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A US Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to take off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima while transiting the Bab al Mandab Strait, June 7, 2018.

Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it’s got the US Navy on edge

The US Navy says that it hasn't had an unsafe or unprofessional interactions with Iran's military in more than a year. But even with that seeming stalemate, Iranian forces have found a way frustrate the US.
USS Missouri (BB-63), 1986. Large harbor tugs assist the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) into port for recommissioning. In the background is the San Francisco skyline.

Why the USS Missouri has been described as the most famous battleship ever built

Nicknamed "Mighty Mo," the Missouri saw combat in World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War.
A Navy search-and-rescue swimmer aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, in background, retrieves a man-overboard mannequin during a seamanship-training exercise, February 11, 2011.

Actor Gerard Butler and the US Navy practiced rescuing a bag of popcorn with a nuclear submarine — here’s why

The US Navy has a variety of methods to practice rescuing a sailor who has fallen overboard. One of them, which Butler witnessed while preparing for a role in submarine movie "Hunter Killer," involves popcorn.
The newly refurbished R/V Thomas G. Thompson on its way back to its home dock at the University of Washington School of Oceanography

A US Navy ship stopped at a port in Taiwan, and China is not happy

China expressed "solemn concerns" after a US Navy research vessel stopped at a port in Taiwan earlier this week. While this ship has visited before, the latest port call comes on the heels of a major showdown between a US Navy warship and a Chinese destroyer in the South China Sea.
US Navy guided-missile destroyer underway in the Pacific Ocean

These incredible photos show how close a Chinese warship came to colliding with a US destroyer during a tense standoff in the South China Sea

These US Navy photos show just how close a Chinese ship came to colliding with the US Navy vessel.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) are underway behind the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

The US Navy turns 243 today — check out these incredible photos of the Navy in action

The US Navy is one of the most visible aspects of American military power, and it turned 243 years old today. Check out these awesome photos of the Navy in action.
US Navy SEALs in action.

California man pleads guilty to shooting at US Navy SEALs in training with a BB gun

A California man was arrested for shooting US Navy SEAL trainees with his BB gun while they were on a night-time exercise, and pleaded guilty to the crime on Wednesday. The Navy called police on Scott Weaver when he shot at them on July 23 from a bridge in Liberty Station, San Diego.
USS Long Island (CVE-1) underway in 1943.

9 photos of WWII escort aircraft carriers, the US Navy’s small but effective hunter-killers that defeated Germany’s U-boats

By the war's end, US escort carriers had sunk 53 German U-boats, as well as more German U-tankers.
A US Navy Petty Officer Third Class, purportedly Pieter Hanson, poses in a photo.

A purported US Navy vet who became an internet meme says he never has and ‘never will support #HimToo’

The sailor's mother, who, according to her other son, had tried setting the sailor up with a girlfriend, included some politically charged statements in her #HimToo tweet.
Sri Lankan navy personnel welcome the Chinese navy ship Hai Yangdao, October 4, 2018.

The US and Japan are competing with China, and they’ve all got a small island country in their sights

China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific has worried the US, Japan, and others in the region, and they're looking to use their militaries to counter Beijing's outreach.