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Judge Rules Navy Underestimated Threat To Marine Mammals From Sonar

Navy training exercises and sonar usage have killed at least 155 whales over the last five years.

April 1, 2015
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Mortgaging The Pentagon

The Pentagon is breaking the bank with the F-35 joint strike fighter program’s $1.5-trillion tab.

March 12, 2015

Child-Porn Conviction Is Tossed: Navy Surveillance Is Blamed

The court found that the Navy “extraordinarily” violated citizens’ privacy.

September 18, 2014

Navy Conducts First Series Of Drone And Manned Fighter Jet Operations

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first time manned and unmanned aircraft have operated together on the same carrier. Navy officials hailed the test flights of the experimental drone, which were […]

August 18, 2014

US F-35 Fighter Jets Cleared To Fly After Engine Fire

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. fleet of troubled F-35 fighters has been cleared to fly again but investigators are still uncertain what caused an engine fire on one of the aircraft, the Pentagon said Tuesday. U.S. Navy and Air Force aviation authorities lifted a ban on flights after having grounded the costly plane and left […]

July 15, 2014

More Than 1,100 Migrants Intercepted Off Italy In 48 Hours

ROME — The Italian navy said Tuesday that it picked up 1,149 migrants in the southern Mediterranean over the previous 48 hours, as Rome issued a fresh appeal for more help from the European Union. Italian patrol boats intercepted 828 people on Sunday and 321 on Monday, a statement said. Two migrants were arrested after […]

April 22, 2014

After Sea Rescue, Parents Defend Taking Young Children On Sailing Voyage

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — The Kaufmans are again defending their decision to attempt an a round-the-world sailing venture with their two young children — a voyage that ended with the family being rescued hundreds of miles at sea when 1-year-old Lyra became sick. In Twitter messages Thursday, Charlotte Kaufman and her […]

April 10, 2014

U.S. Navy Sends Underwater Drone To Help In Malaysia Plane Search

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy is sending an advanced underwater drone outfitted with sonar equipment to the southern Indian Ocean as part of search efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The 16-foot, 1,650-pound unmanned submarine is currently aboard the Seahorse Standard, a Royal Australian Navy ship […]

March 26, 2014

Higher Jobless Rates Reported For Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

By James Rosen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian counterparts in many states, but younger former troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan still lag behind. Veterans in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky are faring relatively well, while those in California, Idaho and Mississippi are […]

March 21, 2014

Navy Confirms ‘Top Gun’ Training Pilot Dead In Nevada Mountain Crash

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times The pilot of a military plane that crashed in a mountainous region of northern Nevada was killed in the mishap, the Navy said Sunday. The plane, an F/A-18C Hornet on loan from the Marine Corps to the Navy for “Top Gun” pilot training, crashed Saturday afternoon east of the […]

March 3, 2014