After Russian and American warships nearly collided in the East China Sea on Friday, both countries were quick to accuse the other of "dangerous and unprofessional" behavior, according to a June 7 report by Reuters. One detail that hasn't come up, but totally should, is why a bunch of Russian sailors were chilling on the deck of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov when the vessel came within 50 to 165 feet of the USS Chancellorsville, a Navy guided missile cruiser. (The exact distance between the two vessels is unclear, as both the U.S. and Russian navies are citing different figures.) The sun bathing sailors were first spotted by CNN correspondent Barbara Starr on Twitter. And others quickly joined in to speculate on why sailors were kicking back in lawn chairs and catching some rays, instead of, you know, manning their posts or swabbing the poop deck, or whatever the Russian naval equivalent is. According to Reuters, Russia's Pacific fleet claims that the Chancellorsville came within 165 feet of the Russian Udaloy class destroyer, and that the Russian vessel was forced to take measures to avoid a collision. "A protest over the international radio frequency was made to the commanders of the American ship who were warned about the unacceptable nature of such actions," reads a statement from Russia's Pacific fleet, provided to Reuters. Intense video reveals how close a Russian warship came to colliding with a US cruiser in the East China Sea The Russian Navy's claim was rejected by the U.S. Navy which said the Russian destroyer made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville," U.S. Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton Doss told Reuters. "This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision." Doss told Reuters that the Russian military's claim that the U.S. was at fault for the near collision amounted to "propaganda," and that the two vessels came within 50 to 100 feet of one another, not the 165 feet claimed by the Russian Navy. Regardless of who was at fault, or just how close disaster came, one thing is certain: Nothing will ruin a relaxing morning out in the sun like nearly crashing into another warship. This article originally appeared at Task amp; Purpose. Follow Task amp; Purpose on Twitter. This article first appeared in 2019. More Articles from Task amp; Purpose: 7 Veteran Friendly Manufacturers That Are Hiring The 6 Types Of Contractors You Encounter Overseas Here s How Marines Fared On The New Physical Fitness Test Image: Flickr. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Being put into bat first, the Sarfaraz Ahmed led unit was skittled out for a paltry score of 105 in just 21.4 overs. The Windies pacers breathed fire and bombarded the Pakistani batsmen with plenty of short deliveries, which were too hot to handle. Young fast bowling sensation Oshane Thomas proved to be the chief destroyers and were ably supported by the likes of skipper Jason Holder and Andre Russell.
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that an official told U.S. Navy and Air Force officials in an email that the ;USS John McCain needs to be out of sight.;Abiding by the White House instructions, officials obscured the guided missiles destroyer 's name ndash; ndash;which honors the late Sen. John McCain, as well as his father and grandfather ndash; ndash;by covering it with a tarp before the President 's trip and later moving a barge closer to the watercraft to reduce its visibility, according to the Journal.
The United States needs more firepower and focus to push back against ever increasing Russian aggression across Europe and beyond, according to the top U.S. commander in Europe. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, European Command s Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti called Russia the primary threat to stability in Europe and recommended the U.S. boost the number of troops it deploys to the continent on both a permanent and rotational basis. Scaparrotti said he was particularly concerned about insufficient intelligence and surveillance capabilities, as well as a shrinking advantage on the high seas. I ve asked for two more naval destroyers, Scaparrotti told lawmakers, saying the need for additional ships was critical if we want to remain dominant in the maritime domain. " "We do need greater capacity, particularly given the modernization and the growth of the Russian fleets in Europe, he said, noting growing concern about the presence of Russian submarines in European and international waters.Countering Russian Influence Scaparrotti, who also serves as the supreme allied commander for NATO, is not the first high ranking U.S. military official to raise concerns about what many in the U.S. see as Russia s increasingly aggressive posture. Last month, a report by the U.S. military s Defense Intelligence Agency warned of the threat posed by Russia s action is space, while the commander of U.S. forces in Africa cautioned Moscow was playing on perceived U.S. weakness to gain influence there.
Honestly, this shut out isn't all that surprising since it's essentially been going on for nine decades. So why then does this year's shut out somehow feel worse than years past? Maybe it's because this year was filled with so many talented women making films that were critically acclaimed. Yet, they still couldn't get the Oscars to take them seriously. Karyn Kusama's Destroyer, Tamara Jenkins' Private Life, Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here were all celebrated films, yet were all shut out. Chlo Zhao's The Rider wowed critics and was the surprise winner at the Gotham Awards, but her name was barely mentioned as a serious contender in the run up to the Oscar nominations. In the end, her heartbreaking film about an injured bull rider ended up with zero nominations.
China accused the United States of flouting its sovereignty Tuesday after an American warship sailed near islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, further rattling relations between the countries after weeks of escalating military tensions.
