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    Simulated attacks on a U.S. aircraft carrier replica by the Iranian military ostensibly to intimidate the United States backfired instead and left Iran in an embarrassing situation. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard ran the war games on a replica in the the Strait of Hormuz, a key waterway connecting the Persian Gulf with the ocean. The military exercises were named "Prophet Mohammed 14th" and included the replica being encircled by speed boats and hit by missiles. But the mock ship appeared to have capsized as it was being towed after the war games. And because the waterway is so shallow, the replica will likely impair shipping through the Strait of Hormuz. ...
    IRAN appears to have accidentally sunk its replica US aircraft carrier in the wrong place and blocked one of its most important naval ports.  In an embarrassing blow to the Iranian regime, the mock-up has been sinking and causing a shipping hazard in the approach to the harbor of Bandar Abbas. 8This dramatic view above has been shared by Aurora Intel shows the replica US aircraft carrier after it appeared to have capsized 8Attack boats can be seen swooping around a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz as Iran began war games last weekendCredit: EPA Last week Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica U.S. aircraft carrier in the...
    The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC-N) accidentally sank a fake U.S. aircraft carrier that it uses during training exercises in what they believe is an effective way to prepare for a potential face off with the U.S. Navy — by far the most powerful naval force in the world. “The stricken carrier can be seen, capsized, in commercial satellite imagery,” Forbes reported. “It began to sink when it was being towed back to Bandar Abbas after being attacked.” After reportedly beginning to list “steeply to one side” on July 31, with “half of the flight deck submerged,” the boat has since sunk further. Forbes highlighted a photo that was shared by Aurora Intel and shows PLEIADES satellite imagery of...
    The U.S. Navy taunted Iran’s unmatched ability at building a target ship by taking to Instagram and showing a bogus American aircraft carrier with a bullseye on it. The Navy proclaimed in a meme, ‘IRAN BUILDS TARGET SHIP’, showing an aerial view of the fake vessel sitting alongside, unprotected and vulnerable with a bullseye, and adds across the bottom of the image, ‘THEY’RE EXPERTS AT THAT’. The post comes after Iran built the wooden replica of a U.S. Navy Nimitz-class carrier and had its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fire missiles at it in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, as Breitbart News reported. The replica carries 16 mock-ups of fighter jets on its deck, according to the satellite photos taken by Maxar...
    The US Navy mocked Iran for being 'experts' at building a target ship in an Instagram post that showed a bogus American aircraft carrier with a bullseye on it.  The Navy proclaimed in a meme, 'IRAN BUILDS TARGET SHIP', revealing an overhead view of the fake vessel sitting at a port, unprotected and vulnerable with a bullseye, and adds across the bottom of the image, 'THEY'RE EXPERTS AT THAT'.  The post comes after Iran built the replica and had its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fire a missile at the replica of a Nimitz-class carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday amid tensions between Iran and Washington.  The exercise was televised on state run television and condemned by the Navy...
    Replica US aircraft carrier and real US aircraft carrier. Sepahnews via AP Photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Estes/US Navy The US Navy mocked Iran after it fired missiles at a replica US aircraft carrier on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Navy posted a photo on its social-media account of a dummy ship with the caption, “Iran builds target ship. They’re experts at that.” Iran dragged a mock US vessel into the Strait of Hormuz in an apparent show of force toward the US. The US has the most powerful carrier fleet, with 11 aircraft carriers. Iran has none.  The drill came amid heightening tensions between the two countries. ...
    Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles Wednesday as part of a drill that targeted a replica American aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, signaling a show of power to the U.S., with whom they are already at odds. BRITISH-AUSTRALIAN WOMAN JAILED IN TEHRAN MOVED TO IRAN'S NOTORIOUS AND REMOTE QARCHAK PRISON “We have carried out the launch of ballistic missiles from the depths of the earth for the first time," Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Guard's aerospace division, told state TV. "That means without utilizing conventional launchpads, the buried missiles suddenly rip out of the earth and hit their targets precisely.” Revolutionary Guard's speed boat fires a missile during a military exercise. Iranian commandos also...
    Impression copyright EPA Image caption The mock-up of a US provider Iran has released missiles at a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The drill involved fire so major that the US armed forces briefly put two regional bases on warn. The US navy condemned the “irresponsible and reckless conduct by Iran”, labelling it an endeavor “to intimidate and coerce”. The work out arrives at a time of elevated rigidity concerning Tehran and Washington in the Gulf waters. Image copyright EPA Picture caption The Iranian army fires a missile concentrating on the replica The drills – named Prophet Mohammed 14th – were being broadcast on condition...
