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  • Two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait amid China trade war: officials (Fox News)

    07/07/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Just in | By Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News
    Two U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyers sailed through the Taiwan Strait separating mainland China from the island of Taiwan, a message likely to stoke more tensions between Washington and Beijing amid an ongoing trade war. The American destroyers Mustin and Benfold, both based in Japan, transited the strait from south to northeast beginning at roughly 9 pm ET Friday night and will conclude mid-afternoon Saturday around 5 p.m. ET, according to three U.S. defense officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media. The development was first reported by Taiwan News. (please...
  • US Navy warships in ‘serious incident’ with China after sailing into disputed waters

    05/27/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Mariner · 67 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | May 27th, 2018 | By Patrick Knox
    CHINESE warships have confronted US Navy vessels today in what has been described as a “serious incident”. The tense naval drama unfolded after the American warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China. The presence of the US warships was slammed by Beijing just as President Donald Trump seeks to make peace with North Korea to avoid a serious war breaking out. The operation in the South China Sea was the latest bid to counter what Washington condemns as brazen efforts to take control of the strategical important seas. The hotly contested region is also rich in fossil...
  • Russia warships stalk US aircraft carrier in ‘cat and mouse chase’

    05/12/2018 7:42:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Daily Star (UK) ^ | May 12th, 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    USS Harry S. Truman has been pursued around the Med by a group of Russian frigates led by warship Yaroslav Mudry. Video of the incident shows a Russian vessel in the distance shadowing the carrier and its destroyer escort. Footage was shared by ITV as a team of news reporters visited the US warship. The vessel is the US’s main weapon against ISIS as it launches strikes on their positions in Syria. War tensions have flared however after the US, France and Britain launched airstrikes against Vladimir Putin’s pal Bashar al-Assad. USS Harry S. Truman – the 116,000-ton vessel –...
  • Armada of US warships steaming toward Middle East

    04/13/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An armada of 12 warships — the largest US strike force since the 2003 Iraq war – is steaming toward the Middle East as President Trump mulls an attack on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to a report. The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman set sail from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with five escort warships and they were expected to join four destroyers and two nuclear-powered subs believed to already be in or near the Mediterranean, the Times of London reported. Trump on Wednesday appeared to telegraph an attack on Syria by tweeting...
  • Russian spy ship now 30 miles off Virginia coast

    01/25/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/25/18 | Peter Reid
    A Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted just 30 miles off the coast of Virginia in international waters on Wednesday, military officials said, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The Russian ship was spotted approaching the east coast last week.“We are tracking the Viktor Leonov’s presence off the East Coast, much like we are aware of all vessels approaching the United States and Canada,” said Navy Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki. “We respect the rights and freedoms of all nations to operate in international waters in accordance with international law.” The Russian ship is being tracked by the Norfolk-based destroyer USS...
  • PHOTOS: U.S. Navy’s Three-Carrier Strike Force Exercise in Western Pacific

    11/13/2017 8:02:10 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    G-Captain ^ | November 13, 2017 | G-Captain
    he United States Navy has conducted a rare three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific over the weekend – the first such meeting in more than a decade. The exercise involved the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) strike groups, along with ships from the Republic of Korea Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. The exercise meant to demonstrate the U.S. Navy’s capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort. It included conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishment at sea, defensive air combat training,...
  • For The First Time In 13 Years, U.S. Deploys 7 Aircraft Carriers Simultaneously

    11/06/2017 6:49:06 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    Capitol Zero ^ | 11-7-2017
    The US has simultaneously deployed 7 of the 11 U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers for the first time in over a decade according to the US Naval Institute. The three aircraft carriers with full air wings and strike groups positioned in the Western Pacific are the following: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76); USS Nimitz (CVN-68); USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Another four are conducting “short training missions as part of training operations or workups ahead of deployment”. Two out of four are operating in Eastern Pacific – USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) – and the remaining two are...
  • Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

    09/12/2017 7:00:19 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12 Sep 2017 | JENNIFER KAY AND DOUG FERGUSON
    MIAMI Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. "I just hope everyone survived," Gov. Rick Scott said. He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and "I don't think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn't overturned." Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland. ... He said the Navy dispatched the USS Iwo Jima, USS New York...
  • US Warship Sails Within 'Striking Distance' Of North Korea As Donald Trump Prepares 'Show Of Force'

