Pentagon Watchdog: Crews on Destroyers Have ‘Training Deficiencies’

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has released a report asserting that crews on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers have “training deficiencies” during maintenance and deployment. The IG report covers 12 destroyers between 2013 and 2018, and specifically examined the optimized fleet response plan (OFRP), which aims to make sure crews are properly trained. “Navy…

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Russian Warship ‘Aggressively Approached’ Navy Destroyer: Report

A destroyer that was operating in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday was “aggressively approached” by a Russian warship, according to a report. The USS Farragut (DDG-99) was conducting “routine operations” in the North Arabian Sea when the warship approached the vessel, ignoring warnings and increasing the risk of a collision, according to a CNN…

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