As the United States steps up its battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), defense leaders on Capitol Hill are raising concerns about a looming shortage in the Tomahawk missile supply, a key offensive weapon that the Navy has been deploying against militant strongholds in Syria and elsewhere.
The People’s Republic of China now thinks that in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing, it could successfully prevent the United States from intervening.
The Navy released raw footage of its first U.S. airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria, which began Tuesday morning. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby announced that the new offensive included fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack missiles. The U.S. Defense Department also confirmed that Arab coalition partners Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates were …
Chinese warships have pulled up to docks at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf as the countries prepare to conduct joint naval exercises.
The aging U.S. Navy submarine fleet, which will be further slashed in the coming decade, could force the Pentagon to reconsider plans to make the Asia-Pacific region a top long-term priority, according to Stars and Stripes.
The U.S. military’s largest international naval exercise in the Pacific begins this week with China’s navy taking part for the first time by sending four warships—more than any participating nation other than the United States.
A top Iranian naval commander said that he is prepared to order suicide attacks, drone strikes, and missile technology to “destroy the U.S. Navy” in any upcoming confrontation, according to an interview printed in Iran’s state-run media.