Iran naval presence off Yemen established

Apr 9, 2015

Iran naval presence off Yemen established

Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement. The destroyer Alborz and support ship Bushehrsailed ...

Jan 16, 2015

Malaysian contractor pleads guilty in U.S. Navy corruption case

A Malaysian businessman accused of bribing high-ranking United States Navy officers to steer millions of dollars of contract services to his company pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court in San Diego on Thursday. Leonard Glenn Francis, who had earlier said he was ...

China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC

Jul 28, 2014

China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC

On a Chinese hospital ship off Hawaii, crew members demonstrate traditional massage techniques to U.S. sailors. The mood is one of collegiality, even after China opted out of Japan-led humanitarian drills at the world’s largest international naval exercise. There are no guns in sight ...

China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

Jul 7, 2014

China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags. China is participating for ...

| Apr 12, 2014

Weapons for peace and proactive pacifism


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has relaxed curbs on arms exports and sees great market potential in Asia. In the Pacific Century, Asia’s impressive economic growth is funding expanding defense budgets, making the region the most lucrative global arms market. Alas, it is also a ...

Apr 10, 2014

Japan, China navy chiefs set to meet for talks

The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China’s top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a Japanese government source has said. The meeting of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the MSDF’s chief of staff, and ...