Supreme Court Divided Over USS Cole Bombing Lawsuit Against Sudan

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided on Wednesday as they weighed an effort by Sudan, backed by the U.S. government, to avoid paying $314.7 million in damages to American sailors injured in a 2000 deadly bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole by the al Qaeda militant group. The justices heard oral arguments in … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Conducts Biggest Ever Japan Defense War Game

By Tim Kelly (Reuters) - U.S. fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around Japan. Japan and the United States have mobilized 57,000 sailors, marines and airmen for the biennial Keen Sword … [Read more...]

Why the United States Needs a Merchant Marine – A Historical Basis

  By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (Editorial) In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and delivered a war message. In this speech he highlighted the main issue the United States faced with the Imperial German government, “Because submarines are in effect outlaws when used as the German submarines have been used against merchant shipping, it is impossible … [Read more...]

Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea

gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.  The U.S. Navy confirmed the incident on Tuesday, accusing China’s navy of conducting an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver” that nearly led to a collision as the U.S. destroyer was underway … [Read more...]

U.S. Accuses Chinese Navy of `Unsafe’ South Sea Confrontation

Update: Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea By David Tweed and Dong Lyu (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. accused China’s navy of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct near a Chinese occupied reef in the disputed South China Sea, in the latest show of tensions between the countries amid their escalating trade war. A U.S. Navy … [Read more...]