    (CNN)Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps struck mock targets, including a replica of a US aircraft carrier, on Tuesday night during military drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The exercises, which included long-range ballistic missiles and drones, sent two US bases in Qatar and the UAE into high alert. Iran's long-range ballistic missiles have been a bone of contention between Tehran and its regional rivals, namely Saudi Arabia. In January, Iran responded to the US killing of general Qassem Soleimani by launching several rounds of ballistic missiles at US positions in Iraq, causing some material damage and injuring some troops. "At approximately 5:30 a.m. local time, Iran launched several ballistic missiles from Iran to the southern Arabian Gulf. Initial assessment...
    Iranian military fighter boats surround a mockup aircraft carrier during a war game in Strait of Hormuz – Shutterstock Iran has bombarded a replica US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz with missiles that caused so much commotion that the US military put two of its regional bases on alert.  Shortly after the mock carrier was blasted with missiles by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the US Navy condemned the drill as “irresponsible and reckless behaviour by Iran” that was intended to “intimidate and coerce”.  During the same drill, Iranian soldiers abseiled from a helicopter onto the replica ship, while anti-aircraft guns opened fire on a target drone.  The dramatic images were broadcast by Iranian state media, and also...
    By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a fake aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported Wednesday, the latest barrage in a drill that saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches. Drones separately targeted the bridge of the fake aircraft carrier, according to the state TV report. The TV did not immediately air footage of the launches or the drone attack, nor did it identify the missiles used in the drill. However, the message of the drill was clearly targeted at the United States. A semiofficial news agency close to the Guard published a...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a fake aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported Wednesday, the latest barrage in a drill that saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches. Drones separately targeted the bridge of the fake aircraft carrier, according to the state TV report. The TV did not immediately air footage of the launches or the drone attack, nor did it identify the missiles used in the drill. However, the message of the drill was clearly targeted at the United States. A semiofficial news agency close to the Guard published a graphic overnight that photoshopped the image...
    Iran fired a missile from a military helicopter into a mock U.S. aircraft carrier in a show of belligerence. State-run news media reported about the live-fire drill on Tuesday. The ship, estimated to be about 650 feet long and 160 feet wide, was photographed being dragged out into the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday. It was previously docked in Bandar Abbas, a port city located on Iran’s southern coast. Video released by the Iranian government from the mock attack, an exercise called “Great Prophet 14,” showed a helicopter firing a missile into the side of the ship. Commandos were also seen climbing down the rope of a hovering helicopter and boarding the vessel. Missiles were also fired from...
    Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica U.S. aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The exercises - dubbed 'Prophet Mohammed 14th' - were held near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of global oil output.  State television reported the exercise on Tuesday, which is aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The U.S. navy has condemned the military exercise as 'irresponsible and reckless'.   It comes a day after satellite images showed the aircraft carrier being towed by a tugboat to the strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. An image grab from footage obtained from Iranian State TV on July...
    Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blasted a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier with missiles on Tuesday during military exercises in sensitive Gulf waters, state television reported. The exercises — dubbed “Prophet Mohammed 14th” — were held near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of global oil output. The US Navy condemned the “irresponsible and reckless behaviour by Iran”, calling it an attempt “to intimidate and coerce”. The Iranian maritime manoeuvre was staged at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and its decades-old arch enemy the United States. Footage of the war games broadcast on state television showed the Guards’ air and naval forces readying for an attack off the country’s southwestern coast....
    Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blasted a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier with missiles on Tuesday during military exercises in sensitive Gulf waters, state television said. The exercises — dubbed “Prophet Mohammed 14th” — were held near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of global oil output. They were staged at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and its decades-old arch enemy the United States. Footage of the war games broadcast on state television showed the Guards’ air and naval forces readying for an attack off the country’s southwest coast. Speedboats skimmed across the water in formation before ground forces fired cannons and a missile was launched from a helicopter. The mock-up...
    Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday. The exercise was aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The drill, in a waterway through which 20% of all traded oil passes, underlines the lingering threat of military conflict between Iran and the U.S. after last summer saw a series of incidents targeting oil tankers in the region. In January, a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad and Tehran responded by firing ballistic missiles targeting American forces in Iraq. While the coronavirus pandemic has engulfed both Iran and the U.S. for months, there have been...
