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US Navy admiral visits Taiwan as Trump admin solidifies ties before exit

A senior United States naval official visited Taiwan Sunday, as the outgoing Trump administration continued to strengthen ties with the self-ruled island in its last weeks, further riling Beijing and potentially helping to shape how Joe Biden deals with this issue as president.
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US Navy admiral visits Taiwan as Trump admin solidifies ties before exit

A senior United States naval official visited Taiwan Sunday, as the outgoing Trump administration continued to strengthen ties with the self-ruled island in its last weeks, further riling Beijing and potentially helping to shape how Joe Biden deals with this issue as president.
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POTD: Thai and US Navy SEALs in Cobra Gold Exercise

Photo Of The Day and a look at Cobra Gold 19 where Thai and US Navy SEALs work together to seize a ship using special tactics. That boat looks quite interesting. The U.S. Navy SEALS with SEAL Team 5 and Royal Thai Navy SEALs conduct visit, board, search and seizure training during exercise Cobra Gold […] Read More … The post POTD: Thai and US Navy SEALs in Cobra Gold Exercise appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Why sailors on the Navy's newest aircraft carrier will eat better than anyone else in the fleet

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez The Navy got some bad press recently when a sailor shared images of disgusting food from aboard the carrier USS Nimitz. But aboard the newest carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, which entered service more than 40 years after Nimitz, the Navy has taken a number of measures to ensure sailor...
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In Historic Test, US Navy Shoots Down an Intercontinental Ballastic Missile

"In a historic test, a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) warhead aimed at a patch of ocean off the Hawaiian Islands," reports Popular Mechanics: Once the missile launched, a network of sensors picked it up. The data was then handed off to the guided missile destroyer USS John Finn, which launched a SM-3 Block IIA interceptor. Just as the ICBM released a [simulated] nuclear warhead, the SM-3 released an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) des...
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US Navy secretary's surprise plan for a new fleet in Asia doesn't hold water, experts say

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin, guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson and USS Pinkney, and guided-missile frigate USS Rentz in the South China Sea. US Navy The US Navy Secretary's proposal raised eyebrows among observers, who say the plan is a "trial balloon" that is unlikely to garner immediate regional support. Locating a US naval base in Singapore is also seen as a tricky proposition given the island nation's efforts to not take a side between...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Navy, Washington, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Nato


Major coronavirus outbreak hits crew of US Navy warship

There has been a major coronavirus outbreak aboard a US Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy, which has spread to nearly one-quarter of the ship's 300 strong-crew, according to two US Navy officials.
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US Navy submarines have big plans to turn small drones into 'a flying periscope' to hit long-range targets

An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson near the Hawaiian Islands, October 19, 2020. US Navy/MCS1 Michael B. Zingaro The US Navy, worried about fighting a war against a sophisticated enemy over long distances, is looking to unmanned vehicles to extend their reach. A lot of that work is focused on unmanned surface and underwater vehicles, but the Navy's submarine forces are also using unmanned aerial vehicles to enable the...
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The Navy is offering bonuses up to $125,000 to keep SEAL officers in uniform

Members of US Navy SEAL Team 18 at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida November 12, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Skipper The Navy is offering big bonuses for eligible Navy SEAL and Special Warfare support officers who extend their contracts — up to $125,000, depending on a few criteria. Drawdowns in the Middle East means fewer combat operations, but the Navy, like other services, wants to keep its most experienced operators in uniform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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A legendary Marine battle 70 years ago is now becoming part of a rallying cry for China

The 1st Marine Division moves through Chinese lines during its breakout from the Chosin Reservoir. Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC In November 1950, US-led forces clashed with Chinese troops for the first time during the Korean War, in bitter fighting around the Chosin Reservoir. Chosin Reservoir has remained an iconic battle for the US Marines, even as memory of the war has faded over the past 70 years. Now, amid tensions between the US and China, Beijing is casting the battle and the war, ...
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The Navy's oldest operational ship just turned 50. Here's why it's still on the frontline of crises and conflict

The USS Blue Ridge. us navy On November 14, 1970, the US Navy commissioned USS Blue Ridge into service. 50 years later, the Blue Ridge is still in service and is still one of the Navy's most advanced ships. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 14, USS Blue Ridge celebrated its 50th year in service, further solidifying its status as the Navy's oldest operational ship.Commissioned on November 14, 1970, Blue Ridge is the lead ship of its class and is the flagship of...
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The US shooting down a mock ICBM was a warning to China, observers say

