Chinese Military Using Jamming Against U.S. Drones

A U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone lands at the Misawa Air Base in Japan / AP

China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef.

U.S. Forces ‘Closely Monitoring’ Iranian Warships Near Yemen

A warship prepares to leave Iranian waters / AP

U.S. military forces are “closely monitoring” an Iranian ship bound for Yemen that is said to contain aid for the warring factions in that country, according to multiple Pentagon officials. The aid ship is reported to be accompanied by at least two Iranian warships also in the region, where Iran and the United States are supporting opposite sides in the conflict between rebel forces and the Yemeni government.

Dempsey Apologizes to Mother of Fallen Navy Seal

Gen. Martin Dempsey / AP

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has apologized for offending the mother of a fallen Navy Seal. General Dempsey expressed his regrets to Debbie Lee, who lost her son Marc to fighting in Ramadi in 2006, after she penned a letter criticizing his comments on the Iraqi town. The apology was delivered to Ms. Lee in the form of a letter on Monday.

US Navy Sends More Warships Near Yemen in Security Move

A flight deck personnel stands onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen to conduct maritime security operations, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, but he denied the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments.