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The Navy Has a Big Problem: Not Enough Attack Submarines

SOUDA BAY, Crete (Jun 10, 2008) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) heads to sea after a routine port visit. Norfolk is on a scheduled six-month independent deployment operating in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibilMoreDavid AxeSecurity, Music to Russia and China's ears. The Navy Has a Big Problem: Not Enough Attack SubmarinesIn 2018, the U.S.

11 affordable beach destinations in the US

11 affordable beach destinations in the USMore11 affordable beach destinations in the US originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comNow that summer is in full swing, soaring temps have us craving a refreshing beach with cooling breezes to beat the heat. Unfortunately, with so many Americans thinking the same thing, finding an affordable beach getaway can be difficult.
Fincantieri FREMM Frigate A True Global Capable and Proven Warship

A True Global, Capable and Proven Warship

By Francesco Valente, Fincantieri Marine Group's President & CEO A few days have passed since the last stop of FREMM Alpino in Boston, and the frigate is now on her way to Italy after two months in which the Italian Navy showcased the features and capabilities of the FREMM design to the many people that had the chance to visit her in Norfolk…

Shore Envy: Seaside getaways in Ocean City, N.J.

Ocean City, N.J., comes with a lot of superlatives. There’s “America’s Greatest Family Resort” (a slogan adopted in 1920), “Best Family Beach of 2005” (via the Travel Channel), “one of 32 dry towns in New Jersey” (since public alcohol consumption was prohibited in 1958) and “the drunkest city in New Jersey” (according to USA Today).

U.S. Secretary of State Rides in Gun-Toting "Embassy Air" Helicopter In Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made his first visit to Afghanistan since officially becoming Americas top diplomat. Underscoring the still dangerous state of security in the countrys capital despite 17 years of U.S.-backed efforts to try and improve the situation, he did what any other State Department staffer would do upon arriving in the country…

New cruises in the year ahead

Adventure and glamour await on the high seas as a flotilla of new ships set sail in the next year. And looking at the year ahead, there's a ship to suit just about every taste. Nautical adventures come in all shapes and sizes ships are both growing in size and slimming down.With more than 100 new ships due to be launched globally in the next 10 years…

Exclusive: France's Total prepares sale of $1.5 billion of UK North Sea fields

LONDON (Reuters) - France’s Total is set to sell a third of its stake in Laggan Tormore gas field along with other oil and gas assets in Britain’s North Sea that could fetch a total of $1.5 billion, four banking and industry sources said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of French oil giant Total is seen on a flag at La Defense business and financial district in Courbevoie near Paris, France. May 16, 2018.

Ant-Man and The Wasp review: Shrinking the focus to human relationships

Ant-Man and The Wasp takes the stakes and scale of a typically colossal Marvel film and brings them down to the most intimate level, focusing on families in this love letter to father-daughter relationships. (At least until those post-credits scenes!)The 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe film is a light, welcome break from…

Get familiar with college football's new, revamped rivalries

© Corey Perrine/Getty ImagesWith the 2017-18-college football season almost upon us, its time to re-examine one of the best parts of any sport: the rivalries. In doing so, we must set aside all preconceived notions and welcome in the new order enemies forged in the Twitter fires, divided by conference realignments and created by the coveted College Football Playoff spots.Here are your new…

Remembering the 1967 Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty -

"If it was an accident, it was the best planned accident I've ever heard of"- USS Liberty survivorOn June 8, 1967, Israeli war planes and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty, an intelligence gathering ship, while it was on a signals collections mission in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War.

This US cargo ship is racing to China to beat a new tariff on the soybeans

A ship carrying US soybeans is steaming toward northern China in a race to beat a 25 per cent tariff. Peak Pegasus is expected to arrive in Dalian on Friday, the same day that China is scheduled to impose tariffs on imports from the US, according to shipping data compiled by Bloomberg and a person familiar with the matter.

Trump has been winning in NATO, so why isn't he claiming victory? | Commentary

As President Donald Trump prepares for what many reasonably fear could be a diplomatic train wreck at the July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels, the odd truth is that when it comes to transatlantic security, the president actually has a pretty good story to tell.In the past 18 months, the United States and its NATO partners have continued to lift their game…

He Is a Member of a Violent White Supremacist Group. So Why Is He Working for a Defense Contractor W

Michael Miselis, standing in the crowd with both arms raised, was front and center during the violence in Charlottesville last summer. There likely isnt such a thing as a typical violent white extremist in America in 2018. Still, Michael Miselis a University of California, Los Angeles doctoral student with a U.S. government…

Jobs for all? Take it seriously but not literally. — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Ted Shaffrey | APTed Shaffrey | APA decal with a QR code at the entrance to a Chick-fil-A in Phillipsburg, New Jersey,invites people to apply for work at the restaurant, May 25, 2018. By Lawrence H. Summers, The Washington Post •July 4, 2018 10:03 amThe impulse behind the latest big progressive idea of creating a federal job guarantee is entirely valid.

Navy awards additional $27 million for Fitzgerald repairs

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan The Navy has increased the amount its spending to repair one of two Japan-based warships that were badly damaged in collisions at sea last year. The service announced Monday that it will pay Ingalls Shipbuilding $27,469,298 for additional collision repairs as well as maintenance and modernization of USS Fitzgerald, according to a Defense Department statement.

Rival schooners to visit | Local News

It should be quite a sight on Aug. 31, when the replicas of two of the most famous racing schooners from the gilded age of sail rendezvous off the coast of Cape Ann and return to Gloucester in tandem and, if the sailing gods cooperate, under sail.The appearance here of the 143-foot Bluenose II for the first time in more…

These 5 Armies Will Dominate the Battlefield in 2030

An Iraqi Army tanker with the 9th Armored Division drives an M1A1 Abrams tank under the instruction of Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center Jan.MoreRobert FarleySecurity, We have some ideas These 5 Armies Will Dominate the Battlefield in 2030Like its American counterpart…

They exercised their right to celebrate the Fourth indoors (with air conditioning)

There’s a reason Jack Katz doesn’t live year-round in Florida. For one thing, he said, he likes to avoid the kind of weather that had Boston sweltering on Wednesday afternoon.Arms folded, the 71-year-old Brookline resident waited outside Lord & Taylor, situating himself at the Prudential Center right next to a vent blasting cool air.

Celebrate Fourth of July by supporting these veteran-owned companies

Allison Barrie has curated some of the most outstanding veteran-owned brands to raise your BBQ game this summer. From ammo cans transformed into six-pack coolers to bracelets made from bombs and tactical master griller aprons, we've got some of the best gear made by patriots - for patriots.Fourth of July is a time when…