Friday, July 30

Pacific Ocean

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The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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With close military encounters on opposite sides of the world, Russia is sending a message to the West

Russia's military had close encounters with its US and European rivals in the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean in June. The incidents and exercises were messages about Russia's military capabilities, experts told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. Close encounters between Russia's mil...
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The US captured one of its most important military outposts from an enemy who didn’t even know it was at war

In June 1898, the US Navy sailed to Guam to capture the island from the Spanish. The Spanish, who didn't know they were fighting the US, surrendered the island without a fight. Guam is still a US territory, and it now hosts some of the US's most important military bases. See more stories on Insider's business page. In eight months of fighting in 1898, the US secured its status as a global power by defeating Spain in the Spanish-American War.Fought on two continents, the war had a number of important moments for the US military. It led to the independence of Cuba (with the US as the dominant power there) and to US control of Puerto ...