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United States Navy: Naval warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 319,421 personnel on active duty and 99,616 in the Ready Reserve, the Navy is the third largest of the service branches. It has 282 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of March 2018, making it the second-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force.

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GCC countries begin enhanced maritime security patrols: U.S. Fifth Fleet

Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began "enhanced security patrols" in the international waters of the Arabian Gulf area on Saturday, the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said on..
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U.S. citizen shot dead in Nicaraguan prison was a Navy veteran, critic of President Ortega

Eddy Montes, a protestor shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Navy

China Backs Iran In Light Of Escalating U.S. Tensions [Video]China Backs Iran In Light Of Escalating U.S. Tensions

According to Reuters, China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran’s foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran’s efforts to..

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Iran Warns That U.S. Warships Are In Range Of Its Missiles [Video]Iran Warns That U.S. Warships Are In Range Of Its Missiles

According to Business Insider, Iran has issued a warning that US warships are in range of its missiles as 2 destroyers sail into the Persian Gulf. The US warships entered the waterway without..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Sources Claim U.S. Congress To Receive Classified Briefing On Iran Next Week [Video]Sources Claim U.S. Congress To Receive Classified Briefing On Iran Next Week

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, congressional sources claim that officials from US President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran..

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Trump Told His Defense Secretary He Does Not Want War With Iran [Video]Trump Told His Defense Secretary He Does Not Want War With Iran

According to a report by the New York Times, on Thursday, unidentified administration officials said that US President Donald Trump has told acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan, he does not want..

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Trump Is Irritated With Aides Over Their Iran Strategy [Video]Trump Is Irritated With Aides Over Their Iran Strategy

According to CNN, President Donald Trump has become irritated at an emerging impression his hawkish national security advisers are marching him closer to war with Iran despite his isolationist..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pics Of Missiles Being Loaded By Iranian Army May Be Behind US Iran Tensions [Video]Pics Of Missiles Being Loaded By Iranian Army May Be Behind US Iran Tensions

Business Insider reports three officials told the New York Times that intelligence photographs showing missiles being loaded by Iranian Revolutionary guards are behind escalating tensions between the..

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Iranian Defense Minister Says Islamic Republic Ready To Counter Any Threat [Video]Iranian Defense Minister Says Islamic Republic Ready To Counter Any Threat

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Iran's military commanders said that the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and stands prepared to counter..

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Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions [Video]Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions

CNN reports Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral" and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was..

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Despite Mounting Tension, Iran's Supreme Leader Says There Will Be No War With U.S. [Video]Despite Mounting Tension, Iran's Supreme Leader Says There Will Be No War With U.S.

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that there would no war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch enemies..

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U.S. Claims That Iran Proxies Could Have Been Behind Tanker Attacks [Video]U.S. Claims That Iran Proxies Could Have Been Behind Tanker Attacks

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, an unnamed official claimed that US national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have been responsible for attacks on..

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Iran's Guards Claim U.S. Military Presence In Gulf Is 'An Opportunity' [Video]Iran's Guards Claim U.S. Military Presence In Gulf Is 'An Opportunity'

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, a senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said that the United States' military presence in the Gulf used to be a threat but now it serves as..

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U.S. Maritime Administration Warns Of Possible Iranian Attacks After Cleric Issues Threat [Video]U.S. Maritime Administration Warns Of Possible Iranian Attacks After Cleric Issues Threat

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the U.S. Maritime Administration warned that Iran could target US commercial ships including oil tankers, after a senior Iranian cleric threatened that the..

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Iran Guards Reject U.S. Talks [Video]Iran Guards Reject U.S. Talks

According to Reuters, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Friday said that Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a U.S. Navy fleet could be “destroyed with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Iranian Cleric Claims U.S. 'Fleet Can Be Destroyed With One Missile' [Video]Iranian Cleric Claims U.S. 'Fleet Can Be Destroyed With One Missile'

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a senior Iranian cleric claimed that the United States' navy fleet could be 'destroyed with one missile,' as a US aircraft carrier headed to the Gulf. The..

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U.S. Commander Prepares To Fight Back Against Iran If Necessary [Video]U.S. Commander Prepares To Fight Back Against Iran If Necessary

Reuters reports a U.S. commander of naval forces in the Middle East says that he would consider sending an aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz. Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the U.S...

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China’s vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific [Video]China’s vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific

The Chinese navy, which is growing faster than any other fleet, now controls the seas off its coast. Once dominant, the United States and its allies sail warily in these waters. A former U.S. naval..

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Victory At Sea? Chinese Navy Has One Very Serious Advantage Over US Naval Ships [Video]Victory At Sea? Chinese Navy Has One Very Serious Advantage Over US Naval Ships

In the maritime battlespace, Chinese warships have an advantage over US Navy vessels that could prove "decisive" in a conflict. China is arming its surface warships with supersonic anti-ship cruise..

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China Has Elevated Its Missile Capabilities Posing Unprecedented Challenge To The U.S. [Video]China Has Elevated Its Missile Capabilities Posing Unprecedented Challenge To The U.S.

According to a report by Reuters, Chinese President Xi Jinping elevated his country's missile forces to a level where they pose an unprecedented challenge to the aircraft carriers and bases that form..

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US Navy Sailor & Japanese Woman Found Dead On Island Of Okinawa [Video]US Navy Sailor & Japanese Woman Found Dead On Island Of Okinawa

According to a report by CNN, on Saturday, a US Navy sailor and a Japanese woman were found dead in a bloody apartment bedroom on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Police reportedly said that both bodies..

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The US Won't Send Ships To China's 70th Anniversary Celebration [Video]The US Won't Send Ships To China's 70th Anniversary Celebration

Business Insider reports the US Navy has decided it will not send warships to participate in China's navy celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy...

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Iranian Guards Commander Warns U.S. Navy Ships To Keep Their Distance [Video]Iranian Guards Commander Warns U.S. Navy Ships To Keep Their Distance

According to a report by Reuters, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander warned the US Navy to keep its warships at a distance from Revolutionary Guards speed boats in Gulf waters, just one day after..

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Bahrain To Implement Commercial 5G Network With Huawei Despite U.S. Warning [Video]Bahrain To Implement Commercial 5G Network With Huawei Despite U.S. Warning

According to a report by Reuters, Bahrain, home to the United States Navy's Fifth Fleet, plans to implement a commercial 5G mobile network by June, partly using Huawei technology despite US concerns..

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Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living US President [Video]Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living US President

As of Friday, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is 94 years and 172 days old.

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U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.
Reuters - Published

China's attention to U.S. Navy operations in South China Sea sometimes unwarranted, U.S. says

The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation operations in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.
Reuters - Published

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