Tag: U.S. Navy

Applause for ex-Navy Sec. Richard Spencer

Spencer refused to carry out an order from President Donald Trump that the secretary of the navy believed that could not obey in “good conscience.” USA reported: Richard Spencer did not go quietly after Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked for his resignation as secretary of the Navy over his handling of the case of SEAL Eddie... Read more »

What's fishy about Iran seizing the U.S. Navy's riverine boats

This is circulating on the Internet. I can’t attest to its authenticity or its accuracy. But as a former Navy officer, this sounds about right, although I don’t know that Iran has faster and better armed boats: A former SEAL Officer’s take on the recent Iran/U.S. Sailors incident: “I hope none of my FB friends... Read more »

UPATE: 12 important, unanswered questions about Iran's hijacking of two U.S. Navy riverine boats in the Persian Gulf

UPDATE: One explanation was that there was a GPS problem that lead to a navigation error that brought the two boats into Iranian waters. I don’t know; that doesn’t sound realistic to me.  As a former U.S. Navy officer, I have to demur from the Obama administration’s self-congratulations for peacefully “resolving” the capture and imprisonment... Read more »
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Freedom of the seas one result of the War of 1812

For more history–of the near-disastrous land war–check out my new historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812.
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