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US naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Ridge Alkonis, a U.S. Navy lieutenant living in Japan, a springtime trip with his wife and three children to Mount Fuji was intended as fun and leisurely family time before an ex...

US Navy warship defies China's claim over Paracel Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy ship defied China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea by sailing near the Paracel Islands on Thursday (Jan. 20). The USS Benfold, an Arleigh B...

China says it warned away U.S. warship in South China Sea, U.S. denies

Chinese forces followed and warned away a U.S. warship which entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country's military said on Thursday, but the U.S. Navy denied the s...

US 7th Fleet passes through Taiwan Strait for 8th time during Biden presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The USS Kidd and USCG Munro sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Aug.27), making it the eighth time U.S. warships have done so this year and during the presidency o...

US destroyer patrols Taiwan Strait for 7th time in 7 months under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer patrolled through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (July 28), marking the seventh passage of an American naval vessel through the strait...

China alleges US Navy ship sailed into its territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command said on Monday (July 12) that the USS Benfold trespassed in its territorial waters and demanded t...

Pentagon and MND confirm passage of US guided-missile destroyer, oiler through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed that, on Wednesday (Nov. 28), two US military vessels proceeded southward from the island country's northeaster...

China paper denounces US Navy ships' Taiwan Strait passage

BEIJING (AP) — A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper is denouncing the passage of a pair of U.S. Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait as a "psychological game," as the two sides square up over tr...

Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into an American guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise. The Navy said in a statement that ...