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  • New books on Osama bin Laden coming soon

    New books on Osama bin Laden and the Navy SEAL unit that killed him are coming soon.

  • SEALs are standing taller after secret raid

    After the U.S. responded to the Sept. 11 attacks by investing billions of dollars to revive neglected special operations forces, it was only fitting that Navy SEALs earned the glory of killing the most wanted terrorist in history.

  • Former Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs (center) was a visible presence during spring practice. "The end of the journey is only the beginning of another one," he said of the end of his football career. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Dobbs' Navy career takes ship shape

    Perhaps the most recognizable Navy football player of the past decade was right at home last week, moving quickly around the Midshipmens practice fields.

  • "A lot of question marks we had were answered. A lot of guys who needed to step up did," says Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor in assessing the team's spring session. He'll get a chance to regularly start for the team next season. Navy plays its spring game on Friday. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Navy sees itself on solid footing after spring session

    As Ken Niumatalolo gathered the Navy football team at the end of its last spring session on the Midshipmen's practice fields, he couldn't help but notice some torn up sod and stains on his players' uniforms.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Fly Navy'

    For real-world adventure and excitement surrounding people from all backgrounds, income and education, and to learn lessons that will stick for life, this book is on-target. Piloting a Navy aircraft on and off an aircraft carrier, or helping to fly one, becoming an aircraft maintainer or working on the deck of an aircraft carrier - it's all here. Vignettes about combat and finding - and then landing - on an aircraft carrier in bad weather at night, with no airfield a-shore available, is here, too.

  • Illustration: Obama lecture

    SHIRLEY: Spare us the lectures, Mr. Obama

    The nation's first Facebook president is at it again. At George Washington University on Wednesday, President Obama managed to insult just about everyone in America who thinks about things. As for the Obamaphants in the media and on the federal dole, I can't speak for them.

  • Illustration: Green army by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    VLASIC & ATLEE: Power, not prisoners, is Gitmo legacy

    The Obama administration's decision last week to prosecute Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has re-established Gitmo's role in the "war on terrorism." But as one looks toward the future, might Gitmo be remembered not for its role detaining and prosecuting prisoners, but for it role in "greening" the Navy and the Department of Defense (DoD), and thus serving as a role model for the future of America's energy-security needs? Time will tell, but the Department of Defense is possibly already forging a new legacy.

  • **file photo **Chinese paramilitary police patrol in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    China blocks coastal waters, enlarges military

    China's "troubling" military buildup coincides with new efforts by Beijing to block the Navy from international waters near its coasts and field new missiles, submarines and cyberweapons, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific told Congress on Tuesday.

  • Army week takes center stage for slumping Navy

    There won't be a winning regular season for the Navy lacrosse team this spring, not after a 10-4 loss to Maryland on Friday continued a three-game slide.

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