US, Japan launch 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday (Oct. 26) began holding the "Keen Sword" military exercises amid...

US Navy: Both crew members on training plane from Florida that crashed in Alabama killed; victims' names not released

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — US Navy: Both crew members on training plane from Florida that crashed in Alabama killed; victims' names not released.

China has the world's largest navy — what now for the US?

When the US destroyer John S. McCain sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea two weeks ago, it was quickly met and tracked by ships and planes from China's People's Liberation A...

China tracks US Navy ship's passage through Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (AP) — China says it tracked a U.S. Navy warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait and has its forces in the area on high alert, as tensions between the world's two largest economies and ...

US guided-missile destroyer steams through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (Oct. 14), marking the 10th voyage of a U.S. warship through the strait this year. Th...

US Navy holds remembrance of 2000 USS Cole terror attack

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A ceremony has been held to honor the 17 sailors who died in the terrorist bombing attack on the USS Cole 20 years ago. The Virginian-Pilot reports the ship’s be...

China protests latest US Navy mission in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China said it dispatched ships and planes to track the U.S. guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain as it passed near Chinese-held islands in the South China Sea. The...

US, Japan to hold 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of China attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military announced that it will stage exercise "Keen Sword" with Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) in Japan amid fears China could exploit distractions c...

Taiwan: The threat that the world ignores

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is ringing the alarm, hoping that the world will pay attention to the profound threat emanating from China. "The threat is very real and therefore Taiwan&...

Chinese military reconnaissance ship appears east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship appeared in the Pacific east of Hualien County, as three United States Navy vessels passed near Orchid Island further down Taiwan’...

US Navy ends search for USS Nimitz sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it halted its search for a sailor believed to have gone overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the northern Arabian Sea. ...

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte pardons US Marine for transgender killing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pardoned a US marine, freeing him from imprisonment over the 2014 killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude. Joseph Scott Pemberton, 25, was convicted of h...

US Navy searches for missing Nimitz sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy searched through the night into Monday morning for a sailor who went missing from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during its patrol of the northern Ara...

The Cold War lives on in Asia

World War II ended on September 2, 1945, when Japanese representatives signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the US Navy battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. In the 75 years since, little has cha...

US Navy destroyer passes through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated on Monday (Aug. 31) that a U.S. Navy destroyer has sailed through the Taiwan Strait from north to south. Accord...