Testing continues on an electromagnetic weapon that could hurl a 40-pound projectile hundreds of miles from Navy ships offshore towards, well: Everything (Video at the link) -
“As you can see, it represents a significant increase in range,” Roger Ellis, the Office of Naval Research’s electromagnetic railgun program manager, said in a conference call [...]
Very much in the eye of the beholder, according to the admittedly partisan Hinderaker, who surveys the legacy media’s response to “Act of Valor“:
(Quite) a few movies have been made about post-September 11 warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Virtually every one of them has been shameless propaganda. You probably didn’t [...]
In our history, courtesy of Navy and USNI:
On March 3, 1814, Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn of the Royal Navy arrived in the Chesapeake Bay aboard HMS Marlborough. Cockburn gained notoriety for his aggressive inland operations as his forces burned private homes, businesses, and mercantile establishments during Admiral Sir John Warren’s Chesapeake Bay [...]
An otherwise sensibly written article about the contributions of special forces in our quotidian bug hunts, with a dreadful title.
The SEALs, like the rest of the military, serve at the pleasure of the president. Who at the moment, happens to be Barack Obama.
But it is the office they serve, and the country [...]
Over at Blackfive’s place, Froggy get’s his frogman on, responding to a HuffPo “review” of the upcoming movie “Act of Valor”, which I am looking forward to seeing – because it just has to be full of awesome.
The Huffington Post is a convenient target, but these are rounds wasted. Haters gonna hate.
Long time readers of these pages may recollect that their host’s naval career was nearly cut short, very early on. Which it had something to do with carrying live air-to-air ordnance while practicing spar-bombing with blue death, the name we used to classify inert, or practice air-to-ground ordnance. The thinking at the time being [...]
Until moral improves:
As the Obama administration reorients its military strategy toward Asia and the vital maritime trade routes in the Pacific, the bulk of the responsibility will fall on the Navy, which was largely sidelined during the land wars of the last decade.
But the Navy will have to perform its mission in [...]