Military

  • Major Breakthrough

    The Indian Navy has arrested a hoard of heavily armed pirates aboard a pirate mothership and rescued a number of seafarers onboard the vessel, about 600 nautical miles west of […]

  • USS Halsey Returns to San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (NNS) — USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to San Diego following an independent six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and Western Pacific areas of responsibility (AOR), […]

  • Silent Battle for the Seas

    According to some naval experts the fight against piracy off the Horn of Africa, the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean could lead to a new balance of […]

  • Photo: Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    Athens Negotiates Marines’ Release

    The three Dutch marines who were captured near Sirte on 27 February during a failed evacuation mission in Libya have been released and were flown to Athens last Friday following […]

  • Iranian New Year Move

    The Iranian Navy has announced new plans to expand its operational zone far beyond the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman as a new Iranian year beckons, according to […]

  • Rule Change

    In response to its ongoing efforts against piracy the Indian navy has seen new changes to it’s rules of engagement. Steps have been taken to widen the scope of offensive operations but […]

  • New Report Focuses on Climate Challenges to Naval Forces

    WASHINGTON (NNS) — The National Research Council of the National Academies released the “National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces” report, March 10. The newly-released study was […]

  • Tsunami Impacts to U.S. Pacific Fleet Commands Minimal

    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — Sailors around the Pacific today were preparing for the tsunami to reach their homeports while at the same time joining a worldwide chorus in expressing their […]

  • Chinese Navy escorts over 3,000 merchant vessels in Gulf of Aden

    Over the past two years the Chinese Navy has escorted in excess of 3,000 merchant vessels through the Gulf of Aden. The figure was released by the Director of the […]

  • Attempt to Rescue Danish Family Repelled by Pirates

    According to the Associated Press an attempt on Thursday to free the Danish family held by a pirate gang failed. Actions were taken by the armed forces of the semiautonomous […]

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