The USS Decatur was conducting ;freedom of navigation; operations on Sunday when it passed 12 nautical miles off reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands.China 's defense ministry said Tuesday that it dispatched a naval ship to warn the U.S. vessel to leave, calling the operation a threat to its sovereignty, according to Agence France Presse. Beijing claims all of the remote island chain amid its vast territorial assertions throughout the South China Sea.
The Chinese People s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is a step closer to achieving its goal of deploying a full scale aircraft carrier battle group. In recent days, China s first indigenously built aircraft carrier, Shandong, embarked on its second set of sea trials. Meanwhile, the PLAN also started sea trials for the first of its massive new Type 055 guided missile destroyers , reportedly called Nanchang, on August 24. Shandong, a Type 001A carrier based on the overhauled Soviet built Type 001 Liaoning, was launched on April 26, 2017 and conducted its first set of sea trails this past May. However, as is often the case with any first of the class warship, Shandong s first set of sea trials revealed deficiencies that have had to be corrected. Those modifications have to be tested during the vessel s second set of sea trials. Moreover, other systems that have been installed in the meantime since the ship s first set of sea trials also have to be tested.
A career in the navy seemed preordained for John McCain. Born on the American Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, he came from a family with a storied history of military service. An ancestor, John Young, had served on George Washington 's staff, and a great uncle had helped Gen. John ”Black Jack ” Pershing chase Pancho Villa across Mexico. Grandfather John ”Slew ” McCain was a daring commander who during World War II fought at Guadalcanal. And McCain 's father, Jack, whose penchant for cursing earned him the nickname ”Goddamn ” McCain, battled Japanese destroyers. Slew and Jack then became the first father and son to attain the rank of four star admiral.As a Navy brat, John moved with his family for each of Jack 's assignments. In 1950 they landed in Washington, D.C., where Jack became chief of the Navy 's legislative affairs office, and McCain 's mother, Roberta, hosted Beltway parties. Four years later, John followed his father and grandfather 's trajectory and joined the Naval Academy in Annapolis, though he admitted later, ”There were times in my youth when I harbored a secret resentment that my life 's course seemed so preordained. ”
Speaking aboard a destroyer and dressed in military fatigues, Xi reiterated the goal of transforming the nation 's navy into a world class force, adding, ”The mission of building a mighty people 's navy has never been more urgent than it is today. ”Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a speech in the South China Sea on April 12. (Li Gang Xinhua via Reuters)China 's military technology has been rapidly advancing under Xi. In February admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, warned lawmakers that ”China 's impressive military buildup could soon challenge the United States across almost every domain. ”
USS Harry S. Truman and a squadron of four destroyers left port as they steam towards an increasingly dangerous war zone in Syria.The nuclear powered aircraft carrier strike group is expected to be involved in US operations should US President Donald Trump decide to strike Syria.
Winter Olympics organizers say their omputer servers experienced a cyberattack during opening ceremonies, Yonhap reported on Friday. Officials are trying to figure out who is responsible. Organizer said that internet connected televisions crashes at the press center, according to officials cited by the report. The targeted servers were shut down, which also took down the official Winter Olympics website for some time.
The US will send out the USS Ronald Regan aircraft carrier and two Arleigh Burke class destroyers to carry out the show of strength.They are set to join South Korean warships and aircraft along with a US special forces team aboard one of the nation 's nuclear powered submarine.
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Now, as Mosul limps back to normalcy, stories like that of Hamza Samih are emerging of how the terrorist group might have implemented and enforced its strict interpretation of Sharia law in the self proclaimed "Caliphate," but did not stop itself from enjoying the luxuries that were on offer.According to an Iraqi News report, Samih said the ISIS terrorists, at the beginning of the group's occupation of Mosul, had given him two orders: "Get rid of the perfumes and colourful bras they said were unholy, and set up separate doors for men and women."
Check: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Review Shivaay special screening Ajay Kajol at Kapil's showShivaay is an action thriller film that revolves around the story of an innocent Himalayan mountaineer (Ajay Devgn), who transforms into a mean destroyer to protect his family. Actor Ajay Devgn has written the story for the movie, while Sandeep Srivastava and Robin Bhatt have penned the screenplay.
"The suspected violation... continued approximately one minute, and was in Finnish airspace for about 13 kilometers at a maximum of about one kilometer depth," the ministry said in a statement.Finland has accused Russia of several breaches of its airspace since the Ukraine crisis began in 2014. In April, two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea.
Speaking at the launch of Indian Navy 's guided missile destroyer Mormugao, Admiral Lanba said, There is a high level committee which is inquiring into the Scorpene Leak on our side. Similarly in France, DCNS and the French government have launched an enquiry. Based on this inquiry, we will see what needs to be done and whether any mitigation measures are required or not. ” In preliminary investigation, it has been found that leak did not happen in India, but in the DCNS office in France, ” he added.