Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erica Bechard/US Navy/AP
As tensions in the disputed waters mount, it's important to understand how this conflict began and what international law says about freedom of navigation and competing maritime claims.
A soldier stands guard at the damaged entrance to Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, Oct. 11, 2018, after Hurricane Michael.
AP Photo/David Goldman
US military leaders have to plan for operations all over the world, so they can't afford to ignore climate change or debate its causes.
The USS Cairo pulls up to the banks of the Mississippi River in 1862.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
A new look at detailed data about Civil War skirmishes along the Mississippi River reveals another key to the Union's victory.
Numerous officers who served in the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet are caught up in a massive bribery scandal.
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Nicholas A. Galladora/U.S. Navy
A massive scandal implicating senior US Navy officers highlights what bribery is and how it happens. A law and ethics scholar at the US Naval Academy can't say much more than that, though.
An apparently unidentified object detected on a Navy plane’s infrared camera.
U.S. Department of Defense/Navy Times
During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, the inability to identify an object within an area of operation represents a significant problem.
The USS John S McCain post-collision.
EPA/Desmond Foo/The Straits Times/SPH Singapore
Self-driving cars and drones have some lessons to learn from the experience of ships and planes in switching to autopilot.
The great dream of cars running on sustainable petrol has not bitten the dust. Here's why.
A visitor pauses at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/J. David Ake, File
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
America's longstanding tradition of isolationism meant that in 1917 U.S. forces needed a lot of support from overseas allies to fight effectively.
The USS Gerald Ford in Newport News, Virginia, cost nearly $13 billion to build.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016.
AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File
Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
The USS Roosevelt sails the South China Sea.
In the summer of 2007, in a bizarre incident shown live on Russian television, scientists accompanied by a couple of senior politicians descended 4,300 meters to the floor of the Arctic Ocean in two Mir…