Tag: U.S. Navy

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller

Elizabeth Warren Attacks Navy Admiral over Party He Attended 14 Years Ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, attacked Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller Tuesday during his confirmation hearing to become commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) over a decision 14 years ago to attend a party during a port visit to Hong Kong.

IN FLIGHT, IN FLIGHT : This aerial photograph taken from a military aircraft shows alleged on-going reclamation by China on Mischief Reef in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, on May 11, 2015. The Spratlys are considered a potential Asian flashpoint, and claimant …

U.S. Navy Plane Carrying CNN Crew Warned to Leave South China Sea

A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, which was carrying a CNN news team on board Friday, flew past a series of artificial islands known as the Spratly Chain in the South China Sea. The plane reportedly received at least six separate warnings from the Chinese military to leave the area.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold is one of two warships to have entered the Taiwan Strait

U.S. Destroyers Sail Through Taiwan Strait, China Denounces ‘Psychological Game’

Two American guided missile destroyers pass through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday. Their passage was described as a “routine transit through international waters” by the U.S. Navy, but Chinese media denounced it as a “provocation” and part of America’s “psychological game” with China over the fate of Taiwan.

The US military conducts what it calls 'freedom of navigation' voyages in the South China Sea to contest Beijing's territorial claims

China Protests U.S. Warships Sailing Near Disputed South China Sea Islands

Two American warships, the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins and the missile cruiser USS Antietam, conducted a freedom of navigation patrol near Woody Island in the South China Sea on Sunday – the same island in the Paracels chain where China landed nuclear-capable long-range bombers for the first time last week.

U.S. Navy file photo of USS Chafee (DDG 90), Feb. 2012

Brett Decker: China ‘Neutralizing Warning Systems’ Possibly Caused U.S. Navy Accidents

Brett Decker, author of the 2011 book Bowing to Beijing: How Barack Obama Is Hastening America’s Decline and Ushering a Century of Chinese Domination, warned on Breitbart News Sunday that recent U.S. Navy mishaps could be the result of China or other adversaries testing new weapons designed to interfere with advanced electronic systems.

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Russia: Five-Foot Intercept of U.S. Plane Totally Safe, U.S. Pilots Suffer from ‘Depression and Phobias’

Russia’s defense ministry insisted on Thursday that Monday’s jet fighter intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane, in which the Russian pilot flew within five feet of the American aircraft, was perfectly safe, but suggested the U.S. should stop flying in international airspace near the Russian border just to be sure, because American pilots are suffering from “depression and phobias.”

This file photo shows a Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter jet photographed from a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last year

State Department Condemns Russian Fighter for Flying Within Five Feet of U.S. Plane

The U.S. State Department has officially condemned Russia’s “unsafe interaction” with an American plane over the Black Sea on Monday, noting that a Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within five feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane during the incident. The encounter lasted a grand total of two hours and forty minutes.

Aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz takes part in an exercise in the Bay of Bengal in July 2017 in this US Navy handout photograph

Three U.S. Carriers Prepare Show-of-Force Drill as Trump Arrives in South Korea

The aircraft carriers USS Nimitz, USS Ronald Reagan, and USS Theodore Roosevelt are scheduled to begin exercises in the Western Pacific over the next few days, just as President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea. The massive exercise will hopefully make a strong impression on the North Koreans, and is guaranteed to infuriate them.

TSINGTAO - APRIL 23: A Chinese Navy submarine attends an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy on April 23, 2009 off Qingdao in Shandong Province. Fifty-six Chinese subs, destroyers, frigates, missile boats and planes were displayed off the eastern …

China on Course to Dominate Pacific Without a Fight

While much of the world is focused on the ballistic missile and nuclear threat from North Korea, the U.S. military in the Pacific region is also concentrating on another potential foe: China.

Osprey on board USS Kearsarge

Trump Stations 1,000 Marines off Florida Coast for Irma Relief Operations

President Donald Trump stationed approximately 1,000 marines on two U.S. Navy warships in preparation for Hurricane Irma relief operations in Florida. The Marines and Sailors will provide logistical and medical support in the wake of the predicted devastation caused by the storm’s high winds, tidal surges, and floods.

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China: ‘Hegemony Mentality’ of Arrogant United States Caused USS McCain Collision

In a Sunday editorial, the Chinese Communist paper Global Times blamed the collision of the USS John S. McCain with a tanker near Singapore last week on the arrogant “hegemony mentality” of the United States, which considers “all seas, channels, and ports their backyard through which they can come and go freely.”