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New Standards for Navy Skippers

The Navy seems to have hit rough seas in recent years, repeatedly canning command officers who have fallen short on the job. To the Navy’s credit, it announces...

Navy Brains…and Heart

Sure, it gives one pause when the top graduate among the 1,099 midshipmen to be graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy this week isn’t — for the first time in the...

Building a True 21st Century U.S. Military

When it comes to reform of the U.S. military establishment, we’ve tinkered on the margins far too long. We are currently in the ninth version of the Joint...

U.S. and Japanese Troops Draw Closer

TOKYO – The prospect of U.S. and Japanese troops fighting side-by-side in the next land war in Asia – and Heaven forbid the need for either — comes a step closer...

This Is Only a Test: Navy Women Donning Dixie Cups

The Navy’s personnel chief, after a survey of nearly 400 women in the sea service, says there’s room for improvement in the uniforms they wear. “As a result of...

Bravo Zulu, Navy!

We don’t mind razzing the Navy when it comes to Breathalyzers for sailors, or its increasingly strange ship-naming practices, so it seems only fair to tip our...

138

…that’s how many different versions of the tried-and-true F-16 jet fighter have been built, former F-16 builder, Navy secretary and No. 2 Pentagon civilian...

Japan Eyes Return To Atomic Bomb Base

TOKYO – It’s not clear if anyone appreciates the irony, but Japan wants to help pay for a new U.S. military base on Tinian atoll, a former Imperial Army...

The Army’s More Deadly Bullet: Stateside Only

The Army has just ordered its first batch of 9mm Jacketed Hollow Point bullets. But it’s limiting the rounds to its law-enforcement personnel based only in the...

The Army’s Report Card

The Army has just surveyed more than 40,000 of its people about how it’s faring, and gives itself an A, or something pretty close to it. The Army Profession (AP)...

Navy Looking Skyward to Tame Pirates

From Time’s Techland blog: Pirates are funny when they’re portrayed by a rum-soaked Johnny Depp. In real life, however, they pose a serious problem, with...

America’s Medicated Army, 2.0

The Los Angeles Times does a good job of refilling the prescription we first filled nearly four years ago: The Times, over the weekend: After two long-running...

Collateral Damage

Seven-hundred and thirty days. That’s the average length of time – two years – that a wounded Marine spends at Camp Lejeune’s Wounded Warrior Battalion before...