The U.S. is losing its military edge in Asia, and China knows it

America can no longer deter China without help from its allies.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #south-china-sea, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The Smaller Bombs That Could Turn Ukraine Into a Nuclear War Zone

Military experts say a new generation of nuclear weapons has raised the risk that Mr. Putin might introduce less destructive atomic arms into the battlefields in and around Ukraine.

#defense-and-military-forces, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #submarines-and-submersibles, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #your-feed-science

The Museum Ships and Submarines That Are National Landmarks 

According to the National Park Service, some 120 vessels in the United States are designated as national historic landmarks.

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Submarine Spy Couple Tried to Sell Nuclear Secrets to Brazil

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe pleaded guilty last month in the espionage case, but until now the identity of the nation they had approached had remained publicly undisclosed.

#brazil, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Submarine Spy Case: Wife of Navy Engineer Pleads Guilty

Diana Toebbe, a high school teacher, acknowledged her part in an effort to try to sell nuclear reactor secrets her husband had taken from the Navy.

#annapolis-md, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Navy Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty in Submarine Espionage Case

Jonathan Toebbe, who was arrested in October along with his wife, will face 12 years or more in prison under a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

#espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-navy

South Korea Has Long Wanted Nuclear Subs. A New Reactor Could Open a Door.

The country plans to build a small modular reactor for marine propulsion, raising questions of whether it eventually intends to develop a nuclear submarine despite a U.S. treaty.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #defense-and-military-forces, #north-korea, #nuclear-energy, #south-korea, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations

The U.K. and France, Once More Unto the Breach

The Hundred Years’ War isn’t over. Let’s go for another hundred.

#european-union, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #parties-social, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations

Harris Meets Macron, Signaling a ‘New Era’ After Sub Snub, Both Say

In her vague assignment abroad, the vice president seems to be emphasizing that the U.S.-France relationship is about looking forward, in the wake of an embarrassing diplomatic spat.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #global-warming, #harris-kamala-d, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Metallurgist Admits She Falsified Test Results for Steel Used in Navy Submarines

For more than 30 years, Elaine Thomas altered test results for more than 240 steel productions while working for a foundry that provides metal for U.S. Navy submarines.

#frauds-and-swindling, #steel-and-iron, #submarines-and-submersibles, #tacoma-wash, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #washington-state

Nuclear-Powered Submarines for Australia? Maybe Not So Fast.

Australia’s plan to build the submarines with U.S. and British help faces big hurdles. Supporters say they can be overcome. Critics say they may be too much.

#australia, #bae-systems-plc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #great-britain, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

‘America Is Back,’ Biden Declared in June. The World Is About to Test Him.

Arriving in Europe with an unfinished economic and environmental spending plan, the president will confront new challenges, some self-inflicted, at two major summits.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #draghi-mario, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #group-of-twenty, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations

France and the United States Seek an Elusive Reconciliation

The Biden administration is poised to offer the French some defense-related emollients after their falling out over a sabotaged submarine deal. But some damage may last.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #group-of-twenty, #le-drian-jean-yves, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #milley-mark-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #sahraoui-adnan-abu-walid-al, #submarines-and-submersibles, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Woman Charged in Submarine Secrets Case Will Stay in Custody

Prosecutors used text messages to argue that Diana Toebbe and her husband had discussed leaving the country years ago.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Submarine Spy Case: Couple Stewed Over Money and Politics

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of America.

#computer-security, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nuclear-energy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #washington-navy-yard-washington-dc

Couple in Submarine Spy Case Stewed Over Money and Politics

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of America.

#computer-security, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nuclear-energy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #washington-navy-yard-washington-dc

Submarine Spy Case Involved a Babysitter and a Band-Aid Wrapper

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe seemed like an ordinary suburban couple, but the F.B.I. described them as would-be spies in a plot to pass nuclear secrets — and sloppy ones.

