlier this month during a raid on an Iranian ship have

January 21, 2024
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Monday, January 15, 2024
Naval diplomacy in London

Beyond G7 Gunboats: The Case for Naval Diplomacy to Secure the Red Sea

Both the G7 and the US-led military coalition have been unsuccessful in protecting trade in the Red Sea, Black Sea and other maritime regions. Is there a more

January 15, 2024
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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea

Xi Steers Chinese Navy Away From Red Sea Risk

(Bloomberg) As the US and UK launch airstrikes to stop Iran-backed Houthi rebels from attacking ships in the Red Sea, China again finds itself happily sitting

January 15, 2024
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Saturday, January 13, 2024
US Navy CNOs Gilday and Franchetti in Dress Uniform

A Navy In Crisis: It’s Time For The Conference Of Admirals

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Today, the US Navy is experiencing two contrasting situations. On one hand, the USS Carney and other warships continue

January 13, 2024
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Biden Pushed Operation Prosperity Guardian Despite Strong Objections

Biden Pushed Operation Prosperity Guardian Despite Strong Objections

By Peter Martin (Bloomberg) President Joe Biden was vacationing in St. Croix on the morning of Jan. 1 when he convened a meeting of his national security

January 13, 2024
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