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  • Navy: Fire reported aboard USS Hue City

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a fire was reported aboard a guided-missile cruiser as it was transiting the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Fleet Forces Command says the fire aboard the USS Hue City broke out late Monday. The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that no injuries were reported and that...

  • White House: There will be costs for Russia's 'series of provocations'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney called a Russian fighter jet's buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea one of a series of Russian “provocations” and threatened that there would be costs for Moscow's aggressive actions in Ukraine. “I can assure you that Russia's...

  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the officials said...

  • New US Navy destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

    BATH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew. Named...

  • AP Interview: Adam Schantz, US Navy plane searcher

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Every day from the Perth airport and a nearby military base, about a dozen planes from several countries take flight to search for debris from missing Flight 370 — so far without success. The U.S. Defense Department alone committed $7.3 million to the effort in the...

  • Sunk: Climate change threatens to flood world's largest Navy base, warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

    Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world's largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at...

  • Navy to hold memorial for slain sailor from Md.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is holding a memorial service for a sailor from Maryland who was fatally shot at Naval Station Norfolk. The service for 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayor is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Norfolk base. The Navy has said Mayo was shot March 24...

  • Marine Corps chief opens naval exposition in Md.

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, is among the speakers at a National Harbor trade show billed as the largest maritime exposition in North America. The Navy League Sea-Air-Space expo begins Monday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center...

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

    In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In...

  • Aircraft carrier hits budget turbulence

    The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of American global power, but defense policymakers are considering cutting the fleet, despite all the symbolism that would entail. The Pentagon has been warning about the effects of budget cuts known as sequestration for years. But none of its warnings...

  • US may move warship into Black Sea

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The U.S. is likely to move a warship into the Black Sea and send a small team of soldiers to Europe as part of NATO's effort to bolster allies in Eastern Europe who are worried about Russia's military annexation of Crimea. That from a senior defense...

  • Examiner Editorial: Vladimir Putin's Russia is a 'regional power' with global reach

    That President Obama is ill-suited to lead on the world stage has become painfully obvious as Vladimir Putin consolidates his Crimean aggression and lays the groundwork for new adventures elsewhere in eastern Ukraine and the Baltic states.

  • Admiral: Navy is not pushing for BRAC

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In what may provide some reassurance to coastal communities that are heavily dependent on military spending, the Navy's top admiral says he doesn't see a great need for the Navy to go through another round of base closures. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert...

  • Examiner Editorial: Russia, China navies grow as U.S. swabbies tally traffic tickets

    It was just a few weeks ago that Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced, according to The Guardian, that his country “planned to increase its military projection abroad, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.” The next day, Russia's Viktor Leonov docked in Havana. The Guardian...



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