    TEHRAN – Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The drill, in a waterway through which 20% of all traded oil passes, underlines the lingering threat of military conflict between Iran and the U.S. after last summer saw a series of incidents targeting oil tankers in the region. In January, a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad and Tehran responded by firing ballistic missiles targeting American forces in Iraq. While the coronavirus pandemic has engulfed both Iran and the U.S. for months, there have...
    TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, state television reported, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from an exercise called “Great Prophet 14." Other footage showed a helicopter firing a missile at the replica, complete with 16 fake fighter jets on board, while fast boats encircled the vessel, kicking up white wave in their wake. Iranian troops also fired anti-aircraft batteries as a drone target in the exercise from a location state television described as being near the port city...
    In 2015 Iran dramatically attacked a fake U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in a propaganda display, and it now appears poised to pull off a sequel. The ship, which also features at least 16 mock fighter jets aboard, was captured by satellite images being towed out into the Strait of Hormuz by Maxar Technologies on Sunday. It was previously docked in Bandar Abbas, a port city located on Iran’s southern coast. Although the ship’s existence hasn’t been acknowledged by Iranian authorities, its movement out to sea likely means it is poised for an “attack.” The size of the fake vessel is estimated to be about 650 feet long and 160 feet wide. The boat is much smaller than the...
    Iran appears to be getting ready to send a warning to the U.S. as it has moved a mock aircraft carrier out to sea presumably to destroy it in a live-fire exercise. The 650-foot long vessel with 16 fake fighter jets on deck – which bears resemblance to the Nimitz-class carriers that the U.S. Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf -- was pulled by a tugboat into the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, according to satellite images released Monday. “We cannot speak to what Iran hopes to gain by building this mockup, or what tactical value they would hope to gain by using such a mockup in a training or offensive exercise scenario,” Navy Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich – a spokesperson for the U.S. 5th Fleet, which operates in the region –...
    Iran used tugboats to move a fake wooden aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Sunday as naval tensions between Tehran and the U.S. rise, satellite photographs show. An image from Maxar Technologies shows an Iranian speedboat closing on the mock carrier as workboats finished towing her into the contested strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. Just what purpose Iran has in mind for the elaborate fake is yet to be determined, however its existence is nothing new to U.S. intelligence sources. As Breitbart News reported last month, the vessel resembles the Nimitz-class carriers the U.S. Navy sails into the Persian Gulf from the Strait of Hormuz, its narrow mouth through which 20 percent of the...
    Iran has moved a mock aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., satellite photographs released Monday show, likely signaling the Islamic Republic soon plans to use it for live-fire drills. An image from Maxar Technologies taken Sunday shows an Iranian fast boat speed toward the carrier, sending waves up in its wake, after a tugboat pulled her out into the strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. In this July 26, 2020, satellite photo provided on July 27, by Maxar Technologies, an Iranian fast boat, top left, approaches a mockup aircraft carrier built by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz. Maxar Technologies via AP A drill targeting the ship...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has moved a mock aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., satellite photographs released Monday show, likely signalling the Islamic Republic soon plans to use it for live-fire drills. An image from Maxar Technologies taken Sunday shows an Iranian fast boat speed toward the carrier, sending waves up in its wake, after a tugboat pulled her out into the strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. Iranian state media and officials have yet to acknowledge bringing the replica out to the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20% of the world’s oil passes. However, its appearance there suggests Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary...
