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US NAVY

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Nov 26, 2015
Japan's crack submarine fleet
The Maritime Self-Defense Force has one of the stealthiest and best-trained submarine fleets in the world.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 20, 2015
China's top admiral says navy using 'enormous restraint' amid U.S. provocations
China's top admiral said his forces have shown "enormous restraint" in the face of U.S. provocations in the South China Sea, while warning they stand ready to respond to repeated breaches of Chinese sovereignty.
WORLD
Nov 3, 2015
NTSB confirms wreck found intact 3 miles down off Bahamas is U.S. freighter El Faro
U.S. authorities confirmed on Monday that a large vessel found on the deep ocean floor off the Bahamas is the lost cargo ship El Faro, which sank with 33 mostly American crew in a hurricane last month.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 29, 2015
U.S. Navy's foray into China-claimed seas reportedly followed foot-dragging by White House
The U.S. naval challenge to China's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea this week came after months of frustration within the Pentagon at what some defense officials saw as unnecessary delays by the White House and State Department in approving the mission.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 20, 2015
U.S. must rethink the size and shape of its navy
As China increases its arsenal of land-based anti-ship missiles, how much longer will aircraft carriers be able to play a central role in the U.S. Navy's projection of force in Asia?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2015
U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arrives in Yokosuka
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived at the port of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Thursday morning where it will be forward-deployed for seven years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 1, 2015
Xi seen plotting major China forces overhaul focused on U.S.-style command, offshore projection
President Xi Jinping will as soon as this month announce the most sweeping overhaul of the Chinese military in at least three decades, moving it closer to a U.S.-style joint command structure, sources said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 16, 2015
Philippines to station warplanes, frigates at former U.S. Subic base facing disputed sea
The Philippines will station new fighter jets and two frigates at the former U.S. naval facility in Subic Bay from early next year, officials said, the first time the massive installation has functioned as a military base in 23 years.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 3, 2015
Navy Yard lockdown lifted after report of shots being fired proves to be false alarm
Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 23, 2015
China's Indian Ocean strategy
What are Chinese attack submarines doing in the Indian Ocean, far from China's maritime backyard?
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jun 4, 2015
Mystery still shrouds beach deaths of suicide sailors preparing for attack after Japan's surrender
A mysterious tragedy involving sailors trained for suicide attacks by the Imperial Japanese Navy occurred on a beach in Kochi Prefecture on Aug. 16, 1945, the day after Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Powers, ending World War II.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 1, 2015
Myanmar navy holds migrant boat in limbo, blocks journalists from gaining access
Myanmar's navy briefly detained and turned back journalists on Sunday near a migrant boat being held off the country's southern coast, according to Reuters witnesses, as officials remained guarded over what would be done with the people on board.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 22, 2015
Beijing warns U.S. Navy spy plane eight times to steer clear of South China Sea artificial isles
The Chinese navy warned a U.S. surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 21, 2015
297 migrants aboard fishing boat rescued by French Navy off Italy
A French Navy patrol ship rescued 297 migrants from a fishing boat in the southern Mediterranean on Wednesday, French police said, the latest in a stream of more than 50,000 migrants to have entered Europe by sea this year.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 21, 2015
U.S. Navy secretary: Cyberthreats getting 'whole lot of attention'
The U.S. Navy is working hard to improve the cybersecurity of its computer networks and weapon and communications systems, while bracing for potential attacks on power grids and fuel supplies, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 22, 2015
Pentagon says Iranian flotilla a factor leading to boosted U.S. warship deployment off Yemen
The Pentagon said on Tuesday the presence of a large convoy of Iranian cargo ships in the Arabian Sea was one factor in the U.S. decision to deploy additional warships in the waters off war-torn Yemen but was not the primary reason for the move.
Japan Times
WORLD
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2015
Memorial service honors 70th anniversary of Yamato sinking
A memorial service was held Tuesday in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, for about 3,000 crew members who died when the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Yamato was sunk by U.S. forces on April 7, 1945, during World War II.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 18, 2015
U.S. Navy urges joint Southeast Asia patrols of South China Sea
The commander of the U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet called on Southeast Asian nations to form a combined maritime force to patrol areas of the South China Sea where territorial tensions flare with China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Mar 16, 2015
Floating fortress Musashi, symbol of Japan's naval ambitions, now a war grave
The super-dreadnought that once served as the flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy has been found lying in sections in the dark ocean depths of the Philippines, 70 years after the end of World War II.

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