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Taiwan Kicks Off Wargames Simulating Chinese Invasion

Taiwan’s latest military exercise began on Tuesday with a simulated attack on coastal bases by Chinese warplanes hypothetically launched from the Liaoning, currently the only functional aircraft carrier operated by the People’s Liberation Army Navy.

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on …

China Slams U.S. for ‘Over-Interpreting’ Heavy Bomber Landing in South China Sea

China responded on Monday to criticism of its heavy bombers landing on a South China Sea airstrip by insisting it was all part of a routine training exercise and said the United States is the party that threatens regional stability by sending warships on freedom of navigation patrols through territory claimed by Beijing.

US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam, Sends Message to China

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson docked in Danang on Monday, marking the first visit by an American aircraft carrier to Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. The port call is seen as both a landmark in evolving U.S.-Vietnam relations and a strong message to China, which is taking aggressive action to seize control over the entire South China Sea.

U.S. President Donald trump speaks while James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense, right, laughs during a meeting with members of the Cabinet at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S, on Monday, March 13, 2017. Trump said it could take several years for health insurance prices to start to drop …

WINNING: Five Pentagon Successes Under President Trump

President Trump has placed a high priority on rebuilding the U.S. military and allowing his commanders to make more calls. So far, in the administration’s first six months, successes have been piling up.

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U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Dock at Israeli Port

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – The USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier will dock in Israel’s Haifa Bay next month for the first time in 17 years ahead of participating in military air campaigns against the Islamic State.

DALIAN, CHINA - APRIL 26: A launching ceremony is held for China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier at Dalian Port on April 26, 2017 in Dalian, Liaoning Province of China. China launches its second aircraft carrier which is its first homemade aircraft carrier carrying J-15 fighter jets and other aircraft …

China Launches First Domestically Constructed Aircraft Carrier

China launched a 50,000-ton aircraft carrier on Wednesday, its second carrier after the Soviet-built Liaoning, which China purchased from Ukraine. The new ship represents a milestone because it is the first domestically constructed carrier for China.

An Iranian soldier stands guard near Iranian Navy helicopter carrier Kharg at Port Sudan at the Red Sea State, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

U.S. Commanders: Iranian Navy Jeopardizing International Navigation

On Tuesday, the aircraft carrier USS George W. Bush entered the Strait of Hormuz from the Indian Ocean, a vital waterway that handles about 30 percent of the world’s oil shipping. As it has done so often over the past few years, Iran sent a swarm of speedboats to harass the carrier.

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China Unveils World’s Largest Dock Amid South China Sea Dispute

As a part of a continuing effort to expand Chinese naval presence and project power across the South China Sea, the communist government has completed construction of the world’s largest aircraft carrier dock. The dock is 700 feet long and can service two ships at a time.