11 Jan 2017

Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

“Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships, led by its sole aircraft carrier, sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of heightened tension between Beijing and the self-ruled island.” Source: Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait |

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10 Jan 2017

Navy destroyer opens fire after ‘harassing’ behavior by Iranian patrol boats

“A Navy destroyer opened fire Sunday in the Strait of Hormuz after four Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps patrol boats acted in a way that a U.S. defense official described as ‘harassing.’” Source: Navy destroyer opens fire after ‘harassing’ behavior by Iranian patrol boats – The Washington Post

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10 Jan 2017

Pakistan Reveals Test of Submarine-Launched Missile

“Pakistan on Monday publicly acknowledged for the first time it had successfully tested a submarine-launched cruise missile. “ Source: Pakistan Reveals Test of Submarine-Launched Missile

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04 Jan 2017

Russia eyes naval drills with Philippines as 2 ships visit

“Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila on Tuesday as Moscow moves to expand defense ties with a Filipino president known for being hostile to the U.S.” Source: Russia eyes naval drills with Philippines as 2 ships visit

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29 Dec 2016

No US Carrier Now In The Mideast

“he Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group chopped out of the European theater of operations Dec. 26, headed home to Norfolk after months of operating in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean, where the strike jets of Carrier Air Wing 3 flew hundreds of missions against ISIS targets in Syria

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26 Dec 2016

Chinese carrier enters South China Sea amid renewed tension

“A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the top half of the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the self-ruled island’s Defense Ministry said of what China has termed a routine exercise.” Source: Chinese carrier enters South China Sea amid

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23 Dec 2016

Mediterranean death toll is record 5,000 migrants this year

“A record 5,000 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this year, following two shipwrecks on Thursday in which some 100 people, mainly West Africans, were feared dead, aid agencies said on Friday.” Source: Mediterranean death toll is record 5,000 migrants this year: agencies

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20 Dec 2016

Satellite images show North Korean submarine activity

“North Korea’s ballistic missile-launching submarine appears to have been out to sea recently, a Washington-based think tank says, though it’s unclear whether a test is imminent. The news comes at the end of a year in which the communist nation conducted two underground nuclear tests and a number of missile

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16 Dec 2016

China’s Navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea

“A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal demarche from the United States and a demand for its return, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday.” Source: China’s Navy seizes American

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05 Dec 2016

U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump’s expansion plan

“The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters.” Source: U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump’s expansion plan | Reuters

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