#annapolis-md, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Navy Nuclear Engineer Attempted Espionage, FBI Says

Jonathan Toebbe and his wife tried several times to pass information on nuclear propulsion systems to a foreign government, according to a criminal complaint.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Blinken, in Paris, Tries to Restore Trust After Submarine Snub

The American secretary of state met privately with the French foreign minister for more than an hour. But French anger remained palpable, even as both sides tried to move on.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #france, #international-relations, #le-drian-jean-yves, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Antony Blinken Has a Delicate Job in Paris After Submarine Row

The secretary of state’s close ties with France will be valuable in smoothing over the diplomatic spat last month over a U.S. submarine deal with Australia.

#blinken-antony-j, #content-type-personal-profile, #france, #state-department, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

What AUKUS Means for U.S.-China Great Power Competition

As experts hail the AUKUS agreement, the Biden administration should ensure it does not reflect a self-defeating concept of great power competition.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #federation-of-american-scientists, #france, #great-britain, #india, #international-relations, #japan, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #south-korea, #submarines-and-submersibles, #taiwan, #tools, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uranium, #victoria-university-of-wellington

France’s Power Is Questioned After Failed Submarine Deal

The failed submarine deal with Australia raises questions about whether there is an unbridgeable divide between France’s vision of itself on the world stage and its actual power.

#australia, #defense-and-military-forces, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #pacific-ocean, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles

Is Biden Showing Shades of Trump?

Angry allies. Border bedlam. Sound familiar?

#afghanistan, #australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #france, #internal-sub-only, #submarines-and-submersibles, #trump-donald-j

France, Striving for Global Power, Still Struggles to Get It

Though often seen as vanity or pique, France’s assertiveness abroad is calibrated to manage a quandary it has faced since World War II: how to act as an independent power while depending on allies.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #arms-trade, #cold-war-era, #de-gaulle-charles, #defense-and-military-forces, #france, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations

Submarines and Shifting Allegiances

Why the U.S.-British deal to sell military technology to Australia has unleashed claims of backstabbing and betrayal.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #south-china-sea, #submarines-and-submersibles

Why France Is Angry About the U.S.’s Submarine Deal

The new partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia is a diplomatic bombshell.

#australia, #china, #france, #great-britain, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #pacific-ocean, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states

Australia’s Submarines Make Waves in Asia Long Before They Go to Sea

Some nations fear an accelerated arms buildup in a region where larger countries have already ramped up their military spending or capabilities.

#australia, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-asia, #east-china-sea, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #international-relations, #japan, #submarines-and-submersibles, #territorial-disputes, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Australia’s Submarine Deal Adds to Asia Arms Buildup

Some nations fear an accelerated arms buildup in a region where larger countries have already ramped up their military spending or capabilities.

#australia, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-asia, #east-china-sea, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #international-relations, #japan, #submarines-and-submersibles, #territorial-disputes, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Macron Takes on U.S., a Big Gamble Even for a Bold Risk-Taker

For President Emmanuel Macron of France, a debacle over a lost submarine deal with Australia suggests that the NATO alliance is debilitated through lack of trust.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #france, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states

AUKUS Still Leaves Australia at Risk Against China

Australia has thrust itself into a central role in America’s rivalry with China.

#5g-wireless-communications, #australia, #australian-national-university, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nuclear-weapons, #pacific-ocean, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Submarine Deal Gives Post-Brexit Britain Its Moment on the Global Stage

The British government played an early role in brokering the alliance with the U.S. and Australia to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in the Pacific, officials in London and Washington said.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #england, #france, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Secret Talks Behind the U.S. Deal That France Called a ‘Betrayal’

In meeting after meeting with their French counterparts, U.S. officials gave no heads-up about their plans to upend France’s largest defense contract.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #france, #great-britain, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #morrison-scott-1968, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

France Is Outraged by U.S. Nuclear Submarine Deal With Australia

French officials accused President Biden of acting like his predecessor, saying they were stabbed in the back and not consulted.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #france, #great-britain, #international-relations, #johnson-boris, #le-drian-jean-yves, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Why Australia Bet the House on Lasting American Power in Asia

Less than three years ago, Australia’s leader said his country need not choose between the U.S. and China. A nuclear submarine deal shows that much has changed since then.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #great-britain, #international-relations, #morrison-scott-1968, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states

Submarine Deal Shows Australia’s Big Bet on U.S.

