U.S. may dispatch planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands

Asia Pacific May 13, 2015

U.S. may dispatch planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands

The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation around rapidly growing Chinese-made artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter requested options that include sending U.S. military ships and ...

National / Politics Apr 8, 2015

China raps U.S. defense chief over Senkakus comment

China on Thursday rapped U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter for saying that the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands fall under the U.S.-Japan security treaty. Speaking Wednesday in Tokyo, Carter said the United States strongly opposes "any unilateral, coercive action that seeks to undermine Japan's administrative control of ...

TPP deal as important as new aircraft carrier: Pentagon chief

Business Apr 7, 2015

TPP deal as important as new aircraft carrier: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter waded into economic policy Monday, urging Congress to grant the president negotiating authority for a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal. "Time is running out," Carter told an audience at Arizona State University in Tempe. The U.S. and 11 other Asia-Pacific nations from ...