The weekend attack on the U.S. Navy by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has sparked another official inquiry surrounding the cash payment to Iran
Harassing the Navy. Not Iran's best strategy.
When the United States Navy has 6 aircraft carriers underway, at sea, at the same time, it is important!
China scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday as a U.S. navy ship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea.
Iran seems determined to be the bully on the block. The strategic Straits of Hormuz sees 35% of the world’s seaborne oil trade pass through their narrows. When Iran gets mad at the United States (a perpetual state of affairs) they threaten our Navy and the world’s oil shipping. On 18 April 1988, the U.S. Navy waged a one-day battle […]
17 Sailors of the United States Navy died in a terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. One of those involved in the plot, Al Sabri, has been released to Saudi Arabia. Charges have never been brought. Justice has been denied those 17 Sailors. Their Commanding Officer at that time, Commander Kirk S. Lippold, USN, is rightly incensed. […]
When Hong Kong was a British colony, visits by the United States Navy were a foregone conclusion. Now that the Peoples Republic of China has assumed governance, not so much. The latest Navy visit request has been refused by China. The USS Stennis Carrier Battle Group has been denied a port visit there. It is the latest unsubtle […]
Anyone who follows the AllenWestRepublic website or Facebook page knows that we pay a lot of attention to the events in the South China Sea. There is good reason for this. This has become the area where China will seek its dominance in the Far East. By unilaterally seizing disputed islands in this area, under a false […]
Cyber warfare has become a real battlefront in the national security. While there is not a ‘hot war’ between the United States and the communist nations, there are, in fact, daily battles being fought on the internet. The internet provides access to and the ability to attack our industries. The theft of intellectual properties will reduce […]
Social engineering of the United States Armed Forces has reached new levels under the Obama administration. Not since the 1980;s have the personnel of our armed forces been called upon to accept so much progressive agenda. The Pentagon went social networking on Twitter this week to encourage troops to enjoy Earth Day. They should be focused on […]
Japan has sent a flotilla to Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippine Islands. Now there can be a lot of speculation on the reason for the visit. The most common thought it has to do with the tensions China has created over the Spratly Islands. The stated reason is that it is the precursor to a fleet […]
When Admirals speak to the Senate, they normally cover a lot of subjects. In this article it ranges around the world. The staff at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba received high praise for its selfless work. Missile defense is getting more expensive, and that is expected. The world wide issues, ISIS, Russia, China, and North Korea are also covered. How is […]
Allen West comments on the practice of Navy Seals dipping into their own pockets to fund mission gear. What’s wrong with this picture. Read his comments below: Written by Allen B. West: The priorities of the Obama administration when it comes to our U.S. military are absolutely delusional. The focus is on social egalitarianism and […]
The use of drones for recreation has become quite the thing for the tech savvy. The issues of safety and security have thus become bigger issues for the military. Last year, you remember, a father took out a drone that appeared to be spying on his teenage daughter. Now the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS for you Jethro […]
The Department of Defense and United States Navy’s supply system has always been slow to respond to the needs of Sailors and Soldiers. In this day when our troops need it now, it is always somewhere down the road. It should not be up to the troops to fund their own gear out of their […]
The United States Navy’s 2017 budget request holds an item that points to a return to Keflavik, Iceland for Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft. This would be for the P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft. So this a return to the Cold War scenario of tracking the Russian submarine fleet in the North Atlantic. Keflavik is a cold place and […]
In a ground breaking and sea-parting move, the United States and India are considering joint patrols. This is a major consideration for India who only patrols under the UN banner. Freedom of navigation actions are being considered because of China’s continued incursions in the South China Sea. China is trying to make this area of the oceans […]
Seven years into the roll out of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) the growth pains continue. The design, function, and reliability are all under not-so-friendly fire from Senators. The recent engineering failures, while acceptable in new ship design, have brought closed scrutiny to the whole program. The ability to survive in combat and missions that should be assigned do not seem to be marrying […]
In a startling new piece of information, The Telegraph reports that ISIS, or ISIL, wants its own Navy. What do you think the objective would be? Why it would be Mediterranean commerce and cruise ships, of course. This will bear close watching by the free world’s navies as well as preemptive action to keep them from ever sailing. […]
Written by Allen West As a former combat commander, I can tell you that fear is difficult to avoid on the battlefield. But on today’s battlefields, a new fear haunts our troops: the fear of persecution by their own government. That fear leads to internal hesitation. And that leads to death. Billy and Karen Vaughn, parents […]
I had the honor of serving in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1981, retiring as a Chief Electronics Warfare Technician. I have always been proud of being allowed to serve my country and also achieving the signal honor of being initiated into the fraternity of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) of the United States […]