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Marine officer blames bad information for sinking tragedy

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps battalion commander testified Friday that in retrospect he would have halted the exercise that killed nine of his Marines whose amphibious assault vehicle ...

Marine officer faces discharge over deadly training mishap

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps panel convenes Tuesday to decide if an officer should be discharged over the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle in the ocean off Southern California ...

Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — The dozens of Type 90, or “Kyumaru,” tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido exemplify the challenge its arms makers face both at home ...

Video shows ship packed with Chinese tanks for 'future battlefield' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Friday (Oct. 15) released a video showing a massive passenger ship fully loaded on every level with battle tanks and assault vehicles for a "f...

Marines: Pandemic contributed to tragedy of troops' drowning

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic that curtailed trainings in 2020 contributed to nine service members drowning off San Diego's coast, according to a new military investigation into one of the...

Taiwan Navy braces for more floods with amphibious vehicle maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy has been conducting repairs on its fleet of AAV7s to uphold a high level of combat readiness and to prepare for natural disaster rescue missions as monsoon season...

China could use modified civilian ships for beach assault on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese military is using civilian cargo ships to bolster its amphibious landing capabilities, a report published by Washington D.C.-based Jamestown Foundation has sai...

Multilateral recognition is an answer to Taiwan’s independence question

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Much like the political scene here in Taiwan, the U.S. is a country massively split along party lines. There are no more than a handful of issues that bring Republic...

Taiwan Marines conduct amphibious assault exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Marine Corps recently conducted an amphibious beach landing exercise in southern Taiwan. The Taiwanese Navy stated on Facebook on Monday afternoon (June 28) ...

Marine tanks back in water after deadly accident last year

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marines are training in seafaring tanks for the first time since nine men died when one of the troop carriers sank off the Southern California coast during an exercise last summer, a ...

Taiwan Navy's domestically produced transport ship to be launched this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy’s domestically built amphibious transport dock, named “The Yushan,” is scheduled to be launched later this month and will be able to transition ...

Marines open another probe into sunken tank blamed on errors

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps has launched a probe looking at the readiness of its troops before they participated in an exercise that ended in tragedy with the sinking of a seafaring tank off the...

Human errors, mechanical woes caused Marine tank sinking

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine Corps investigation found the sinking of a seafaring tank last year off Southern California that killed nine service members was caused by a series of human errors and mechan...

39 dead after typhoon leaves high water, mud in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thick mud and debris coated many villages around the Philippine capital Friday after a typhoon caused extensive flooding that sent people fleeing to their roofs and killed a...

Taiwan military inspects AAV7 amphibious vehicles after US accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military is reviewing its AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles after nine crew members of a similar armored troop carrier died in an accident off southern California on Ju...