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Myanmar Has Forced Hundreds of Thousands of Rohingya Into a Virtual Prison

Myanmar’s Kaladan River widens as my ship nears the great Bay of Bengal, the horizons reaching out in every direction while seabirds swoop to snatch bread thrown by the passengers. I embarked on New Year’s Day 2016 from the medieval town of Mrauk U, a place known for its beautiful...

Navy Celebrates 2016 African American/Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, the Navy joins our nation in celebrating the history and culture of African-American and Black Sailors during African-American/Black History Month.

The United States May Share Carrier Tech With India

Anyone who has been watching the United States try to pull off its much discussed “pivot” or “rebalance” to Asia knows one thing. The challenges of the day, from Russian moves in Eastern Europe and Syria to the threat of ISIS — or even just the steady stream of non-Asia-Pacific...

Navy: Former USS Anzio Skipper Committed Sexual Harassment

The former commanding officer of the USS Anzio could be kicked out of the Navy for sexual harassment, abusive sexual contact and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

Pilot Logs 500th Flight Hour in F-35

A pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron made history here Feb. 2 as the first "Thunderbolt" to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II.

Fort Sill to Trim Civilian Jobs, Some Military Positions

The U.S. Army artillery post is expected to trim some positions but still have a net gain of over 400 active-duty military personnel by the end of next year.

Fort Benning Soldier Now Faces 5 Counts Public Indecency Charges

A Fort Benning soldier accused of exposing himself on Jan. 22 to a 27-year-old woman was charged with four additional counts on Wednesday for similar incidents in Columbus, police said.

Former High School Band Teacher Now Navy Musician

Former Smith-Cotton High School Band teacher Brian Kloppenburg, now serving with the U.S. Navy, will soon be sent to Japan to serve in the Navy Band 7th Fleet.

JBLM Team Returns from Somber Mission at Delaware Base

For about five years during America's long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tech. Sgt. Loren Wells had what he called the "best and the worst job in the Air Force."

Russia Needs Three Days to Conquer Estonia and Latvia

NATO has no way of stopping a Russian conventional invasion of Estonia and Latvia short of nuclear war, according to a new RAND Corporation study. That’s not surprising in itself. Russia has one of the world’s most powerful militaries, and can field vast armies compared to the Baltic states with...

Do You Need To Break In A New Rifle Barrel?

I run a break-in procedure on my rifles.  This involves (1) a round, (2) brush/solvent/patch, (3) dry patch or mop, next round, and so on. This process continues for several dozen rounds, then you skip to three rounds before a stroke in and out (the length of the barrel) with the brush, and so on […]

Coming to Terms with Secret Law

The topic of “secret law” is probed at great length in a new law review paper, which substantiates the concept and suggests a set of principles for addressing it. See “Coming to Terms with Secret Law” by Dakota S. Rudesill, to be published in the Harvard National Security Journal. Show More Summary

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strategic Implications, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines claims that the 12-nation free trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will (or will not) advance the strategic interests of the United States by enabling it to exert influence in economic as well as security domains. Show More Summary

Navy 'Chasing Ghosts' in Search for Cause of F/A-18 Pilot Dizziness

On its 75th anniversary, the USO was still striving to find ways to make connect troops to the home front.

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