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US Submarines to Field Hypersonic Weapons in 2025
November 20, 2020

US Submarines to Field Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. Navy expects limited operations by mid-decade and broader capability in 2028.

US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet
November 18, 2020

US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet

By Abhijnan Rej
Kenneth Braithwaite’s proposal for a First Fleet has raised eyebrows, including in India.
No Matter Who Wins in November, Budget Cuts and Domestic Politics Will Crimp America’s China Strategy
September 30, 2020

No Matter Who Wins in November, Budget Cuts and Domestic Politics Will Crimp America’s China Strategy

By Jacob Parakilas
Even though China is a rare point of convergence for both parties, partisan politics and COVID-19 induced cuts will affect the U.S. military’s ability to hold the fort in Asia-Pacific come January.

Chinese Military Experiments With Using Commercial Vessels as Helicopter Bases
August 28, 2020

Chinese Military Experiments With Using Commercial Vessels as Helicopter Bases

By Steven Stashwick
The use of civilian ships to support combat could expand the military’s reach but blur targeting rules in wartime.

US Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Features in Spratlys
July 15, 2020

US Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Features in Spratlys

By Ankit Panda
The operation comes shortly after the unveiling of a new South China Sea position by the U.S. government.

US Navy Conducts Dual Aircraft Carrier Exercises in South China Sea
July 06, 2020

US Navy Conducts Dual Aircraft Carrier Exercises in South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
U.S. aircraft carriers simulated multiple sorties against enemy bases in the South China Sea.

A Nine Carrier US Navy? In 2020?
April 22, 2020

A Nine Carrier US Navy? In 2020?

By Robert Farley
Should the U.S. Navy downsize its carrier force?
US Navy Reports First COVID-19 Death of USS Theodore Roosevelt Crew Member
April 13, 2020

US Navy Reports First COVID-19 Death of USS Theodore Roosevelt Crew Member

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A sailor of the coronavirus-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier died Monday.

General Says Coronavirus May Affect More US Navy Ships
April 10, 2020

General Says Coronavirus May Affect More US Navy Ships

By Associated Press
Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea.

Pandemic Spreads in US Fleet, Sidelines Pacific Carrier, Upturns Navy Leadership
April 09, 2020

Pandemic Spreads in US Fleet, Sidelines Pacific Carrier, Upturns Navy Leadership

By Steven Stashwick
A U.S. carrier captain is fired and the navy secretary resigns in public uproar as COVID-19 cases spread through the fleet.

US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests
April 09, 2020

US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The aircraft carrier completed tests of vital combat systems during its post-delivery test and trials phase in March and April.
US Navy Official Apologizes for Calling Fired Captain ‘Stupid’
April 07, 2020

US Navy Official Apologizes for Calling Fired Captain ‘Stupid’

By Associated Press
Thomas Modly was forced to apologize after a broadside against the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier.

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