Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.

#afghanistan, #china, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #international-relations, #iraq, #libya, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politburo-standing-committee-of-the-communist-party-of-china, #taiwan, #territorial-disputes, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

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Jonathan Pollard, Convicted Spy, Completes Parole and May Move to Israel

The former Navy intelligence analyst served 30 years in prison for stealing American secrets during the Cold War. Some of them ultimately ended up with the Soviet government.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #israel, #pollard-jonathan-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Sydney Barber Will Be First Black Woman to Lead Midshipman at U.S. Naval Academy

Sydney Barber will break one of the final leadership barriers in the Annapolis, Md., school’s 175-year history.

#annapolis-md, #askew-simone, #brigade-commander, #sydney-barber, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-navy

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For Veterans Day, Some Former Military Officers Reflect on Lessons From Their Parents

The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.

#careers-and-professions, #children-and-childhood, #defense-department, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy

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Navy Plane Crashes in Alabama, Killing Crew

The plane crashed into a residential area. No civilians on the ground were injured, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #foley-ala, #united-states-navy

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Guantánamo Bay Navy Base Raises Health Alert and Closes Facilities

Residents received little information about the source of the health scare that halted activities at the outpost in Cuba.

#detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #military-tribunals, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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In Wake of Recent India-China Conflict, U.S. Sees Opportunity

India’s border dispute with China has accelerated its relations with the United States. Others worry that warming ties ignore India’s persecution of Muslims.

#abe-shinzo, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #jaishankar-subrahmanyam, #modi-narendra, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

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Bahrain Will Normalize Relations With Israel, Trump Says

The island kingdom in the Persian Gulf becomes the second Arab nation in a month to more openly embrace Israel, dismissing Palestinian objections.

#kushner-jared, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

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How the U.S. Won the War Against Japan

Ian W. Toll’s “Twilight of the Gods,” the third volume of a trilogy, details the American triumph in the Pacific War.

#books-and-literature, #japan, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #toll-ian-w, #twilight-of-the-gods-war-in-the-western-pacific-1944-1945-book, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

#alabama, #arizona, #army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #conscientious-objectors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #georgia, #medal-of-honor-us, #medicine-and-health, #national-guard, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #reserves-military, #tennessee, #texas, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #virginia

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I’ve Been Married to the Military for 15 Years. Our Luck Just Ran Out.

The men and women of the military are essential workers, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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Facing a Military Deployment During a Pandemic

The men and women of the military are essential workers, too.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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The Untold Story of the Black Marines Charged With Mutiny at Sea

Racial strife aboard a Navy ship left three men facing the threat of the death penalty. They became little more than statistics in the military’s dismal record of race relations in the Vietnam era.

#black-people, #courts-martial, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #vietnam, #vietnam-war

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The Japanese Surrender During World War II: A Sailor’s Perspective

What the end of a long war might have been like for a sailor in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945.

#japan, #tokyo-japan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Remains of Sailor and 7 Marines Killed in Training Accident Are Recovered

The servicemen had been missing since the amphibious assault vehicle they were in sank off the coast of Southern California on July 30.

#camp-pendleton-calif, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy

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Navy Investigates Video of Dogs Attacking Man in Kaepernick Jersey

The Navy condemned the video, which it said was taken at an “independent organization’s event” last year. A filmmaker said it took place at a museum dedicated to the SEALs.

#corben-billy, #florida, #fort-pierce-fla, #kaepernick-colin, #navy-seals, #san-francisco-49ers, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #defense-department, #defense-intelligence-agency, #elizondo-luis, #reid-harry, #rubio-marco, #space-and-astronomy, #unidentified-flying-objects-ufo, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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Army Pauses Twitch Game Streaming After First Amendment Claim

Army and Navy channels banned viewers from their live streams when they asked about war crimes. Accused of censorship, now the Army says it will pause streaming.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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U.S. Says Most of China’s Claims in South China Sea Are Illegal

The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo portends more American military operations to push back Chinese maritime activity and sanctions on Chinese companies.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #law-of-the-sea-un-convention, #mischief-reef, #pompeo-mike, #south-china-sea, #spratly-islands, #state-department, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Some officials say that a joint American-Israeli strategy is evolving — some might argue regressing — to a series of short-of-war clandestine strikes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #esper-mark-t, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #mckenzie-kenneth-f, #milley-mark-a, #mossad, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #terrorism, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

The deployment of an American aircraft carrier and its strike force is often used as a signal to deter adversaries. Deploying two at once is recognized as a significant show of force.

#aircraft-carriers, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #paracel-islands, #south-china-sea, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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The V.A. Made Me Vomit. And That Was a Good Thing.

After suffering from sleeplessness and anxiety for months, I finally saw a psychiatrist. I became so relaxed so quickly that I passed out.

#anxiety-and-stress, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #vasovagal-syncope-fainting, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.

#defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #impeachment, #mccusker-elaine-a, #national-security-council, #rood-john-c, #senate-committee-on-armed-services, #shanahan-patrick-m-1962, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #vindman-alexander-s

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Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

#blunt-roy-d, #booker-cory-a, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #cobb-howell, #davis-jefferson-f, #house-of-representatives, #hunter-robert-m-t-1809-87, #juneteenth, #lee-robert-e, #mcconnell-mitch, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #orr-james-l-1822-73, #pelosi-nancy, #schumer-charles-e, #slavery-historical, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Navy Inquiry Faults Two Top Officers Aboard Roosevelt for Handling of Virus

The Navy will not restore Capt. Brett E. Crozier to command of the nuclear-powered carrier, and the promotion of his boss will be put on hold.