    By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has moved a mock aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., satellite photographs released Monday show, likely signalling the Islamic Republic soon plans to use it for live-fire drills. An image from Maxar Technologies taken Sunday shows an Iranian fast boat speed toward the carrier, sending waves up in its wake, after a tugboat pulled her out into the strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. Iranian state media and officials have yet to acknowledge bringing the replica out to the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20% of the world's oil passes. However, its appearance there suggests...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Some restaurants have gotten creative with the way they setup their outdoor spaces. Some have moved into the street, others have taken to the rooftops, while others are using greenhouses and even an aircraft carrier."This was the world's smallest aircraft carrier that was used during the Vietnam War," said Michael Trenk, of Baylander Steel Beach.It's now Baylander Steel Beach, an outdoor restaurant docked at 125th Street in the Hudson River."During rocky waters this has stabilized my livelihood with this outdoor venture," Trenk said.Trenk also owns a live music bar which he can't currently make any money on. So he moved his staff there. Pass the pre-boarding test and anchor for food, drinks and views."We have...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Some restaurants have gotten creative with the way they setup their outdoor spaces. Some have moved into the street, others have taken to the rooftops, while others are using greenhouses and even an aircraft carrier."This was the world's smallest aircraft carrier that was used during the Vietnam War," said Michael Trenk, of Baylander Steel Beach.It's now Baylander Steel Beach, an outdoor restaurant docked at 125th Street in the Hudson River."During rocky waters this has stabilized my livelihood with this outdoor venture," Trenk said.Trenk also owns a live music bar which he can't currently make any money on. So he moved his staff there. Pass the pre-boarding test and anchor for food, drinks and views."We have...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Two US Navy aircraft carriers have resumed rare dual exercises in the South China Sea, the second time this month the massive warships have teamed up in the contested waters.The USS Ronald and USS Nimitz carrier strikes groups, comprising more than 12,000 US military personnel among the two aircraft carriers and their escorting cruisers and destroyers, were operating in the South China Sea as of Friday, the US Pacific Fleet said in a statement.The two carriers, with more than 120 aircraft deployed between them, were conducting tactical air defense drills "to maintain warfighting readiness and proficiency," the statement said."The two-carrier strike force trains to the highest levels of readiness to ensure responsiveness to any contingency through power projection,"...
    US aircraft carriers have sailed through the South China Sea as Washington accused Beijing of a "campaign of bullying" in the disputed region. USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan sailed along with their strike groups into the sea in a major show of strength to China. 12USS Ronald Reagan sails alongside USS Mustin and USS Antietam in the South China SeaCredit: EPA 12An F/A-18E Super Hornet flies with the strike groupCredit: EPA 12An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye flies alongside USS Ronald ReaganCredit: EPA Pictures show the steel armada sailing through the region that has been the source of years of tensions between the US and China. The nuclear-powered aircraft carriers launched F/A 18E Super Hornet fighter jets, and were joined by...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Two US Navy admirals in charge of a rare South China Sea exercise say "extraordinary" coronavirus measures taken by the service, including requiring all sailors to wear face masks, have left their aircraft carrier strike groups in a high state of readiness in one of the most tense maritime environments in the world.The Navy's response to the pandemic comes after one of its Pacific-based carriers, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was crippled for weeks earlier this year by an outbreak that infected hundreds of its crew."We've taken extraordinary measures to protect our sailors from Covid, but that said it remains a real threat and requires constant vigilance," Rear Adm. George Wikoff, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5, led by...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company’s spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on board resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority. The government later fired five officials of the regulatory agency and criminal charges against them are being considered. According to news reports Wednesday, 262 pilots are currently grounded in Pakistan. The scandal has shocked the nation, including...
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the exercises were performed “totally out of ulterior motives” and undermined stability in the area. “Against such a backdrop, the U.S. deliberately dispatched massive forces to conduct large-scale military exercises in the relevant waters of the South China Sea to flex its military muscle,” Zhao said at a daily briefing. The U.S. Navy said over the weekend that the USS Nimitz and the USS Ronald Reagan along with their accompanying vessels and aircraft conducted exercises “designed to maximize...
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the exercises were performed “totally out of ulterior motives” and undermined stability in the area. “Against such a backdrop, the U.S. deliberately dispatched massive forces to conduct large-scale military exercises in the relevant waters of the South China Sea to flex its military muscle," Zhao said at a daily briefing. The U.S. Navy said over the weekend that the USS Nimitz and the USS Ronald Reagan along with their accompanying vessels and aircraft conducted exercises “designed to maximize air defense capabilities,...
    The Global Times, a state-run tabloid in China, got the attention of the U.S. Navy on Sunday when it tweeted about Beijing’s “aircraft carrier killer” missiles while two U.S. carriers are in the region. The paper, which has been described as a "jingoistic tabloid," said Beijing has a “wide selection” of these missiles, and any U.S. carrier “movement in the region is at the pleasure” of the People’s Liberation Army, according to “analysts.” “And yet, there they are,” the Navy Chief of Information Twitter account posted. “Two @USNavy aircraft carriers operating in the international waters of the South China Sea. #USSNimitz & #USSRonaldReagan are not intimidated #AtOurDiscretion.” VideoThe relationship between Beijing and Washington has reportedly taken a nosedive over the...
