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US Navy invites public to first online war game

WASHINGTON — The US Navy is turning to the wisdom of the crowd to forge military strategy, inviting the public to join an online game in which Somali pirates have hijacked commercial ships. The Office of Naval Research plans this month to launch the US military’s first online war game…

F/A-18 fighter crashes in California: US Navy

WASHINGTON – A US F/A-18 fighter jet crashed on Wednesday in California near a naval air base, a Navy official said. The crash occurred at about 12:00 pm (1900 GMT) “in a field near Naval Air Station Lemoore” in California’s rural central valley, the official, who spoke on condition of…

Supreme Court rules against Navy’s right to withhold information

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday that the government could not use an exemption in the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to withhold certain Navy maps and data from the public. FOIA requires federal agencies to make documents publicly available upon request, but contains various exemptions…

Navy sailor shot by police after ramming two cars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Navy police stopped a sailor who seemed drunk when he drove to the gate of the San Diego base early Saturday morning, then sped away and hit a couple police cars before officers shot him, authorities said. The sailor was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to…

Iran to display US drones it shot down, top Iranian commander says

TEHRAN – Iran will put on public display two US Navy drones shot down by its elite Revolutionary Guards, a top Iranian commander said on Saturday. “The planes that were shot down are among the most modern US navy drones and have a long-range capability,” Ali Fadavi, commander of Guards’…

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