Top Daily Stories

Jun 23 2015

Senate approves new VA health care chief

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-06-23 20:17
Dr. David Shulkin, president of the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, won approval as the VA's undersecretary for health by a voice vote Tuesday in the Senate.
Jun 23 2015

Afghan forces recapture key district from Taliban

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:51
Afghan government forces regained control of a key district near Kunduz on Tuesday, after Taliban fighters had threatened to capture a provincial capital for the first time since being driven from power in 2001.
Jun 23 2015

Japanese plane circles over China-claimed region in S.China Sea

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:30
A Japanese military patrol plane circled over disputed parts of the South China Sea on Tuesday at the start of an exercise with the Philippine military that has irked China.
Jun 23 2015

China to Retrofit 172,000 Civilian Ships for War

Maritime News - Vessels - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:00
China is set to retrofit 172,000 of merchant ships for military purposes so they can be used in the event of a war, another disturbing indication of growing tensions between Beijing and Washington,
Jun 23 2015

DOD: China aims to challenge U.S. air dominance

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2015-06-23 01:04
China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work says.
Jun 22 2015

China may be trying to hide its submarines in the South China Sea

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2015-06-22 23:10
For months, China’s visible construction of artificial islands and military facilities in the South China Sea has alarmed U.S. officials and many of China’s neighbors.
Jun 22 2015

Explosion Shatters Windows of Sitting Afghan Parliament, Gunfire Heard

The New York Times - Mon, 2015-06-22 02:28
A loud explosion rocked the Afghan parliament and shattered windows on Monday as members were in session and gunfire was heard shortly afterward.
Jun 21 2015

Veterans' wait time for health care at VA longer than a year ago

The Washington Times - Sun, 2015-06-21 22:33
The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of a month or more is 50 percent higher now than a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the VA.
Jun 21 2015

Military manual declares war on spies, propagandists among journalists

The Washington Times - Sun, 2015-06-21 21:13
The Pentagon's new thick book of instructions for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be journalists.
Jun 19 2015

Rangers, SEALs, now Raiders: Marines resurrect historic name

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2015-06-19 05:20
The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders.

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2015-08-05

Please join us for a Maritime Security Dialogue event: The Future of Naval Capabilities Featuring a discussion with: VADM Joseph...

Maritime Security Dialogue

2015 Naval History Conference

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership