5 changes the Navy and Marine Corps can make to take on China

China’s military advances and expansion of a conventional defense force presents a “game-changer” for the US, the Marine Corps’ top officer said this week. The Navy and the Corps have to team up to face that threat, and Commandant Gen. David Berger outlined five changes they could make to do so. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Navy and Marine Corps must join forces to combat threats China poses at sea, a top US general said Wednesday. The US needs an integrated naval force that is prepared to…

Apparel retailer Gap calls off plan to spin-off Old Navy

Adds details on forecast, share movement Jan 16 (Reuters) – Apparel retailer Gap Inc GPS.N on Thursday called off a plan to spin-off its Old Navy brand due to weak business performance, costs and the complexity of splitting into two. It also announced the departure of Neil Fiske, chief executive officer of the Gap brand and forecast adjusted 2019 earnings to be moderately above its prior guidance of $1.70 to $1.75 per share due to fewer-than-anticipated promotions during the holiday season. Shares of the San Francisco-based company rose 11% in…

Commander of USS Decatur is fired – Navy

Commander of USS Decatur is fired WASHINGTON — The commander of a San Diego-based, guided-missile destroyer has been fired, the Navy announced Thursday without citing a reason why the officer was removed. Cmdr. Bob Bowen was relieved of command of the USS Decatur by Capt. Dan Cobian, the commander of Destroyer Squadron 21, who lost “confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy statement. Bowen had commanded the ship since April 2018, leading it through a deployment largely in the Pacific that concluded in April 2019.…

This Is How the U.S. Navy Hunts Nuclear-Armed Chinese Submarines

(Washington, D.C.) The increasing global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, continues to inspire an ongoing Navy effort to accelerate production of attack submarines, prepare long-dwell drones for deployment to the Pacific and continue acquisition of torpedo-armed sub-hunting planes such as the P-8/A Poseidon. The Navy has been moving quickly to increase its fleet of Poseidon’s on an accelerated timetable; in the Navy’s 2020 budget, the service was authorized for a near term increase in Poseidon production…

US China: How are China’s neighbors combating the PLA Navy?

HONG KONG: 2019 was a big year for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), with an astounding number of vessels launched or commissioned, and the icing on the cake for China’s navy was the entry into service on 17 December of the Type 002 aircraft carrier Shandong, the nation’s first domestically built carrier. No fewer than 23 modern surface warships were launched by China in 2019, this total including nine destroyers (two Type 055s and seven Type 052Ds), twelve Type 056 corvettes, one Type 075 landing helicopter dock and one…

How are China’s neighbors combating the PLA Navy?

ANI | Updated: Jan 07, 2020 08:58 IST Hong Kong, Jan 7 (ANI): 2019 was a big year for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), with an astounding number of vessels launched or commissioned, and the icing on the cake for China’s navy was the entry into service on 17 December of the Type 002 aircraft carrier Shandong, the nation’s first domestically built carrier.No fewer than 23 modern surface warships were launched by China in 2019, this total including nine destroyers (two Type 055s and seven Type 052Ds), twelve Type…

In 2010, The Navy Surfaced 3 Nuclear Submarines To Scare China

Key point: America’s intent in the aftermath of the Chinese tests was to signal U.S. strength with just the right amount and kind of potential force. Nuclear powers rarely go to war with each other, but that doesn’t mean they don’t threaten to do so. Indeed, military posturing is an integral part of what Forrest Morgan, an analyst for the RAND Corporation, called “crisis stability.” In other words, “building and posturing forces in ways that allow a state, if confronted, to avoid war without backing down.” Long-range heavy bombers are some of the…

The Weakness of US Navy Intelligence and Surveillance in the South China Sea

News Analysis WASHINGTON—The Pacific forces of the United States and her allies face their greatest threat since the Soviet Union. That threat comes from China, which has been undermining the U.S.-backed global order for 20 years. But the United States is under-equipped for great powers competition, analysts said on Dec. 13 at the Hudson Institute.  In the western Pacific, in particular, America is not ready. In the space of the last two decades, China has transformed its military from a weak and limited force into one that can project power…

The Weakness of U.S. Navy Intelligence and Surveillance in the South China Sea

News Analysis WASHINGTON—The Pacific forces of the United States and her allies face their greatest threat since the Soviet Union. That threat comes from China, which has been undermining the U.S.-backed global order for 20 years. But the United States is under-equipped for great powers competition, analysts said on Dec. 13 at the Hudson Institute.  In the western Pacific, in particular, America is not ready. In the space of the last two decades, China has transformed its military from a weak and limited force into one that can project power…

Can the US Navy make lemonade out of LCS lemons?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship program endured another round of budget cuts this year to its mission modules, but all is not gloom for the Navy’s small surface combatants. The service has made progress on fielding new ship killing capabilities, demonstrated the ability to autonomously detect then destroy a mine, and has accepted delivery of key components of the anti-submarine warfare package. And, perhaps most importantly, the ships have begun to deploy again, and they are making a contribution to the over-taxed Pacific Fleet. In November, the…