American ship Capt. Richard Phillips tried to swim away from his Somali captors Friday but was quickly recaptured, as another pirate ship and a U.S. warship headed to the scene about 200 miles off the coast of Somalia. A reporter…
After Wednesday's hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship, pirates continued to hold Capt. Richard Phillips hostage in a lifeboat adrift in the Indian Ocean. A Financial Times correspondent talks about the negotiations, including Navy and FBI involvement.
After several recent pirate attacks, the U.N. Security Council authorized land and air operations to help stop the flow of the fighters from bases in Somalia. Experts examine the ramifications of the U.N. action.
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The U.S. Supreme Court handed environmentalists a defeat Wednesday, lifting restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar off the California coast.
Director Ken Burns talks about his new documentary, "The War," which takes an in-depth look at the effects of World War Two on four town across the United States.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates annouced Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's retirement Friday, saying Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has been nominated to replace him. The NewsHour discusses the new leadership with two journalists specializing in the military.
One day after being freed by Iran, British sailors spoke at a news conference Friday of being tied up, isolated, and threatened by their Iranian captors. A military expert explains how soldiers are trained to deal with being captured and…
President Bush shifted several key administration officials related to Iraq policy Friday, days before he was expected to unveil a new war strategy to the American public.
Despite the announcement late Friday that a military investigation had cleared soldiers in a March incident in the village of Ishaqi, the military is still conducting two investigations into the Haditha case, one to see if U.S. troops committed murder…
Army Gen. George W. Casey ordered all U.S. and allied troops to undergo training in battlefield ethics and values. The order follows allegations that U.S. Marines murdered 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November.
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