February 20, 2008 Pacific Ocean - The Navy confirmed it hit a failing US satellite using an SM-3 missile fired from the deck of the USS Lake Erie in the Northern Pacific. Learn More.
HONOLULU - November 7, 2007 - The developing U.S. missile defense system intercepted 2 test ballistic missiles for the first time today. The engineers report it is a technological first. The missile defense system destroyed two test ballistic missile targets simultaneously in space 100 miles above the Pacific Ocean. The USS Lake Erie fired two interceptors to shoot down two short-range ballistic missiles fired within minutes of one another from a testing range on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Learn More.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 MANAMA, Bahrain American warships fought pirates who seized a tanker off the coast of Somalia and another vessel northeast of Mogadishu. They sank two pirate vessels and pursued a hijacked skiff carrying some of the fleeing hijackers. Learn More.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 KABUL, Afghanistan U.S.-led coalition forces killed about 80 Taliban fighters during a six-hour battle outside a Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. The coalition reported that four bombs were dropped on a trench line filled with Taliban fighters, which resulted in most of the deaths. Learn More .