Navy

Navy Veteran Detained by Iranians Has Been Freed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday and was on his way back home, his family said in a statement, a rare instance of cooperation between Tehran and Washington despite their bitter relationship.

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.