19 May 2016

China’s Nuclear Subs Are Ready to Terrorize the Sea

“Beijing will soon be able to launch nuclear missiles from the sea. And that’s going to make it harder to deter any future Chinese aggression. China’s about to join an exclusive club for nuclear powers. After decades of development, 2016 could be the year the Chinese navy finally sends its

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19 May 2016

India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea

“The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet sailed out today on an operational deployment to the South China and North West Pacific.” Source: India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea | The Diplomat

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19 May 2016

Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016

“A Russian shipyard will deliver two new frigates to Vietnam in the summer.” Source: Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016 | The Diplomat

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05 May 2016

China to carry out more military drills in South China Sea

“China’s military will carry out more military exercises in the South China Sea this month involving advanced warships and submarines, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, terming the drills routine.” Source: China to carry out more military drills in South China Sea | Reuters

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04 May 2016

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

“The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they ‘threaten’ the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.” Source: Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

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03 May 2016

Israel’s Navy Adds Sophisticated Anti-Missile Defense Systems

“The proliferation of conflicts in the Middle East is changing the threats encountered by naval forces in the region. In recent years, fallout from the ‘Arab Spring,’ for one, has challenged naval forces, as hostilities—encouraged by anarchy, civil war and other turmoil—have spread along the coasts of the Mediterranean, Red

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02 May 2016

China trains ‘fishing militia’ to sail into disputed waters

“The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.” Source: China trains ‘fishing militia’ to sail into disputed

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02 May 2016

Carrier’s deployment extended in move to crush ISIS

“The Truman Carrier Strike Group’s deployment has been extended by a month to remain in U.S. Central Command as part of the Obama administration’s escalating push to defeat ISIS.” Source: Carrier’s deployment extended in move to crush ISIS

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12 Apr 2016

Pirates Take Break in SE Asia, but Busy in Gulf of Guinea

“A ‘remarkable’ decline in maritime piracy in Southeast Asia has been recorded for the first quarter of this year; however, attacks have significantly escalated in the northernmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa.” Source: Pirates Take Break in SE Asia, but Busy in Gulf of

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12 Apr 2016

North Korean ships with corpses on board have been washing ashore in Japan

“In small towns along Japan’s sleepy west coast, dozens of North Korean boats drift ashore each year — and while most arrive empty or reduced to kindling, some float eerily out of the haze with a crew of bodies, adding to the mystery of a country that cloaks itself in

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