#aircraft-carriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #gilday-michael-m, #guam, #philippine-sea, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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Solving the Mystery of What Became of J.F.K.’s Other Patrol Boat

A boat believed to be the PT-59, a Navy vessel Kennedy commanded after the PT-109 was sunk, has been mired in the muck off Manhattan for decades.

#boats-and-boating, #harlem-river-bronx-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #inwood-manhattan-ny, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Senators Seek Answers on Coronavirus Protections at Guantánamo Bay

In a letter, they asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of Covid-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.

#baldwin-tammy-suzanne-green, #booker-cory-a, #brown-sherrod, #cardin-benjamin-l, #coons-christopher-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #detainees, #durbin-richard-j, #esper-mark-t, #feinstein-dianne, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #leahy-patrick-j, #merkley-jeffrey-a-1956, #military-tribunals, #national-guard, #reed-jack, #sanders-bernard, #senate, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #warren-elizabeth

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For African-Americans in Uniform, It’s Duty, Honor, Country. But Don’t Expect to Lead.

Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #defense-department, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #mentors, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Corpus Christi Shooting: Texas Naval Base Attack Was ‘Terrorism Based’

The gunman was killed, and a member of the security force was injured in the attack at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the authorities said.

#corpus-christi-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-navy

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The Commander in Chief’s Following Wanes

Trump started his term with strong support in America’s armed forces. But the respect the president typically gets from the military has cooled.

#afghanistan, #bush-george-w, #commencement-speeches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #democratic-party, #gallagher-edward-1979, #gilday-michael-m, #house-of-representatives, #huntington-samuel-p, #international-institute-for-strategic-studies, #iraq, #navy-seals, #new-york-city, #niger, #polls-and-public-opinion, #prisoners-of-war, #republican-party, #state-department, #syria, #turkey, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship, #veterans

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Navy Reports Describe Encounters With Unexplained Flying Objects

While some of the encounters have been reported publicly before, the Navy records are an official accounting of the incidents, including descriptions from the pilots of what they saw.

#atlantic-ocean, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #defense-department, #freedom-of-information-act, #military-aircraft, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #virginia

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Aircraft Carrier Fought the Virus For Weeks. Now It’s Back Aboard.

A sailor infected with the coronavirus was quickly whisked off the ship, which is docked in Guam as Navy officials prepare for the vessel to deploy.

#aircraft-carriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #gilday-michael-m, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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Virus Concerns Flare Up Again on Stricken Carrier Roosevelt

For the second time in about a month, the Navy is weighing crew safety against war readiness aboard the Theodore Roosevelt.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #guam, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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An Accidental Navy Chief Steers His Service Through a Storm

Adm. Michael M. Gilday appears determined that his recommendations on the Roosevelt case will be made based on Navy principles and not on fears of what the White House might want.

#aircraft-carriers, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #michael-m-gilday, #modly-thomas-b, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-naval-academy, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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Navy Secretary Orders Deeper Inquiry Into Virus-Stricken Ship

The investigation delays a decision on whether to reinstate the captain of the aircraft carrier Roosevelt, Brett E. Crozier, who has assumed the role of an unlikely hero.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #milley-mark-a, #modly-thomas-b, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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Navy Secretary Orders Deeper Inquiry Into Coronavirus-Stricken Ship

The investigation delays a decision on whether to reinstate the captain of the aircraft carrier Roosevelt, Brett E. Crozier, who has assumed the role of an unlikely hero.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #milley-mark-a, #modly-thomas-b, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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Trump Says He Told Navy to ‘Shoot Down’ Iranian Boats

The president’s statement came a week after the Pentagon accused Iran of sending 11 fast boats to conduct “dangerous and harassing approaches” to six American warships in the Persian Gulf.

#arabian-sea, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #persian-gulf, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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U.S. Warships Enter Disputed Waters of South China Sea as Tensions With China Escalate

The move comes as a war of words between the United States and China over the coronavirus pandemic intensifies.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #petronas-petroliam-nasional-berhad, #south-china-sea, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain to Command of Roosevelt

Adm. Michael Gilday has indicated that he may reinstate Captain Crozier, who was removed from command after pleading for more help fighting a coronavirus outbreak on his ship.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #guam, #milley-mark-a, #modly-thomas-b, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

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Rethinking National Security for the Coronavirus Age

The Cuban Missile Crisis forced Kennedy to begin an era of arms control, and Sept. 11 forced Bush to reinvent counterterrorism. Will the coronavirus change the priorities of the Trump administration?

#bolton-john-r, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #veterans-affairs-department

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‘There Will Be Losses’: How a Captain’s Plea Exposed a Rift in the Military

The coronavirus crisis aboard the carrier Theodore Roosevelt spurred another chapter in the hollowing out of the Navy’s leadership, in particular under the Trump administration.

#aircraft-carriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #modly-thomas-b, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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USNS Comfort Crew Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The news was the latest setback in the ship’s troubled mission to New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #united-states-navy, #usns-comfort-ship

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How the Theodore Roosevelt’s Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military

In a profanity-laced reprimand, the acting Navy secretary criticized sailors aboard the Theodore Roosevelt for cheering their fired captain, who had requested more assistance to fight the infection.

#aircraft-carriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #milley-mark-a, #modly-thomas-b, #navy-seals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Navy Fired Captain Crozier After His Letter on the Coronavirus. Hear How the Crew Responded.

The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career.

#aircraft-carriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #epidemics, #modly-thomas-b, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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“It’s a joke,” said a top hospital executive, whose facilities are packed with coronavirus patients.

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Pentagon Takes Restrained Role in Coronavirus Response, Despite Calls for Help

Officials are trying to determine the military’s role in safeguarding the United States from a new enemy within its borders, even as commanders fear infection across the ranks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #epidemics, #esper-mark-t, #milley-mark-a, #national-guard, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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