    Hong Kong (CNN)For the first time in six years, two US Navy aircraft carriers are in the South China Sea, the latest show of military might from Washington as it pushes back against China's sweeping claim to much of the contested region.The two US carriers arrived in the region as China wrapped up its own set of naval exercises near a disputed island chain, an apparent synchronicity not lost on Beijing's state media, which carried reports boasting of the country's readiness to repel any US attempt to challenge its claims.Operating under the name the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force, the American carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan, "conducted several tactical exercises designed to maximize air defense capabilities, and extend...
    USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan are now in the South China Sea for military drills, a U.S. Navy official confirms to Fox News. "The purpose is to show an unambiguous signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability," Rear Adm. George Wikoff told the Wall Street Journal, which was the first media to report the exercises likely to irk Beijing. BIDEN CALLS FOR AMERICA TO TACKLE 'SYSTEMIC RACISM' IN 4TH OF JULY MESSAGE The drills, to support a free and open Indo-Pacific and promote an international rules-based order, also included "round-the-clock flights testing the striking ability of carrier-based aircraft," he added. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. (REUTERS/Yuyang Wang)  The...
    Chinese state media said Saturday the double US aircraft carrier deployment to the South China Sea is 'at their pleasure'.  In a tweet The Global Times also warned: 'China has a wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons like DF-21D and DF-26 "aircraft carrier killer" #missiles.' Two U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy had said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticized by the Pentagon and neighboring states.  The state run Global Times said analysts noted and they could destroy the carriers at any moment with missiles in a chilling threat.  The paper wrote: 'The South China Sea is fully within the grasp of the Chinese People's...
    Reuters June 20, 2020 0 Comments In a reversal, the Navy on Friday scrapped its recommendation to reinstate Captain Brett Crozier and instead upheld a decision to fire him from his command of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier where he became a hero to his crew. The Navy said an in-depth investigation showed that Crozier, despite imploring top brass to do more to safeguard his sailors, had himself failed to do enough to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus. It eventually infected more than 1,200 personnel aboard the Theodore Roosevelt, killing one of them. The Navy also announced it would suspend the promotion of Crozier’s boss at the time, Rear Admiral Stuart Baker, the carrier strike group commander....
    WASHINGTON -- In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official familiar with the report.The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt - concluding that both men made serious errors in judgment.The spread of the coronavirus aboard the carrier while on deployment in the Pacific in March exploded into one of the biggest military leadership crises of recent years. More than 1,000 members of the crew eventually became infected, and one sailor died. The ship was...
    Washington (CNN)In a major reversal, the US Navy has decided to fire the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier who warned about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic aboard his ship, a decision that comes after the findings of a preliminary investigation recommended he be reinstated, according to a US Navy official and a congressional aide familiar briefed on the investigation.The investigation concluded that Capt. Brett Crozier made other poor decisions in response to the outbreak, the sources said. Though Crozier has been relieved of command of the ship, he is expected to remain in the Navy.Additionally, the Strike Group Commander Rear Adm. Stuart Baker will also be held accountable for poor decision-making and his promotion is being...
    (CNN)An investigation of a major coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier may reveal clues as to how Covid-19 affects younger adults."This is the first major look at Covid-19 infections among healthy young adults that the CDC has released," said Daniel Payne, an epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which collaborated with the US Navy on the investigation.More than 1,000 of the ship's nearly 4,900-member crew tested positive for Covid-19 following the outbreak. After spending weeks at a port in Guam, the ship returned to sea last month.The majority -- nearly 60% -- of sailors in the study who had antibodies had neutralizing ones, "a promising indicator of at least short-term immunity," the researchers...
    Iran appears to have built a fake aircraft carrier off its southern coast for potential live-fire drills amid ongoing tensions with the U.S., satellite images showed Tuesday. The apparent mock-up resembles the Nimitz-class carriers that the U.S. Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf from the Strait of Hormuz, where 20 percent of all the world's oil passes through. In this Sunday, June 7, 2020 satellite photo a fake aircraft carrier is seen off the coast of Bandar Abbas, Iran.  (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP) While not yet acknowledged by Iranian officials, the replica's appearance suggests Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is preparing an encore of a similar mock-sinking it conducted in 2015. The replica’s appearance...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry said the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said Friday the exercises were being conducted as planned, apparently unaffected by the country’s coronavirus outbreak. The Shandong’s commissioning last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the country’s rise as a regional naval power at a time of tensions with the U.S. and others over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea. It is the second Chinese aircraft carrier to enter service after the Liaoning, which was originally purchased as a hulk from Ukraine and entirely refurbished. Both are based on a Soviet design...