    04/29/2017 4:00:43 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 29, 2017 | By Patrick Knox
    A HUGE US Navy super-carrier is gearing up for war off the coast of North Korea after Kim Jong-un's third test fire flop this month. USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sailing towards the Korean coast this morning.
  • This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe

    04/23/2017 8:27:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    gCaptain ^ | April 22, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    Researchers at UCL Energy Institute together with London-based data visualization and digital journalism studio Kiln have released this amazing interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet during the year 2012
  • Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores

    04/17/2017 12:06:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 96 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17.04.2017
    Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores Amid mounting tensions in the East Asia, the Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported quoting governmental sources. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a South Korean government source. Washington and Seoul are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers, with USS Carl Vinson expected to enter the Sea of Japan by April 25 and other ships...
  • China, Russia send ships after U.S. aircraft carrier

    04/16/2017 4:20:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    AP via SLT ^ | April 16th, 2017 | Unattributed
    China and Russia have dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is heading toward waters near the Korean Peninsula, multiple sources of the Japanese government revealed to The Yomiuri Shimbun. It appears that both countries aim to probe the movements of the United States, which is showing a stance of not excluding military action against North Korea. The Self-Defense Forces are strengthening warning and surveillance activities in the waters and airspace around the area, according to the sources. The aircraft carrier strike group, composed of the Carl Vinson at its core...
  • Second US carrier group ready as Korean Peninsula tensions rise (USS Eisenhower)

    04/12/2017 2:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    As President Donald Trump warned that the US was ready to deal with North Korea alone, another carrier strike group was preparing to respond to a “crisis anywhere on the planet.” The US Navy said the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was conducting a sustainment exercise to prepare it for deployment. It is led by the nuclear-powered USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. “Sustaining the readiness of this strike group—so it is ready to respond to a crisis anywhere on the planet–is a bargain and an important part of what our Navy’s Optimized Fleet Response Plan does for...
  • Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails

    04/09/2017 7:44:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 149 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9 April 2017 | Edward Helmore and agencies
    Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’ Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’ Edward Helmore and agencies Sunday 9 April 2017 15.31 BST As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China agrees with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Tillerson told CBS’s Face the Nation, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, that when...
  • USS CARL VINSON STRIKE GROUP DEPARTS SINGAPORE FOR WESTERN PACIFIC

    04/08/2017 9:24:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Redrightrepublic ^ | April 8, 2017 | Staff
    USS CARL VINSON, At Sea – Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north to report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore April, 8. The 3200 Man, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy. A Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. The Strike Group was headed to Australia after leaving Singapore, now re-routed to the Western Pacific, off North Korea, as part of the Third Fleet Forward initiative.
  • US navy strike group to move towards Korean peninsula, official says

    04/08/2017 5:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 8, 2017 | Staff and agencies
    The US navy will move a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, a US official said on Saturday. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, will make its way from Singapore, according to the official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. The news followed a Friday report by NBC that the National Security Council had included the return of nuclear weapons to South Korea in options presented to Donald Trump for dealing with the threat posed by North Korea. Killing North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was...
  • Russian Warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria Strikes

    04/07/2017 8:43:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 278 replies
    Fow News | 04/07/2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
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  • U.S. considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea

    02/07/2017 5:56:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/06
    U.S. considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea 2017/02/06 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- The chief of the U.S. Pacific Command said last month that the Navy's newest Zumwalt destroyer could be deployed near South Korea to deter North Korean aggression, the defense ministry said Monday. In a meeting with South Korean lawmakers last month in Hawaii, Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command brought forth the idea of having the country's largest missile destroyer operating near the resort island of Jeju or Jinhae, 410 kilometers south of Seoul, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed....
  • No U.S. carriers were at sea for past week

    01/06/2017 12:18:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Propaganda Guard ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Staff
    (Washington Examiner) At any given time the United States has an aircraft carrier deployed somewhere around the world, usually in a hot spot such as the Persian Gulf or the Western Pacific. But for the first week of this year, for the first time since World War II, no U.S. aircraft carriers were deployed, anywhere, a Navy spokesman confirmed. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had been in the Persian Gulf, contributing airpower to the counter-Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria. But it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 30, after a seven-month deployment. And none of...
  • USS Zumwalt Arrives in San Diego

    12/15/2016 6:14:07 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 13, 2016
    The United States Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced destroyer USS Zumwalt arrived at her new homeport in San Diego last Thursday following a three-month journey from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.