26 Jun 2017

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning – container ship captain

“A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship’s captain.” Source: Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly

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22 Jun 2017

Republican lawmakers set to introduce legislation calling for a 355-ship Navy

“Two key Republican lawmakers are set to unveil legislation Thursday that will make it national policy to maintain a 355-ship Navy, according to a draft of the legislation obtained by Defense News.” Source: Republican lawmakers set to introduce legislation calling for a 355-ship Navy

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22 Jun 2017

Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm

“On Thursday, news surfaced that a China-Vietnam defense meeting had been unexpectedly canceled, reportedly due to private disagreements over the South China Sea rather than the logistical issues publicly mentioned by Chinese defense industry. If true, this would be far from surprising given the past record of saber-rattling between Beijing

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20 Jun 2017

More than 120 migrants missing, feared drowned, off Libyan coast

“According to survivors, the migrants were stranded at sea after traffickers stole their boat’s motor. If confirmed, the deaths will bring the number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean to nearly 2,000 this year.” Source: More than 120 migrants missing, feared drowned, off Libyan coast | News | DW |

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19 Jun 2017

U.S. policy on South China Sea to remain “consistent,” commander says

“A U.S. naval commander does not expect policy on the South China Sea to change drastically despite statements from the Trump administration that seem to imply otherwise, according to a June 15  Los Angeles Times story.” Source: U.S. policy on South China Sea to remain “consistent,” commander says

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17 Jun 2017

Seven sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with container ship in Japan

“U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald sailed back to its base in Yokosuka, with seven of its sailors still missing after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship more than three times its size in eastern Japan early on Saturday.” Source: Seven sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with container

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16 Jun 2017

It took one phone call, possibly from a conspiracy theorist in Ohio, to shut down the Port of Charleston

“A phone call — possibly from a conspiracy theorist — prompted the shutdown of a terminal at the Port of Charleston Wednesday night.” Source: It took one phone call, possibly from a conspiracy theorist in Ohio, to shut down the Port of Charleston | News | postandcourier.com

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15 Jun 2017

The $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier That Has Trouble With Planes

“The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land.” Source: The $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier That Has Trouble With

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09 Jun 2017

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

“North Korea tested a new type of cruise missile that could strike U.S. and South Korean warships ‘at will’ if the country was attacked, its state media said Friday, a day after Seoul detected four missiles being launched from a eastern coastal town.” Source: North Korea says it tested new

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07 Jun 2017

Pentagon: Beijing Is Arming Its Manmade Islands in South China Sea

“China is outfitting its manmade island outposts in the South China Sea with warplane hangars and weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday in its annual assessment of Beijing’s military.” Source: Pentagon: Beijing Is Arming Its Manmade Islands in South China Sea – Defense One

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