I've been getting a lot of e-mails asking for reaction to this story. For my own previous writings, see here. Information Dissemination has done a lot of work on this.
This is a depressing story: The Olympia was a successful museum vessel, at least according to the numbers. More than 100,000 visitors annually paced the same decks where Dewey uttered.
LCS-1 USS Freedom has now seized upwards of 3/4 ton cocaine. At a street value of $20000/kilo, that's roughly $15 million. If the Navy just sold that cocaine instead of.
Galrahn, David Axe, and the folks at the USNI blog are closely covering US maritime assistance to Haiti. Both the USN and the USCG are on the way; the Coast.
MRG forwarded me this piece this morning. I had seen it previously and intended to refrain from comment, but... you know. In general, it's best not to get one's defense.
Japan's new aircraft carrier helicopter carrying destroyer was commissioned yesterday. Hyuga can carry up to eleven helicopters, and may in the future be able to carry the F-35B VSTOL fighter..
Galrahn and I sat down last week and diavlogged about all things maritime. He's our discussion of the "rise" of Chinese naval power:We also talk about piracy, Robert Gates, and.
A friend fowards along this photo of her father, Walter Rule, on one of his first Navy postings. She wonders whether this is Honolulu or San Diego. Any thoughts?