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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - U.S. Naval Institute
The United States Naval Institute (USNI), based at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is a private, non-profit, professional military association that seeks to offer independent, nonpartisan forums for debate of national defense issues. Established in 1873, it claims 65,000 members, mostly active and retired members of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. - Source: Wikipedia
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta reaffirmed the value of aircraft carriers last summer, telling the crew of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it redeployed to the Middle East that carriers are key to American defense because they're "agile, deployable, on the cutting edge of technology and can defend the United States of America any time, any place, anywhere."
A senior Navy intelligence official issued a blunt warning last week that China's growing "hegemonistic" threat to security is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region.
The more the White House brags about the bin Laden raid, the more it is diminished. Yet the administration will not stop exploiting the mission for political gain.
The Navy's former top civilian has rocked the service in a military journal article by accusing officials of sinking the storied naval air branch into a sea of political correctness.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My boyfriend and I want to have a child, but I wouldn't be fulfilling my current enlistment if I did get out due to pregnancy. Would I still have some sort of benefits through the VA?
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My father, who served with the Army Air Corps during World War II, died in 1993. My mother never applied for any benefits from the military. Is she entitled to anything now?
Dear Sgt. Shaft: