U.S. Navy

The Enduring Legacy of US-Japan Alliance

The US-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of regional stability enabling Washington’s forward-deployed presence and deterrence strategy.

What You Should Know about the US-Iran Crisis
What You Should Know about the US-Iran Crisis

Over the past month, tensions have escalated as Iran and the US move closer to military conflict. Here is what you should know about the burgeoning crisis and the reason for the increased animosity between the two nations.

George H.W. Bush: Reflections, Prayers, and a Bipartisan Friendship
George H.W. Bush: Prayers, Reflections, and a Bipartisan Friendship

In Providence’s latest newsletter, Mark Melton reflects on George H.W. Bush, his bipartisan friendship with Bill Clinton, and lessons for a highly partisan America today.

One More Item for NATO’s To-Do List: The Arctic
One More Item for NATO’s To-Do List: The Arctic

America and NATO’s interests in the Arctic—which include territorial integrity, sovereignty, resource exploration and development, trade, and freedom of navigation—are under threat because of Russia’s actions.

What a Country: Immigrants Serve US Military Well
What a Country: Immigrants Serve US Military Well

In an era where old debates over immigration are resurfacing, Guor Maker’s only-in-America story is a reminder of how important immigrants are to this nation—and how much they sacrifice to serve and defend their new home.

“The Fork in the Road Which Leads to Victory”: The Campaign for Guadalcanal
“The Fork in the Road Which Leads to Victory”: The Campaign for Guadalcanal

If Guadalcanal foreshadowed the ultimate Allied victory, it also proved how difficult that triumph would be. It took six long, grueling months to oust Japan from the island, making clear to all ranks that every inch of the road to Tokyo would be bought with grit and determination—and paid for in blood.

Trump’s National Security Strategy and America’s Place in the World
Trump’s National Security Strategy and America’s Place in the World

The purpose of a National Security Strategy (NSS) is to explain how each administration views the security challenges facing the United States—and how it plans to address them. Love it or hate it, President Donald Trump’s NSS does this with often-blunt language and an unapologetic defense of the “America First” approach that shaped his campaign and his first year in office.

“I Have No Expectation of Success”: The War in the Pacific after Midway
“I Have No Expectation of Success”: The War in the Pacific before and after Midway

Seventy-five years after the Battle of Midway, it is a good time to reflect on the momentous events of that season, and on how quickly the course of history can turn.

What You Should Know About the F-35 Program
What You Should Know About the F-35 Program

Here is what you should know about the F-35 program, the most expensive military weapons system in history.