Mar 10, 2017

MSDF, U.S. Navy conducting joint drill in East China Sea

The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy are conducting a joint military exercise in the East China Sea, a Japanese government source said Friday. The drill, which started Tuesday and was to finish Friday, involves MSDF destroyers and a U.S. Navy carrier strike ...

Trump vows to up defense spending, stands by Sessions

/ Mar 3, 2017

Trump vows to up defense spending, stands by Sessions

President Donald Trump pledged to boost defense spending as he basked in the nation’s military might aboard a next-generation aircraft carrier on Thursday. Wearing an olive green military jacket and blue ball cap, Trump vowed to mount “one of the largest” defense spending increases ...

Feb 27, 2017

Iran begins annual navy drill near Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the two-day maneuver will cover ...

Feb 3, 2017

U.S. Aegis destroyer runs aground, causing oil spill off Kanagawa

A U.S. Navy Aegis destroyer ran aground near Yokosuka naval base, causing an oil spill off Kanagawa Prefecture, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The incident involving the USS Antietam, forward deployed with the 7th Fleet, took place Tuesday and resulted in an estimated 4,160 ...