Believing that information dominance is key to global power, China has poured billions into developing artificial intelligence and quantum computing and exploiting the results to its advantage, three experts told a House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Read More
The U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft to assist the international search and rescue effort in the East China Sea following a Saturday collision between two commercial vessels. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Navy Operations, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition and New Administration.
Unlike other parts of the world, the U.S. and Russia work well together in the Bering Sea and the Arctic. The pair is enforcing fishing regulations and other laws, conducting search and rescue operations. Moscow and Washington are sending the International Maritime Organization a joint recommendation for safe shipping routes through northern waters, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska said on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Oct. 26, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense. Read More
Russia could play a “wild card” role in solving the ongoing North Korean crisis as the West and China debate additional sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, an expert in the region said Tuesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON — Beijing officials issued a public complaint on Wednesday over a U.S. freedom of navigation operation in which a U.S. destroyer challenged excessive Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. Read More
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, Md. — Convincing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear arsenal would require the U.S. to somehow guarantee that country’s survival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a video interview on Thursday. Read More
The People’s Republic China needs to be seen by the United States as its principal potential adversary in the years ahead, not as a commercial partner that America cannot live without, a leading expert on maritime issues said Wednesday. Read More
Underscoring the importance of President Donald Trump’s upcoming Pacific visit, “the countries of East Asia want the United States actively engaged” as Beijing increasingly flexes its economic and military power in the Pacific, Australia’s former defense secretary and ambassador to the United States said on Monday. Read More