Sunday, August 7, 2022
Sam LaGrone | USNI A new strategy for the surface force – released yesterday – creates an outline for a navy that anticipates a return to high-end warfare it hasn’t known since the Cold War. The document will fill in gaps for several pushes the surface establishment has announced over the...
Beth Johnson Cyber attacks are becoming the norm in our daily lives. In fact, just last week, a top security company warned that a new cyber strike is infecting approximately 13,000 cell phones each day. To date, this well-orchestrated hack has taken control of over 1 million Google accounts in...
USS Eisenhower Strait of Gibraltar
Megan Eckstein | USNI The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, officially putting two aircraft carriers in the Med for simultaneous operations for the first time since sequestration limited funding for deployments. The Ike CSG continues to perform Great...
Russian submarine Severodvinsk
John Grady | USNI News While Russian submarine activity in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas and the North Atlantic are at their highest levels since the end of the Cold War, its navy has only started to be resourced and its undersea fleet, while “a pocket of competence,” remains small. This...
Sam LaGrone | USNI   USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2016. Farsi Island Incident   Early in 2016, ten U.S. sailors strayed into the territorial waters of Iranian-controlled Farsi Island and were captured by Iranian Revolutionary Guard...
Belgium terrorist
Abigail R. Esman | Investigative Project on Terrorism Last Wednesday, just two years and a day after the deadly terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels, and barely more than two months after the twin attacks on the Brussels airport and metro, Belgian police arrested a group of Muslim...
James Simpson | Bombthrowers  (Language warning) (CORRECTION as to casualty count appears near the bottom of this article) Fresh on the heels of a successful offensive in Mosul, Iraq, the Iraqi military is now poised to retake Tal Afar, long a hotbed of ISIS and other insurgent activity. Before we pulled...
USS Mahan
This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 5th Fleet. Sam LaGrone | USNI The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) fired three warning shots toward off four armed attack boats coming at the ship at high speed, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Monday. On...
John Rossomando | Investigative Project on Terrorism A Canadian man and his American wife who were kidnapped by Taliban allies in 2012 plead for their lives in a video that appeared Tuesday on the social media site Telegram. In the undated video, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman plead for help from...