US Navy A recent US test of a missile interceptor "could be seen as a response to China launching two aircraft carrier killer missiles into the South China Sea," military expert Zhou Chenming says. The test was the first time a missile interceptor has been launched from a ship at sea hit to destroy a mock ICBM in flight. Previous tests used interceptors launched from underground silos in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The United States was sending a clear mess...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Washington, North Korea, China, US, America, Trends, Iran, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Hawaii, Pentagon, Song


The US's plans to keep a foothold against China in the Pacific have 'one huge blind spot'

A US sailor prepares a utility boat for US Marines and sailors to disembark at Koror in Palau, November 22, 2018. US Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Gabriela Garcia A series of recent trips by US officials to small island countries in the Pacific and Indian oceans reflects those islands' role in the US's plans to counter China's growing clout. The US has longstanding ties with many of those countries but doesn't always attach the same importance to issues they care about, which could be a problem,...
Tags: Asia, Climate Change, Australia, Navy, Washington, China, India, Defense, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Philippines


A sex worker says she's earning $35,000 a month thanks to the US Army's thirsty tweets going viral

OnlyFans content creator Quinn Finite. Courtesy Photo. The official Twitter account for the US Army's Fort Bragg posted some thirsty tweets at an OnlyFans sex worker in October. Now that sex worker has become one of OnlyFans's top performers. Prior to the tweets, she says she earned around $7,000 a month. Now, she tells Insider that she's on track to earn $35,000 a month. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Holy s---, this is the largest US military installation," an OnlyF...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Entertainment, US, Trends, Northern Ireland, Army, Quinn, North Carolina, US Army, US Navy, Fort Bragg, Montreal Canada, U.S. Army, Munroe, Bragg


US military uses warship to shoot down ICBM in test of missile defense system

A missile fired from a US Navy warship successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time Monday during a test of the American missile defense system.
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A US Navy destroyer just shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile target for the first time

A US warship fires an SM-3 Block IIA interceptor Missile Defense Agency The US Navy destroyer USS John Finn successfully intercepted a mock intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Tuesday morning, the Missile Defense Agency announced. In the first-of-its-kind test, the destroyer fired an SM-3 Block IIA, a weapon originally designed to eliminate mid-range missiles, at the mock ICBM. "We have demonstrated that an Aegis [ballistic missile defense]-equipped vessel equipped with the SM-3 Bloc...
Tags: Japan, Navy, North Korea, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Ronald Reagan, Hawaii, US Navy, Marshall Islands, ICBM, China Russia, MDA, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


US Navy destroyer shoots down ICBM target in historic test - Business Insider

"This first-of-its-kind test shows that our nation has a viable option for a new layer of defense against long-range threats," a defense...
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U.S. Destroys Mock ICBM Outside Earth's Atmosphere During New Anti-Missile Test

The U.S. Navy destroyed a mock intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean early Tuesday morning in a successful test of America’s experimental missile defense system, according to press releases from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and defense contractor Raytheon. The new test was notable for destroying…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Navy, North Korea, China, America, Iran, War, Missiles, Donald Trump, Pacific Ocean, US Navy, New Cold War, ICBM, U S Missile Defense Agency, U S Navy


U.S. Destroys Mock ICBM in Space During New Anti-Missile Test

The U.S. Navy destroyed a mock intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean early Tuesday morning in a successful test of America’s experimental missile defense system, according to press releases from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and defense contractor Raytheon. The new test was notable for destroying…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Navy, North Korea, China, America, Iran, War, Missiles, Donald Trump, Pacific Ocean, US Navy, New Cold War, ICBM, U S Missile Defense Agency, U S Navy


Awesome split-screen video puts you in the cockpit during a landing on a Navy aircraft carrier

A US Navy C-2A Greyhound lands aboard USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, July 9, 2014. US Navy/MCS3 Karl Anderson This is what a trap landing on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman looks like from the cockpit of a US Navy C-2A Greyhound. Trap landing videos are always interesting, but this is particularly awesome because you can see it from different points of view, thanks to the split-screen footage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Grumman C-2A Greyhou...
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China's 'aircraft-carrier killer' missiles successfully hit a ship during recent test, Chinese insider says

