The USS Monterey is participating in war games aimed at improving antipiracy operations. Russia, however, sees the antimissile cruiser as a veiled threat.
Roman shipwreck: Scientists say that an ancient Roman shipwreck had the plumbing for a salt-water aquarium.
President Obama arrived in Poland Friday for the final leg of his European tour on a visit that will focus on military ties between Washington and Warsaw.
This NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico obtained on May 28, 2010 shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The oil can be seen as a sheen on the water surface. It is especially evident when the angle of the sun's light that is reflected off of the ocean surface is equal to the viewing angle of the satellite - called sunglint.
A USAF F-15 jet fighter maneuvers as another F-15 takes off from the NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy, on March 21. This aircraft, based at Lakenheath, England, later crashed in Libya after what was believed to be a mechanical failure, the US Africa Command said both crew members were safe. One was picked up by a rebel force and the other by a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft.
Even as Russia mourns the dozens killed and hundreds wounded in yesterday's apparent suicide attack at Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow must take stock of its failed policy in the north Caucasus region. Coming after a series of suicide attacks from Chechen terrorists, this latest bombing shows that Russia is in the throes of a low-intensity civil war.
Travelers walk through the terminal at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as the holiday travel season begins.
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
Moscow's upgrade to its Black Sea Fleet – headquartered with Ukraine's blessing at Sevastopol – could make waves around the Black Sea, where NATO has a strong presence.
Hungary's toxic red sludge spill reached the Danube today at toxicity levels beyond what environmentalists expected. Will it threaten the Black Sea?