24 Apr 2018

If summits fail, US naval blockade of North Korea looks doomed

“A potential US blockade is undermined by North Korea’s land borders, partnerships with Russia and China, uncertainties plaguing allies and weaknesses of allied navies” Source: If summits fail, US naval blockade of North Korea looks doomed | Asia Times

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24 Apr 2018

Incoming US Pacific Command chief wants to increase presence near China

“The nominee to be the next chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific has called for an increase in U.S. forces from all three services stationed in the vital region, adding that China is now effectively able to control the South China Sea and challenge the U.S. presence in

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23 Apr 2018

China’s first homemade carrier out for maiden sea trial

“Photos and video clips appearing online since Monday morning confirm that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has started its maiden voyage.” Source: China’s first homemade carrier out for maiden sea trial | Asia Times

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23 Apr 2018

US weighs keeping carrier strike group in Europe as a check on Russia

“In a break with recent history, the U.S. military is weighing whether to withhold the Truman Carrier Strike Group from deploying to the Middle East, opting instead to keep the carrier in the Mediterranean and the European theater.” Source: US weighs keeping carrier strike group in Europe as a check

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20 Apr 2018

Coast Guard boss: Service needs more money for global operations

“He commands U.S. Coast Guard forces from the shores of East Africa to the Rocky Mountains, rescuing mariners at sea, enforcing fishing laws, interdicting smugglers and protecting America’s ports, and Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette says his Coasties need more money.” Source: Coast Guard boss: Service needs more money for

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17 Apr 2018

This remote controlled ‘naval mine’ attaches to ships, explodes on command

“A leading Turkish drone manufacturer says it developed a ‘mobile naval mine’ that can blow up warships of all types.” Source: This remote controlled ‘naval mine’ attaches to ships, explodes on command

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13 Apr 2018

Xi reviews China’s biggest naval parade ‘in 600 years’

“More than 10,000 People’s Liberation Army airmen, marines and sailors boarded 48 naval vessels and 76 aircraft for a major show of force with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the South China Sea on Thursday.” Source: Xi reviews China’s biggest naval parade ‘in 600 years’ | Asia Times

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13 Apr 2018

‘Slave ship’ wanted by Interpol seized in Indonesia

“A vessel that allegedly was carrying ‘slaves’ has been captured in Indonesia after Interpol gave an alert to that country’s authorities.” Source: ‘Slave ship’ wanted by Interpol seized in Indonesia | Asia Times

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11 Apr 2018

From record cocaine seizures to hybrid war, Coast Guard missions on the rise

“From cyber to hybrid war and cocaine busts, the U.S. Coast Guard has an ever-increasing role in addressing America’s national security challenges in today’s rapidly changing global landscape.” Source: From record cocaine seizures to hybrid war, Coast Guard missions on the rise

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11 Apr 2018

Sri Lanka cedes major port to China, fueling tensions

“Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean the size of West Virginia, has become another flashpoint in regional naval competition.” Source: Sri Lanka cedes major port to China, fueling tensions

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