Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Back in the South China Sea, Details of Talisman Sabre Exercise Emerge

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Back in the South China Sea, Details of Talisman Sabre Exercise Emerge

Sailors assigned to the flight deck crash and salvage team observe flight operations on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), in the South China Sea on July 1, 2023. US Navy Photo

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is back in the South China Sea after wrapping a port visit to Vietnam on Friday. Meanwhile, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force detailed their participation in the Australian-led multinational exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 held in Australia from July 22 to Aug. 4. Read More

China Upping Bullying Tactics Against Neighbors, Says Top State Department Diplomat

China Upping Bullying Tactics Against Neighbors, Says Top State Department Diplomat

People’s Liberation Army Navy guided-missile destroyer CNS Suzhou (132) cuts across the bow of USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) during a Taiwan Strait transit on June 3, 2023. US Navy Photo

China is increasingly harassing ships and aircraft operating in international waters and airspace as it ups its bully tactics against neighbors, the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific said last week. Read More

Russian, PLAN Ships Conducting Transits Around Japanese Straits

Russian, PLAN Ships Conducting Transits Around Japanese Straits

People’s Army Liberation Navy (PLAN) destroyer CNS Baotou (133), amphibious assault ship CNS Guangxi (32), frigate CNS Anyang (599) and fleet oiler CNS Chao Hu (890) Japanese Ministry of Defense photo

Russian Navy and People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships have been conducting separate, unrelated transits of Japanese straits and sails around Japan over the week, according to Japan’s Joint Staff Office (JSO) of the Ministry of Defense releases.

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White House 'Confident' In AUKUS Plan for Australian Nuclear-powered Submarine Fleet

White House ‘Confident’ In AUKUS Plan for Australian Nuclear-powered Submarine Fleet

President Joe Biden greets British Prime Minister Rishi Surnak and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese the AUKUS bilateral meeting in San Diego, Calif, March 13, 2023. DoD Photo

The White House’s senior coordinator for the Indo-Pacific is “confident” that Australia, the United Kingdom and United States can meet the challenge of Canberra fielding its own nuclear-powered submarine force. Read More