Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin
This post has been updated to include a statement from Lt. Cmdr. Lin’s attorney.
The Navy officer accused of passing secrets to foreign agents will face a general court martial, with an arraignment on the charges scheduled for next week, a Navy official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
The following is the April 13, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements. Read More
People’s Liberation Army troops patrol an island in the South China Sea. PLA Photo
Chinese officials took a rhetorical hard line this week calling U.S. military actions in the South China Sea the “greatest threat” to stability in the region and vowed to increase its own military presence in the region, according to a Wednesday statement from the Chinese military. Read More
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) transits the Philippine Sea on March 30, 2016, US Navy Photo
A U.S. guided missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles of a contested Chinese artificial island in the Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea on Tuesday, U.S. officials told USNI News on Tuesday morning. Read More
Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) launching at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard on Dec. 12, 2015. HII Photo
An ongoing force structure assessment and the goals of the next presidential administration will likely give the service’s latest long-range shipbuilding plan an unusually short shelf life. Read More
Then-Lt. Edward C. Lin
THE PENTAGON – The evidence against a U.S. Navy officer accused of passing classified information to foreign agents was the result – in part — of a government sting involving a Mandarin speaking FBI informant, according to an audio recording of an April 8 Article 32 hearing played for reporters on Thursday. Read More
The following is a People’s Liberation Army recruitment advertisement released late last month by Chinese authorities. Read More
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) steams at dusk in the South China Sea on April 25, 2016. US Navy Photo
Last week’s denial of a port visit to Hong Kong by the John C. Stennis carrier strike group isn’t the first time U.S. ships have been turned away from the South China Sea port by Chinese authorities for political reasons. Read More
Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin
This story has been updated with additional comments from Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin’s family.
The defense team and family of the U.S. Navy officer accused of giving secrets to China and Taiwan are declaring his innocence and don’t want his case to go to court martial, according to a Monday statement provided to USNI News. Read More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Sen. John McCain in 2015.
THE PENTAGON — The chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee again criticized Defense Secretary Ash Carter for a reluctance to detail U.S. presence operations in the South China Sea during a Thursday Senate hearing. Read More