The White House has reportedly barred the Defense Department from discussing military “competition” with China, telling leaders to scrap the wording in favor of something less provocative.
Japan plans to increase its engagement in the South China Sea by conducting joint training patrols with the U.S. Navy and other exercises with regional navies, nudging China’s extensive territorial claims in the region.
Young military officers are faced every day with a harrowing contradiction. Because they are young, they lack the experience that informs good judgment—but because they are military officers, a single moment of bad judgment can have terrible consequences.
The leaders of the four U.S. military services said Thursday that their forces will not be able to defend America if sequestration continues.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is under fire for naming military ships after politically controversial figures, including the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk and union leader Cesar Chavez.
A U.S. Navy sailor unexpectedly gave birth to a baby girl aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf involved in military operations against the Islamic State.
Iran threatened on Saturday to gun down two U.S. Navy surveillance planes that were flying in the Persian Gulf in close proximity to the Islamic Republic’s territory, Fox News reported Tuesday, citing three defense officials.
A Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea, in a manner that U.S. officials reportedly described as “unsafe and unprofessional.”
A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.