Global Leaders Assemble at 23rd International Seapower Symposium

September 23, 2018 – Military leaders from more than 100 nations converged to discuss cooperative strategies for enhancing global security, order and prosperity at the chief of naval operations’ (CNO) 23rd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Sept. 18-21, 2018. ISS is the world’s premier naval gathering, bringing together heads of services to bolster maritime security by discussing common challenges and shared opportunities. CNO Adm. John Richardson and NWC President Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley co-hosted the symposium, which included more than 90 heads of service…

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US UK Navy Chiefs Strengthen Partnership

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited London to highlight the importance of the U.S. and Royal Navy partnership June 27-28. During the visit, Richardson met with U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson, Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Sir Nick Carter, and First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Philip Jones. Richardson and Jones also participated in a roundtable discussion at the International Institute for Security Studies, where they discussed strengthening the partnership between their two navies during a time of increasing global maritime competition. “The US has…

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