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Chinese, Vietnamese Navy Ships Collide

In this May 7, 2012 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, CNOOC 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea.

Stars and Stripes | May 07, 2014

TOKYO -- Vietnamese and Chinese ships collided Wednesday near a Chinese oil rig in waters claimed by both nations in the South China Sea, further escalating a rift that began when China began drilling near a disputed island group last weekend. A Vietnamese official told The Associated Press that no ammunition was fired and there were no reports... more

Navy Ships Quench Philippines' Thirst

Navy Helo over Deck

Navy News | Nov 20, 2013

ORMAC CITY, Republic of the Philippines -- The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) keeps warships like aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mission ready with fresh food, JP-5 fuel and even ammunition with vertical replenishments and conventional replenishments, Nov. 17.   During Opera... more

With Tight Budget, How Many Carriers Are Enough?

USS Ronald Reagan

Stars and Stripes | Jun 09, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Aircraft carriers are perhaps the most powerful expression of U.S. military might. They're also expensive and potentially vulnerable. In an era of fiscal constraint, defense officials, lawmakers and the commander-in-chief must answer a question that could have enormous strategic consequences: How many are enough? Adm. Jonathan Gre... more

Navy Pays a Penny to Dismantle Carrier Saratoga

USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway during Desert Storm

Stars and Stripes | May 09, 2014

Here's a military contract everyone can get behind: a penny to dispose of a 78,000-ton retired aircraft carrier. The Navy announced its latest deal for scrapping a former Forrestal-class flattop on Thursday, saying it had agreed with ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Texas, to dismantle and recycle the former USS Saratoga for a symbolic cent, the l... more

Sudan Again Found Liable for Attack on USS Cole

USS Cole damage after bombing 600x400

 | Apr 23, 2014

NORFOLK -- A federal judge for the second time has found Sudan liable for the 2000 attack on the Navy destroyer Cole in Yemen that killed 17 sailors and this time will consider awarding the victims' families millions of dollars more in damages. "Clearly, Sudan was involved," U.S. Senior District Judge Robert G. Doumar said at the hearing Tuesda... more

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