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November 3, 2017 | Other News

USS Fitzgerald, USS John S. McCain Collision Report

USNI News: From the Summary: USS FITZGERALD The collision between Fitzgerald and Crystal was avoidable and resulted from an accumulation of smaller errors over time, ultimately resulting in a lack of adherence to sound navigational practices. Specifically, Fitzgerald’s watch teams disregarded established norms of basic contact management and, more importantly, leadership failed to adhere to… read more

November 3, 2017 | Other News

India’s Jet Fighters Now Equipped with Nuclear-Armed Missiles

Scout: India’s nuclear command has begun receiving fighter jets armed with the country’s most advanced, supersonic cruise missile. According to media reports, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has begun receiving 42 Su-30MKI air dominance fighters modified to carry air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This will significantly enhance the striking power of the air leg of… read more

November 3, 2017 | Other News

Navy Committed to Correcting Mistakes That Led to Collisions, Deaths

Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2017 — The chief of Naval Operations said today that the collisions in the Pacific that killed 10 sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald and seven sailors aboard the USS McCain were entirely preventable, and the service is committed to correcting the actions that led to the accidents. The guided… read more

November 1, 2017 | Other News

Putin Sets The Stage At The Valdai Conference: Driving Demand For Enhanced Missile Defense

Second Line of Defense: President Vladimir Putin made one of his most anti-American presentations at the Valdai Conference in Sochi since his February 2007 speech to the Munich Security Conference. His comments suggest the prospects for future Russian-U.S. arms control are bleak due to fundamental differences between Moscow and Washington. In a discourse that seemed out of… read more

October 31, 2017 | Other News

USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives

The Guam Daily Post: Amid tensions in the region with North Korea, the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the attendant warships that make up Carrier Strike Group 9 arrived on Guam yesterday afternoon. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier arrived with two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, the USS Preble and USS Halsey. Together the vessels have brought more… read more

October 31, 2017 | Other News

Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site ‘leaves 200 dead’

The Telegraph: As many as 200 North Korean labourers have been killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime’s nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan’s Asahi TV. Sources in North Korea told the news channel that a tunnel being excavated by around 100 workers at the Punggye-ri test site collapsed earlier this… read more

October 30, 2017 | Other News

S. Korea, China in talks to settle missile defense feud

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Yonhap) — South Korea and China are working to resolve their diplomatic dispute over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system before a possible summit between their leaders next month, Seoul officials said Sunday. Presidents Moon Jae-in and Xi Jinping are expected to hold talks on the sidelines… read more

October 27, 2017 | Other News

Iran Sanctions Over Ballistic Missile Program Pass U.S. House

Bloomberg News: The U.S. House on Thursday passed new sanctions in response to Iran’s ballistic missile program, while stopping short of addressing the Islamic Republic’s compliance with the multinational accord designed to curb its nuclear program. The 423-2 vote was on the final bill in a legislative package adopted over two days, representing the first… read more

October 27, 2017 | Other News

Defense Secretary James Mattis visits Korean DMZ amidst nuclear tension

ABC News: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Friday morning the heavily fortified border between North Korea and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear program and the war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. At the DMZ, Mattis was briefed at Observation Point Oullette… read more

October 27, 2017 | Other News

SWO Boss Talks Sound Shipboard Operating Procedures with Destroyer Crew

America’s Navy: SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Oct 25, as he continues to engage the leadership and crews of surface warships across Pacific Fleet waterfronts. During this all-hands call in San Diego, Rowden spoke frankly to the crew regarding the current… read more

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