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Navy Seal Author of Book About bin Laden Raid Revealed

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The name of the anonymous U.S. Navy SEAL (commando) who penned a book about the special U.S. military team that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Ladin last year has been revealed. U.S. media report the author is Matt Bisssonette, who retired from the Navy shortly after the operation in Pakistan that killed bin Laden. U.S. […]

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New Book to Discuss Killing of Osama bin Laden

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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A member of the special U.S. military team that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden has written a book about the mission, raising concerns among U.S. officials about potential leaks of classified information. U.S. publisher Dutton says the book was written by a Navy SEAL member writing under the fictitious name of Mark Owen, in […]

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US Navy Fires on Boat Off Dubai, 1 Killed

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military says a Navy ship fired on a small boat that was speeding toward it off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. UAE officials say one Indian national on board the boat was killed and three others were wounded. They say the boat was a fishing vessel. The U.S. Navy says the […]

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Fire Breaks Out On US Nuclear Sub

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Fire broke out late Wednesday aboard a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine docked at a shipyard in Maine. Officials at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the town of Kittery say the fire started in the USS Miami’s forward compartment. The submarine’s nuclear reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, and was unaffected. Seven […]

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Fire Breaks Out On US Nuclear Sub

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Fire broke out late Wednesday aboard a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine docked at a shipyard in Maine. Officials at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the town of Kittery say the fire started in the USS Miami’s forward compartment. The submarine’s nuclear reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, and was unaffected. At […]

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China Defends Naval Drills in Western Pacific

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a planned naval exercise that is causing concern in Japan is not related to recent maritime tensions in the Pacific region. Japan’s defense ministry reported Wednesday that six Chinese naval vessels have crossed between two of its islands into the western Pacific Ocean. The NHK television network said one of the […]

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China Announces Naval Drills in Western Pacific

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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China says its navy will soon begin training exercises in the western Pacific, in a move that could add to unease among some of its neighbors. The drill comes amid China’s increasingly assertive maritime claims in the South and East China Seas, and just a week after U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans to station […]

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US Pacific Commander Acknowledges China’s Global Interests

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The commander of America’s Pacific fleet says he respects China’s right to manage its interests around the world but worries about erratic behavior by North Korea. Vice Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, spoke to reporters in Hong Kong Wednesday during a port call by the battle group attached to the giant aircraft […]

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Swedish Navy Investigates Suspect Underwater Activity

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:42 am (UTC-5)
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Sweden has deployed several naval ships in the waters west of the coastal city of Gothenburg to investigate a possible underwater violation of Swedish territory. In a statement, Swedish naval inspector Jan Thörnqvist said Thursday the investigation was prompted by a reported sighting from a reliable source of a suspected submarine. Thörnqvist said the ships […]

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US Warships in Vietnam for Joint Training

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam welcomed three U.S. warships to its waters Friday for scheduled port calls and joint training exercises. The U.S. embassy said in a statement that the two sides will conduct seven days of training involving navigation and damage control along with dive and salvage training. No combat drills will be held. Officials have said the […]

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