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The U.S. Navy Might Run Out of Tomahawk Cruise Missiles

The U.S. Navy plans to upgrade a whole lot of Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles. Potentially more than a thousand of them. The rest, the service wants to dismantle. The result would be a much more capable, but potentially much smaller, U.S. cruise-missile arsenal. Capt. John Red, the Navy’s Tomahawk program manager, detailed the plan at [...]

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US Navy’s first Triton drones arrive in Guam

The MQ-4C Triton drones, manufactured by Northrop Grumman, will serve as part of an early operational capability to develop a concept of operations for the high-altitude, long-endurance systems, according to the Navy. Article source: https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2020/01/28/us-navys-first-triton-drones-arrive-in-guam/

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U.S. Navy defies China with South China Sea operation

The Navy recently conducted another warship passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea that China has claimed as its territory. The littoral combat ship USS Montgomery sailed past the Spratly Islands, where China has deployed missiles, on Saturday to demonstrate the islands and surrounding waters are free and in international waters, the Navy [...]

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US military chief in Africa argues for vital US presence

DAKAR – The head of U.S. military forces in Africa argued Thursday against troop cuts on the vast and booming continent, saying strategic partnerships in combating a growing extremist threat and assertive Chinese and Russian influence cannot be sacrificed. “A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,” Gen. Stephen J. Townsend told the [...]

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‘Absolutely Horrific’: Trump Preparing to Roll Back Restrictions on US Military Use of Landmines

President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to roll back established constraints on the U.S. military’s ability to use landmines overseas despite the weapons’ long history of killing and maiming civilians around the world. CNN, citing multiple anonymous Defense Department officials, reported Thursday that the Trump administration is expected to loosen landmine restrictions in the coming [...]

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Esper says US military not withdrawing from AFRICOM

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the U.S. military would not conduct a full troop withdrawal from Africa, though an ongoing review that could result in troop reductions. Lawmakers and national security experts have expressed concern over the potential reduction of U.S. troops from the region following an al-Shabab [...]

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‘Cowards’: Eddie Gallagher tears into Navy SEALs who testified against him – Business Insider

Retired Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who was acquitted of brutal war crimes, posted a video on Facebook and Instagram on Monday, labeling his former teammates “cowards.” “For those who have and continue to slander my name, the truth is coming,” he said. The video features clips of Navy investigators interviewing platoon members, who testified against [...]

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Acting Secretary Wolf Commemorates USCG Blackthorn Memorial

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz delivered remarks at the United States Coast Guard memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn in St. Petersburgh, Florida. Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the Blackthorn Cutter colliding with the tanker vessel Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge [...]

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Coronavirus Case Suspected in Djibouti, Where US and China Base Troops

The commander of U.S. forces in Africa said Thursday that a suspected coronavirus case has turned up in the tiny East African state of Djibouti, where the U.S. and China maintain bases about seven miles apart. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Africa Command, said he is not aware of any confirmed cases of [...]

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Army, Navy men enter showdown on identical winning streaks

Wilson is a rugged 6-foot-9, 245-pounder who is shooting 66 percent from the field, tops in the Patriot League. Navy senior Evan Wieck (6-8, 240) will get the defensive assignment against Wilson with freshman Daniel Deaver (6-8, 235) and sophomore Richard Njoku (6-7, 235) helping. Article source: https://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/navy/ac-cs-army-navy-mbb-preview-0125-20200125-cqgq2fytwncwlddjlqufjtknzm-story.html

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