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2 US carriers patrol south of Taiwan as 25 Chinese warplanes swarm strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As 25 Chinese warplanes buzzed Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), two different U.S. aircraft carriers were spotted patrolling to the south of Taiwan. ...

US-Philippines officials discuss concerns over China's ships

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning of “militia vessels” near the Philippines in the ...

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Sunday it will hold a major naval exercise alongside Belgium, France and Japan in the Mideast amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program in the reg...

Coronavirus lessons from Roosevelt outbreak helped 2nd ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy destroyer USS Kidd was heading east across the Pacific from Pearl Harbor when it added an unusual twist to its transit — a quarantine-and-isolation drill. The practice was p...

Naval destroyer USS Kidd reports rise in virus cases to 33

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy reports that the number of sailors aboard the USS Kidd confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus has nearly doubled, rising from 18 to 33. The de...

How the US mission in Syria has evolved and could expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Syria has evolved in the past couple years from airstrikes and training of local forces to an increasingly complicated mission, which n...

Chinese sailing team implores US to continue ocean search

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The racing team of a Chinese professional sailor who went missing on a mission to set a solo trans-Pacific world record is imploring the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its ocean sea...

The Latest: Pilot describes search for Chinese sailor

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Chinese mariner (all times local): 5 p.m. One of the U.S. Coast Guard pilots who helped search waters ...