Showing posts with label Military. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Military. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Desert One

Brilliant documentary dissects the disastrous U.S. rescue mission in Iran
Director Barbara Kopple relies on archival footage, animation and sources including Jimmy Carter to reconstruct the fatal flaws of 1980’s Operation Eagle Claw.

By Richard Roeper Aug 20, 2020, 5:43pm CDT

In a scene from “Desert One,” tourists visit the site where a U.S. helicopter crashed during a failed 1980 rescue mission in Iran. Cabin Creek Films

“Do you have any reports on the helicopters’ location?”

“They have passed the point of no return.” – Never-before-heard telephone conversation between

The US guided missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed to South China Sea || ...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A Nearly Unstoppable Combo: Adding F-35s to an Aircraft Carrier

Trump Hosts Swearing-In of General Charles Brown Jr., First Black Service Chief

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence participate in the swearing in of General Charles Q. Brown as the incoming Chief of Staff of the Air Force, in the Oval Office of the White House, Aug. 4, 2020 in Washington. (Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

China seems hesitant to respond

US Navy warship challenges China in South China Sea as US blasts Beijing's 'unlawful' claims and 'gangster tactics'

Ryan Pickrell

The USS Ralph Johnson. US Navy

A US Navy destroyer challenged China in the South China Sea with a freedom-of-navigation operation

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Blue Angels @ 11:45 A.M. today!

Blue Angels announce Chicago flyover planned for Tuesday
The U.S. Navy pilots will salute “healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel” with the flyover.

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, seen here at the 2019 Chicago Air and Water Show, will fly over Chicago on Tuesday. Rick Majewski/For the Sun-Times

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will perform a flyover of Chicago on Tuesday, the Blue Angels announced on social media Sunday.

Known for participating in Chicago Air and Water shows, the pilot squadron’s surprise Tuesday

Friday, April 3, 2020

No Surprise, the guy was in an absolute panic

Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about coronavirus outbreak on aircraft carrier

The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Philippine Sea on March 18, 2020.Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas V. Huynh / U.S. Navy

The Navy announced it has relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000,

Monday, March 23, 2020

Marine Corps reinventing itself

The Marine Corps is undertaking its most sweeping transformation in decades, pivoting from a focus on fighting insurgents in the Middle East to developing the ability to hop from island to island in the western Pacific to bottle up the Chinese fleet.
The 10-year plan to revamp the Corps, scheduled to be unveiled this week, follows years of classified U.S. wargames that revealed China’s missile and naval forces to be eroding American military advantages in the region.
“China, in terms of military capability, is the pacing threat,” Gen. David Berger, the Marine Corps commandant, said in an interview. “If we did nothing, we would be passed.”
To reinvent themselves as a naval expeditionary force within budget limits, the Marines plan to

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Air Force

The US Air Force is sending six B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers to Diego Garcia, a secretive military outpost in the Indian Ocean, as tension soars in the wake of a US assassination strike on a top Iranian general.

The bombers will be “available for operations against Iran if ordered,” CNN’s Barbara Starr reported Monday, citing an unnamed US official, though the reporter noted the new deployment “does not signal that operations have been ordered.”