Navy News

Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:54
Arab leaders held their annual summit on Wednesday, poised to endorse key Palestinian positions in the conflict with Israel — a signal to President Donald Trump that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Islamic State holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:38
Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State's de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group's last major urban stronghold.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:22
North Korea has proven over the past 10 years that it can be exceptionally difficult to determine from a properly set up nuclear test some of the most basic details an adversary would want to know.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

US marshals arrest fugitive on Army's 'most wanted' list

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:16
A fugitive who's on a list of the "most wanted" by the U.S. Army has been captured in Iowa.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Trump didn't get luxury-model Air Force One

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:12
A widely shared story that claims to include photos of a recently delivered plane that will serve as Air Force One for President Donald Trump is false. The pictures included in the story do not show the presidential plane and are conceptual renderings from an outfitter of luxury aircraft.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Soldier scales apartment building to rescue woman, baby from fire

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:12
A soldier’s weekly commissary run turned into a daredevil rescue last month when he scaled an apartment building to save a woman and her baby after spotting a fire near Camp Humphreys.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Veteran hikes Appalachian Trail to raise money for children of fallen servicemembers

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:07
Paul Gaumond is a retired, disabled veteran. But he’s not done serving his country. Gaumond, a former sergeant major of the 10th Special Forces Group headquartered at Fort Carson, Colo., will hike the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt's Sinai

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:53
Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Maine senators: Give wounded vets free national park access

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:47
Maine's senators say Congress should pass legislation that would make many veterans eligible for a free lifetime pass allowing entry to national parks.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar border

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:45
China has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Creating a lithium ion battery that won’t catch fire

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:42
American Lithium Energy, , which mostly supplies batteries to the U.S. military, believes it has come up with technology to improve safety in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — the power source for a growing number of electronic gadgets.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Chicago police find rifle in stroller, handgun and ammo in diaper bag

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:38
A Chicago woman was arrested after police said they found a loaded rifle wrapped in blankets in a stroller she was pushing and a handgun with extra ammunition tucked into a diaper bag in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Living in no man’s land along the border

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:25
Greg Garcia and his family live in the U.S., but on the other side of a border fence built in the Rio Grande Valley over the past decade. There are sections where the fence sits up to a mile from the border, on the U.S. side. An entire ecosystem sits behind the fence: wildlife refuges, birding trails, thousands of acres of farmland, cemeteries, soccer fields and homes where families such as the Garcias live.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Curator shines light on art and the culture wars

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:04
Culture is a weapon — a pretty effective one at that. And it’s a topic that New York-based curator Nato Thompson takes on in his book “Culture as Weapon,” which explores the ways the tools of culture are deployed to do everything from sell iPhones to wage war.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

South African President Zuma gambles his political future by taking aim at Gordhan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:55
South African President Jacob Zuma is taking a gamble as he ups the ante in his battle with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for control of the nation's finances.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

New book on war in Laos compelling read for those who love military history

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:52
The war in Laos brought the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Hmong together as allies when the agency engaged the Hmong to fight the North Vietnamese and the Communist Pathet Lao. Author Joshua Kurlantzick has written an authoritative account of the conflict and explains how it set the pattern for later CIA covert military actions.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

US, Japan test Xi with Taiwan outreach ahead of Trump summit

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:52
The U.S. and Japan are taking steps toward upgrading ties with Taiwan, risking a run-in with China as Donald Trump and Xi Jinping prepare for a first meeting in Florida next week.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

Pennsylvania seeks photos of Vietnam War victims

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:41
Pennsylvania's Military and Veterans Department is seeking 105 servicemembers who were killed in the Vietnam War.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories

How junkyard cars from Israel have become deadly Palestinian treasures

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:32
For the Israelis, whether the police or the soldiers who patrol the West Bank, the cars are a problem because they are increasingly being used in terrorist attacks on Israeli targets.
Categories: Top Navy News Stories