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US Navy tries to salvage fighter jet that fell into South China Sea

The US is conducting recovery operations in the South China Sea for a F-35C warplane. The fighter jet crashed after a landing mishap on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Monday, said th...

US combat jet crashes in South China Sea exercise, 7 hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuring seven sailors, th...

China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, amid tensions over the self-ruled island's future and as the U.S. pushes to assert its presence ...

39 Chinese military aircraft intrude on Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Sunday evening (Jan. 23) reported the intrusion of 39 Chinese military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone...

4 US, UK, Japanese carriers patrolled north of Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three aircraft carriers from the U.S. and U.K. and one helicopter carrier from Japan conducted joint exercises just north of Taiwan during a tense weekend that saw 93 Chin...

Navy commanders address two racist incidents on West Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents triggered one of the first military stand-downs to addre...

Pro lacrosse game set for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Seals indoor lacrosse team will play the Vancouver Warriors on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Feb. 22. The “Rumble on the Runw...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't ...

Memorable news satellite photos of 2018

From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 delivered a unique perspective on humanity, geopolitics, and t...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Mattis trip to Vietnam aimed at countering China's influence

WASHINGTON (AP) — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiven...

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiven...

China’s intimidation in the South China Sea poses an economic threat to Vietnam

LONDON (East Asia Forum) -- Vietnam has lost another sea battle: a US$200 million oil and gas development project — known as the"Red Emperor" development — off Vietnam’s so...

Ahead of summits, US tones down its war games with S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter ...