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  • In this October, 2001 file photo the Pyotr Velikiy, Peter the Great, Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser seen near Severomorsk, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    Russia seeks sea power with decrepit fleet

    Russia's boast that it plans to extend its naval forces to bases in Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam poses little strategic threat to U.S. interests in Latin America, the Indian Ocean or the Pacific, analysts say.

  • Illustration U.N. Treaty by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    LYONS: Bureaucracy rules the waves

    On June 14, Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held hearings to support the Obama administration's goal to make the United States a signatory to what is clearly a controversial and flawed United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

  • William J. Bosanko, NARA's Executive for Agency Services, said officials are searching for missing boxes. (Associated Press)

    Secret files missing at National Archives

    The National Archives and Records Administration has lost track of dozens of boxes of confidential and secret government files at its records center just outside of Washington, the latest in a series of such incidents spanning more than a decade.

  • As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge

    To the world's military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.

  • Afghan refugees gather on Thursday, March 8, 2012, outside the house in Haripur, Pakistan, that Pakistan's intelligence agency believes Osama bin Laden lived in for nearly a year until he moved into the villa where he eventually was killed. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Details emerge about bin Laden's other residences in Pakistan

    It's an ornate but not lavish two-story house tucked away at the end of a mud-clogged street. It's where Pakistan's intelligence agency believes Osama bin Laden lived for nearly a year until he moved into the villa in which he eventually was killed.

  • U.S. Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates

    Just days after Iranian leaders warned the U.S. to keeps its aircraft carriers out of the Persian Gulf, a U.S. Navy ship that had just finished operations in the Gulf rescued an Iranian fishing boat that had been commandeered by suspected Somali pirates.

  • Iranian navy members take positions Dec. 28, 2011, during a drill in the Sea of Oman. (Associated Press)

    U.S. warns Iran against closing Hormuz oil route

    The U.S. warned Iran Wednesday that it will not tolerate any disruption of naval traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran's navy chief said the Islamic Republic is capable of closing the vital oil route if the West imposes new sanctions targeting Tehran's oil exports.

  • Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, Iran's naval chief, briefs the media in Tehran on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, about a 10-day naval exercise in international waters beyond the strategic Strait of Hormuz. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Jafarnejad)

    Iran warns of closing strategic Hormuz oil route

    Iran's naval chief warned Wednesday that his country easily can close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway through which a sixth of the world's oil flows.

  • SGT. SHAFT: Vet asks where to find list of units exposed to Agent Orange

    Dear Sgt Shaft: Where can I find a list of units presumed exposed to Agent Orange while in service in Korea? Thanks

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