Navy

Navy Destroyer Tests China’s Claim to Disputed S. China Sea Islands

Warship passage near Paracels latest freedom of navigation operation

A Navy destroyer sailed close to disputed South China Sea islands in a direct challenge to Chinese maritime claims over the strategic waterway. U.S. and allied warships and aircraft have stepped up naval and air patrols to to challenge China's claims to control about 90 percent of the South China Sea. The USS Wayne E. Meyer, a guided-missile destroyer, conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Friday.

U.S. Sides With Vietnam in Maritime Dispute With China

State Department warns Chinese to end 'bullying' toward oil and gas search

The State Department has warned China to halt "bullying" in the South China Sea as part of a dispute with Vietnam over oil and gas exploration in the disputed waterway.

PACOM: China Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests a Signal to US, World

Admiral warns Chinese military could overtake U.S. military in next decade

China recently conducted the first test of a new anti-ship ballistic missile, firing a salvo of six missiles into the South China Sea in a threatening message to the United States, the commander of the Indo-Pacific Command said Thursday.

U.S. Navy ‘Destroyed’ Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

'This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident in the Gulf.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Seize Foreign Tanker

Attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz have unsettled crucial shipping lanes

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.

China Mobilizes DF-26 Missiles in Response to Warship Passage

Nuclear, intermediate-range anti-ship missiles shown on television after Navy warship sails S. China Sea

Military vehicles carrying DF-26 ballistic missiles participate in a military paradeChina has mobilized nuclear-capable intermediate-range missiles in response to the passage of a Navy warship near disputed islands in the South China Sea this week, according to state-run Chinese media.