By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security
The first successful launch of an underwater drone from a submarine dry deck.
Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University
Major news organizations like CNN and Fox News recently reported the story of the venerable aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga (CV-60) (known affectionately as “Sara”), which the U.S. Navy sold to ESCO Marine, a scrap metal and recycling company, for one cent.
Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
“Fat Leonard” (Leonard Glenn Francis of Glenn Defense Marine Asia) was arrested early this September for using intelligence-like methods, recruited moles within the Department of the Navy, inflated estimates, defrauding the government and bribing high level commanders upwards of $200 million cash, prostitutes and other favors.
The services Fat Leonard provided were port services for the US Pacific Fleet.
By William Tucker
Washington has decided to postpone an intercontinental ballistic missile test at Vandenberg Air Force Base this week due to tensions with North Korea. It may seem a strange move considering the assets the U.S. had made available for the recent war games with South Korea, but it is logical. Any deployment of military hardware to South Korea that seemed out of the norm could easily be sent under the guise of the war games, but a ballistic missile test could easily be mistaken as an overt provocative measure.
By William Tucker
The U.S. has been steadily increasing its military presence on the Korean Peninsula as of late. Though some of the earlier deployments were related to the joint U.S.-South Korean War games, it is the recent deployment of heavy bombers, stealth aircraft, and naval assets with missile defense capabilities that have drawn the most scrutiny.