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Naval Academy seeking student vaccines for summer training

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is developing plans to begin vaccinating midshipmen this month so students can deploy to ships and with Navy teams as part of their training this summer, Vice ...

'Meyers Manx' dune buggy creator dead at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California's Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something that both blew his mind and changed his life: a handful of old,...

Defense head Austin weighs warship needs in Pacific, Mideast

ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told sailors on the USS Nimitz Thursday that he hopes to avoid long ship deployments like the more than 10 months they just spent at sea. Bu...

Carmakers face new reality amid global chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Car manufacturers around the world are having to reevaluate how they do business due to the global semiconductor crunch. Automakers now have to decide between paying mo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2021. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2...

Chinese navy, air force inferior to US, Russian counterparts: Former PLA general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) general has recently said that even though China’s military has made great strides in recent times, it still has a lon...

Pentagon rethinking how to array forces to focus on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstand...

3 sailors have COVID on US ship that saw outbreak last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19, the Navy said Monday, less than a year after a massive outbreak on the ship sidelined it in Guam fo...

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...

China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

(Reuters) - Taiwanese coast guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the frontline of a new type of warfare that China is waging against Taiwan. China’s weapon? Sand. On a chilly morning in late J...

Can the UK's post-Brexit strategy for the Indo-Pacific succeed?

The United Kingdom is in the process of reestablishing its place in the world outside of the European Union, and a so-called Integrated Review of foreign policy, defense, security and development is u...

Japan expresses concern to UK over new Chinese maritime law

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister and defense minister expressed strong concern to their British counterparts on Wednesday over a new Chinese maritime law that took effect two days earlier. ...

U.S. military slams Chinese flights over South China Sea but says they posed no threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea "at no time" posed any threat to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier st...

Initial Biden steps give Taiwan reason for optimism: William Stanton

Understandable concern All supporters of a free and democratic Taiwan have inevitably and understandably been concerned about the policies President Biden’s new administration will adopt towa...

Israeli military chief warns of new plans to strike Iran

TEL AVIV (AP) — Israel's military chief Tuesday warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even if it toughens its terms, adding he's ordered his forces to step up p...