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Congress Has a Bold Plan for a 355 Ship U.S. Navy

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Congressman Rob Wittman, R-VA, have announced that they are putting forward new legislation that would codify the U.S. Navy’s requirement for 355 ships. The service currently has 276 ships in its battle fleet.

“They [the United States Navy] have come back to us with a new requirement based on the threat that we have and they have told us the requirement for the size of our Navy fleet is 355 ships,” Wicker told reporters during a press conference on June 22.

If Russia Wants the Syria Mess, Let Them Have It

Relations between Moscow and Washington continue to deteriorate over a variety of issues. Contrary to the expectations of Americans who favor a more conciliatory policy toward Russia (and contrary to the fears of those who believe that a confrontational stance is necessary), the frigid bilateral relationship during Barack Obama’s administration has not warmed under Donald Trump.

Could America Really Stop a North Korean ICBM?

While the initial development of MOKV is aimed at configuring the “kill vehicle” for a GBI, there is early thinking about integrating the technology onto a Standard Missile-3, or SM-3, an interceptor missile also able to knock incoming ICBMs out of space. The SM-3 is also an exo-atmopheric "kill vehicle," meaning it can destroy short and intermediate range incoming targets; its "kill vehilce" has no explosives but rather uses kinetic energy to collide with and obliterate its target.

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