Less than three years ago, Australia’s leader said his country need not choose between the U.S. and China. A nuclear submarine deal shows that much has changed since then.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #great-britain, #international-relations, #morrison-scott-1968, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states

Jon Lindbergh, Aviator’s Son Who Took to the Sea, Dies at 88

Family triumph (Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight) and tragedy (the kidnapping “crime of the century”) shaped his early life, but he made his mark in the depths.

#deaths-obituaries, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #lindbergh-anne-morrow, #lindbergh-charles-a, #lindbergh-jon, #oceans-and-seas, #submarines-and-submersibles

Indonesia Submarine Crew Sang a Farewell Song, Weeks Before Sinking

A video of the sailors singing went viral on social media, prompting many to infer a hidden meaning in the pop song’s lyrics.

#bali-indonesia, #defense-and-military-forces, #indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #music, #southeast-asia, #submarines-and-submersibles

Debris From Indonesian Submarine Is Found, Ending Hopes of Rescue

Search teams from several countries had been looking for the navy vessel, which disappeared this week with 53 people aboard.

#bali-indonesia, #indonesia, #pacific-ocean, #southeast-asia, #submarines-and-submersibles

For Indonesian Submarine, Oxygen and Time Are Running Out

Rescue ships from several countries are in a desperate hunt to find the submarine, which disappeared on Wednesday with 53 people aboard.

#indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles

Indonesian Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 People on Board

The last request made by the submarine was for permission to descend to a deeper part of the Bali Sea.

#bali-indonesia, #indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles

The U.S.S. Johnston Sank in 1944. Divers Just Visited Its Wreckage.

The shipwreck, 21,000 feet underwater, was discovered in 2019. A team of explorers has now confirmed that it was the Navy destroyer that played a key role in helping General MacArthur retake the Philippines.

#naval-history-and-heritage-command, #philippine-sea, #shipwrecks-historic, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Seven Hundred Leagues Beneath Titan’s Methane Seas

Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn’s strange moon.

#cassini-spacecraft, #oceans-and-seas, #planets, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #titan-saturn-moon, #your-feed-science

Israeli Panel to Look Into Submarine Scandal, Riling Netanyahu

A decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival defense minister, Benny Gantz, to hold an inquiry could further destabilize their unity government.

#gantz-benny, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #submarines-and-submersibles

Ponzi Scheme Suspect Uses Underwater Scooter to Flee F.B.I.

After a chase, Matthew Piercey disappeared underwater using a submersible scooter, the authorities said. When he surfaced, agents were waiting with dry clothes his wife had provided.

#california, #crime-and-criminals, #diving-and-divers, #piercey-matthew, #ponzi-and-pyramid-schemes, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #submarines-and-submersibles, #winton-kenneth

The Sunday Read: ‘Lost in the Deep’

The epic hunt for a lost World War II aircraft carrier.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Peter Madsen, Killer of Kim Wall, Escapes Prison but Is Recaptured

Mr. Madsen fled the Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen after taking a staff member hostage with what appeared to be a gun, according to local news outlets. He was apprehended a short time later.

#copenhagen-denmark, #denmark, #fugitives, #madsen-peter-1971, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prison-escapes, #submarines-and-submersibles, #wall-kim-journalist

Seeking the Humanity in the Story of Kim Wall’s Murder

A new TV series, “The Investigation,” fictionalizes the police investigation into the killing of the Swedish journalist, resisting the usual trappings of Nordic noir.

#denmark, #lindholm-tobias, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #submarines-and-submersibles, #television, #wall-kim-journalist

Argentina Spied on Families of Lost Submarine Crew, Officials Say

The families had grown angry at the former government for delaying the search operation and giving them what turned out to be false hope. Now, the new government says spies tracked the families.

#argentina, #buenos-aires-argentina, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #patagonia-argentina, #submarines-and-submersibles

Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #aquariums, #california, #california-academy-of-sciences, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #oceans-and-seas, #submarines-and-submersibles, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Lost World War II Submarine Is Found in Southeast Asia

The U.S.S. Grenadier was scuttled in April 1943 after being attacked by Japanese bombers. Surviving crew members were tortured at a prison camp for more than two years, according to accounts.

#naval-history-and-heritage-command, #shipwrecks-historic, #strait-of-malacca, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #uss-grenadier, #world-war-ii-1939-45