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U.S. Naval Institute News

16 JUL 2019

  • Report to Congress on Iran Sanctions
    The following is the July 12, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Iran Sanctions. From the report Successive Administrations have used sanctions extensively to try to change Iran’s behavior. Sanctions have had a substantial effect on Iran’s economy but little, if any, observable effect on Iran’s conventional defense programs or regional malign activities. During 2012-2015, when […]
  • Esper Officially Nominated Lead Pentagon; SECNAV Spencer Now Acting SECDEF
    Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was officially nominated Monday afternoon to assume the role permanently, setting off a chain reaction of position shifts inside the Pentagon’s civilian leadership. Now that the Senate is considering his nomination, Esper relinquished his acting secretary of defense duties and returned to his previous job of Army secretary, as […]
  • Fleet Finding New Sleep-Sensitive Watch Schedules Boosts Crew Performance, Efficiency
    ABOARD USS GRAVELY, IN THE BALTIC SEA – A year and a half after surface navy leadership demanded ships implement new work schedules to ensure sailors got enough sleep, officers aboard a destroyer say the new scheduling has made them more effective at sea and they’re not looking back. Among the findings in deep-dive looks […]