Iran’s Tiny Navy Is Trying to Revive an Empire -Opinion

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) -- On the campaign trail in 2007, Senator John McCain sang a parody to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann”: “Bomb, bomb, bomb … bomb, bomb Iran.” That sentiment resonates in the Donald Trump administration, and it’s understandable. The Iranians continue to push their influence throughout the Middle East: using proxies to threaten … [Read more...]

Iran to Send Warships to the Atlantic, Closer to U.S. Waters

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March, a top commander said on Friday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States, its arch foe. Iran sees the presence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf as a security concern and its navy has sought to … [Read more...]

Security Gaps at San Diego Shipyards Put Navy Warships At Risk -Report

By Brad Racino - Private shipyards in San Diego responsible for protecting Navy warships have not been following security protocols meant to protect those billion-dollar assets, and the Navy was alerted to the lapses more than two years ago, according to an inewsource investigation. San Diego is the principal homeport of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, and waterborne security … [Read more...]

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia

By Julia Symmes Cobb RIOHACHA, Colombia, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha. Venezuelan Kamila was born premature at 30 weeks, weighing just 900 grams (2 lbs). Her early … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Salvage Team Completes Oil Removal from Former German Cruiser Prinz Eugen

A U.S. Navy-led salvage team has successfully removed 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The project, led by the Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), which is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command, and sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command /Army … [Read more...]