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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Joint Statement from Ellen M. Lord and Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty on Recapitalization of Plutonium Pit Production

An evolving and uncertain geopolitical landscape calls for the United States to recapitalize its defense plutonium capabilities. The Nuclear Weapons Council (NWC) has certified that the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) recommended alternative for recapitalization of these capabilities is acceptable and represents a resilient and responsive option to meet Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. To achieve DoD’s 80 pits per year requirement by 2030, NNSA’s recommended alternative repurposes the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to produce plutonium pits while also maximizing pit…

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Former President Naval War College Vice Adm. James Service dies

February 14, 2017 – The 42nd president of U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Vice Adm. James E. Service, passed away Friday, Feb. 10. Service served as president of the school from October 1982 to July 1985 and presided over the College’s centenary in 1984, which was marked with the reopening of an enlarged and renovated museum in Founders Hall and the publication of “Sailors and Scholars,” a history of the institution’s first 100 years. Service was a naval aviator and test pilot, and flew combat missions in both the Korean…

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