16 Feb 2017

Heavy Icebreakers: A National Security Imperative

“On Monday, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Michel briefed the Committee on Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment, sharing how our nation’s security and sovereign interests hinge upon year-round, assured access to the polar regions. The briefing served as an opportunity for the Vice Commandant to highlight two heavy icebreakers – the nation’s entire

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13 Feb 2017

Port Project Aims to Make Costa Rica a Major Logistics Center

“A $1 billion mega port proposed for the Caribbean coast near the Panama Canal would put Costa Rica on the global logistics map and help meet rising demand for maritime shipping capacity, project organizer AMEGA said.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – Port Project Aims to Make Costa Rica a

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13 Feb 2017

The Navy is planning fresh challenges to China’s claims in the South China Sea

“U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders want to ratchet up potentially provocative operations in the South China Sea by sailing more warships near the increasingly militarized man-made islands that China claims as sovereign territory, according to several Navy officials. “ Source: The Navy is planning fresh challenges to China’s claims

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13 Feb 2017

US beefing up Red Sea presence

“Responding to a growing number of dangerous incidents in waters around Yemen, the US Navy is expanding its presence in the Red Sea, especially around the Bab el Mandeb strait at the southern entrance to the waterway.” Source: US beefing up Red Sea presence

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31 Jan 2017

Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi ship, launch ballistic missile

“The armed Houthi movement attacked a Saudi warship off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.” Source: Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi ship, launch ballistic missile | Reuters

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24 Jan 2017

China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty

“China said on Tuesday it had ‘irrefutable’ sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend ‘international territories’ in the strategic waterway.” Source: China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty | Reuters

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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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