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Pentagon spent $5.5bn only hours before govt shutdown
As clocks at the Pentagon approached midnight late Monday evening and inched America towards a government shutdown, the United States Department of Defense spent $5.5 billion dollars on an arsenal of items ordered at the last minute by Uncle Sam.

03.10.2013 17:05

No. 2 US nuke chief suspended over gambling probe
The general in charge of all US nuclear offensive forces has suspended his deputy, Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, over his suspected role in a casino scandal that involved “a significant monetary amount” of counterfeit gambling chips.

28.09.2013 23:56

US Navy Yard shooter described as ‘nice’, but with anger issues
The life of Aaron Alexis, the man who went on a killing spree at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, has been described as a “study of contrasts,” from being heralded for his heroism on September 11, to having numerous run-ins with the law.

17.09.2013 05:39

At least 13 fatalities incl gunman in DC Navy Yard shooting
At least 13 people including the gunman identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, died during a Monday morning attack on the Navy Yard complex in Washington, DC. Officials say the motives of the shooting are not yet known.

16.09.2013 12:48

Docked Russian nuclear sub ablaze
A Russian nuclear-powered submarine was damaged by a fire while docked for repair at a shipyard in the Far East. The vessel was unarmed and its reactors shut down at the time of the incident.

16.09.2013 05:16

Russian military resumes permanent Arctic presence
The Russian Navy’s long-distance cruise in the Subarctic along the Northern Sea Route has become a flagship mission in the region abandoned by the military after the fall of the USSR. Now the once deactivated infrastructure will resume operation.

14.09.2013 11:52

‘Either rebels are responsible for the chemical attack, or Assad’s forces lost their minds’ - French ex-hostage
A phone conversation between the opposition fighters may prove that it was opposition who used gas on civilians in Syria – that’s according to Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin da Prata, who had been held hostage by rebels for months.

13.09.2013 14:22

Russia to expand Mediterranean fleet to 10 warships – Navy chief
The Russian Navy intends to build its presence in the Mediterranean Sea - particularly in the area close to Syrian shores - to up to 10 battleships, announced Admiral of the Fleet Viktor Chirkov.

13.09.2013 05:07

Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean
Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there.

11.09.2013 14:56

Troubled waters: Naval forces line Syrian shores
Mounting pressure for a Western strike on Syria has seen naval forces both friendly and hostile to Damascus build up off the embattled country’s coastline.

06.09.2013 12:57

DARPA goes deep: New Hydra project to see underwater drones deploying drones
The sky is no longer the limit for US drone warfare, with secret military research agency DARPA considering a conquest of the seven seas with an underwater drone carrier.

06.09.2013 04:57

US admiral says ships in Mediterranean ‘fully ready’ for potential Syria strike
US Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean are “fully ready” to launch cruise missiles into Syria as part of a US military campaign that would not involve “extraordinary” monetary costs, a top admiral said Thursday.

06.09.2013 01:01