Military vehicles with DF-26 ballistic missiles in a military parade for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing, September 3, 2015. Andy Wong/Pool via REUTERS DF-26B and DF-21D missiles launched in August struck a moving vessel close to the Paracel Islands, according to former Chinese Senior Col. Wang Xiangsui. The test "is a warning to the US, asking it not to take any military risk," Wang, now a professor at Beihang University in Beijing, said at a recent event. Visi...
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The US military is getting a new pistol. Here are the sidearms it's carried into battle since first taking on the British

A US Marine fires an M1911 during a training exercise, January 22, 2016. US Marine Corps/Cpl. Joshua W. Brown Since 2017, the US military has distributed to troops more than 100,000 M17 and M18 handguns, the newest sidearm for the services.  But the M17 and M18 are only the latest chapter in a history of firearms that stretches back to when the first Continental soldiers faced off against the Redcoats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. US soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Ma...
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RESULTS: Republican Young Kim is projected to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Gil Cisneros and win California's 39th congressional district

  Republican Young Kim defeated first-term Democratic Rep. Gil Cisneros and won California's 39th Congressional District, Decision Desk HQ projected on Saturday. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Cisneros previously defeated Kim in 2018 by 3.2 percentage points in the race to replace former Republican Rep. Ed Royce.  The district is home to parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange counties. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican ...
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Enlisted sailors aboard the Navy's aircraft carriers are at higher risk for COVID-19, new study shows

Sailors board the the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, May 2, 2020. US Navy/Seaman Alexander Williams Tight confines aboard US Navy ships mean coronavirus is more likely to spread among enlisted crew members, according to a study released this week. A separate military study on COVID-19 among Marine recruits at Parris Island in South Carolina also highlights the challenge of catching asymptomatic cases. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coronavirus cases are more ...
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Trump campaign witness says it was 'odd' that US troops voted for Joe Biden in large numbers

Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with South Korean and US soldiers at Observation Post Ouellette inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, December 7, 2013. Lee Jin-man/Pool via AP President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan claiming that the ballot handling and counting process had disenfranchised voters through "fraud and incompetence." Attorneys for the campaign attac...
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Trump campaign witness says it's 'odd' that US troops voted for Biden in large numbers

Then Vice President Joe Biden with South Korean and US soldiers inside the Demilitarized Zone on December 7, 2013. Lee Jin-man/Pool via AP President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan, alleging the ballot-handling and -counting process had disenfranchised voters. Attorneys for the campaign attached to their lawsuit dozens of notarized statements from Michigan voters, Republican poll watchers, and other observers to corroborate Trump'...
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A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets

F-15C Eagles fly over Okinawa during a solar eclipse. USAF/Airman 1st Class Chad Warren For the better part of a century, US pilots have fought to control the sky over battlefields all around the world. Fighter aircraft have always been at the leading edge of those battles, and the US has fielded some of the most advanced fighters ever built. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The surest way to secure the skies over a battlefield is with fighter aircraft, and nobody knows ...
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Reagan Presidential Library honors all varieties of veterans with flyover, music and speakers

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, though closed to the public during the pandemic, hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, a socially distanced hybrid event that honored all branches of the U.S. military. The event at the Simi Valley landmark featured a flyover of military jets, live musical entertainment and speakers, all livecast on YouTube. The Reagan Library has been closed since the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in March, but Ventura County granted perm...
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Here's what makes the Navy's 'SEAL Taxi Service' so lethal

US Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen prepare for a live-fire exercise in the Aegean Sea, July 16, 2020. US Navy/Sgt. Aven Santiago The Navy's Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen don't get much attention beyond their role in ferrying Navy SEALs to and from missions. But SWCC are a small and elite group of warriors who don't get nearly enough credit for their contribution to American security. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Special Warfare Combatant-Craft ...
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How to let your wingman know you're peeing at 30,000 feet, and other advice from an F-35 pilot

US Air Force The F-35 is a marvel of engineering, but like other fighter jets, it's only as good as the pilot flying it. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter jet is less like a video game and more like a long road trip at 30,000 feet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Everybody knows fighter pilots are pretty cool: They fly supersonic jets, drop explosive ordnance, and wear awesome sunglasses. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter j...
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