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Navy: Military branch of service primarily concerned with naval warfare
A navy or sea force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions. It includes anything conducted by surface ships, amphibious ships, submarines, and seaborne aviation, as well as ancillary support, communications, training, and other fields. The strategic offensive role of a navy is projection of force into areas beyond a country's shores. The strategic defensive purpose of a navy is to frustrate seaborne projection-of-force by enemies. The strategic task of the navy also may incorporate nuclear deterrence by use of submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Naval operations can be broadly divided between riverine and littoral applications, open-ocean applications, and something in between, although these distinctions are more about strategic scope than tactical or operational division.


Pensacola shooting: Saudi students questioned after Navy-base attack

Authorities have not specified a connection with the dead gunman, who was also a Saudi national.
BBC News - Published

Simon Parkes: Police to search cemetery for Navy sailor missing since 1986 in serial killer probe

Eighteen-year-old Simon Parkes vanished in Gibraltar 33 years ago
Independent - Published

Videos for Navy

Saudi airman suspected in Pensacola military base shooting [Video]Saudi airman suspected in Pensacola military base shooting

Officials said a member of the Saudi Air Force was a suspect in Friday's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola that left four people dead including the gunman and eight people injured. Colette Luke..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:08Published

Trump Wants To Help Chief Eddie Gallagher Once Again [Video]Trump Wants To Help Chief Eddie Gallagher Once Again

President Donald Trump pardoned Chief Eddie Gallagher after he was demoted to Petty Officer 1st Class. Gallagher received this punishment after taking a photo with a dead ISIS fighter. Which is a war..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published


Trump and Navy clash again over SEAL commando who posed with corpse

U.S. President Donald Trump and senior Navy officials clashed over a high-profile war-crimes case as Trump vowed on Twitter on Thursday he would not allow a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield..
Reuters - Published

HMS Prince of Wales: Navy ship arrives in Portsmouth

The £3bn warship received a warm welcome and will be based in the city along with its sister ship.
BBC News - Published

U.S. military intensifies scrutiny on housing, issues ultimatum on health hazards

Three branches of the U.S. military have increased scrutiny of housing landlord Balfour Beatty Communities, with the Air Force demanding the company address health hazards and the Army and Navy..
Reuters - Published

'I stole a plane to get out of the Navy'

When Theo Van Eijck was kicked out of a Dutch pilot-training programme in 1964, he stole a plane and flew to Libya.
BBC News - Published

U.S. military ship passes through strategic Taiwan Strait

The United States sent a Navy ship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Friday as the U.S. military increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.
Reuters - Published

Trump slams prosecutors in court-martial of Navy SEAL

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has directed top U.S. Navy officials to rescind a military award he says was given to Navy prosecutors who tried a Navy SEAL platoon leader acquitted of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy fighter jet crashes in California's desert near base

A U.S. military fighter jet crashed on Wednesday in the California desert near a Navy air station, military officials said, leaving the fate of the pilot unknown.
Reuters - Published

Washington, Tehran at odds over whether U.S. downed Iranian drone

The United States and Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran showing video footage that it said disproved the..
Reuters - Published

Jeremy Hunt pledges to reverse cuts to Navy amid Iran row

The Tory leadership candidate says tensions in the Gulf show the navy needs more warships.
BBC News - Published

Venezuela crisis: Navy captain's death in custody condemned by opposition

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó claims captain Rafael Acosta was "savagely and brutally tortured".
BBC News - Published

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