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18 JUN 2019

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    This post has been updated with a statement from Patrick Shanahan said. Patrick Shanahan is stepping down as acting U.S. defense secretary and is no longer in contention to lead the Pentagon, according to a series of Tuesday tweets from President Trump. Instead, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper has been named to become the […]
  • Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Ship Names
    The following is the June 10, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress. From the report Names for Navy ships traditionally have been chosen and announced by the Secretary of the Navy, under the direction of the President and in accordance with rules prescribed by Congress. Rules for giving certain types […]
  • Analyst: New Photos Are ‘Smoking Gun’ Proving Iranian Involvement in Tanker Attack
    New imagery released by the U.S. on Monday makes the strongest case yet that sectarian Iranian forces attacked at least one petrochemical tanker in the Gulf of Oman, a long-time naval analyst told USNI News on Monday. Taken from a Navy MH-60R Seahawk, the new photographs show a similar scene as a grainy black and […]
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