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...

India to bolster navy, counter Chinese Indian Ocean expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Delhi aims to bolster its naval capabilities and increase cooperation with other like-minded democracies to counter Beijing’s growing assertiveness. India is ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2020. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septe...

Report: Iran's Guard flew surveillance drone over USS Nimitz

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard force has managed to fly a surveillance drone over the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier which last week transited through the Strait of Hormuz, an Ir...

Report: Iran's Guard flew surveillance drone over USS Nimitz

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard force has managed to fly a surveillance drone over the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier which last week transited through the Strait of Hormuz, an Ir...

Taiwan, US pay tribute to island's leader, 'Mr. Democracy'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-h...

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier safely transited on Friday through the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important chokepoint for oil shipments, the U.S. Navy said,...

China’s third aircraft carrier could be combat ready by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction on China’s third aircraft carrier appears to be progressing, according to new commercial satellite photos. The images, released by Washington think t...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2020. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septe...

Iran’s army begins drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s army began an annual three-day naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, state TV reported. The report said units ...

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. ...

China's two aircraft carriers conduct exercises together for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media reports that the communist autocracy's two aircraft carriers conducted simultaneous military exercises at sea for the first time. China&...

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...

Taiwan's defense ministry seeking recon pods for nighttime photography of Chinese navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force wants to buy six reconnaissance pods from the United States which would allow it to improve its aerial photography of Chinese targets both by day and night, ...

Can China’s DF-21D missile destroy US aircraft carriers as advertised?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China fired a “carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) into the South China Sea on Wednesday (Aug. 26), the day after the U.S. sent a U-2 aircraft t...