Sam LaGrone has worked in newspapers for more than a decade and covered defense issues since 2008.
Since 2009, Sam has specialized in international naval and maritime coverage -- first with Jane's Defence Weekly in its Washington, D.C. bureau and then as the founding editor of USNI News with the ...
Pentagon's 'Air-Sea Battle' Plan Explained. Finally.
This story was updated with a new statement from U.S. 7th Fleet. Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a chemical tanker in the South China Sea near Singapore, a Navy official told USNI News on Sunday. USS John McCain (DDG-56) collided with the Liberian-flagged chemical tanker Alnic MC around 5:24 a.m. on Monday local time. The ship is now underway on its own power and heading into port in Singapore at the Changi Naval Base.
Photos Show Collision Damage to USS John McCain as Ship Arrives in Singapore; 10 Sailors Still MissingThis post will be updated as new information becomes avialable. The U.S. guided-missile that was struck by a chemical tanker near the Straits of Malacca has arrived in Singapore. Photos released by the Navy show the extent of the damage to USS John McCain (DDG-56) as the ship pulled into Changi Naval Base.
The following is an Aug. 21, 2017 video and partial transcript of a release by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announcing a fleet-wide operational pause and investigation into Navy operations around Japan. Like you I was devastated and heartbroken to hear about the collision off John McCain off of Singapore. Adm. Swift, commander of Pacific Fleet is in route to take charge to make sure they have all of the assistance they need.
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Selecting a term
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