Jens Stoltenberg in 2009.
NATO has selected former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its next secretary general. Read More
Taiwanese troops following an undated exercise.
On March 6, Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Yen Ming told the national legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee the country’s military could hold out “at least one month” alone against a Chinese invasion. Read More
Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command on Feb. 4, 2014 in Yokosuka, Japan. US Navy Photo
Pacific Command’s senior officer told the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Tuesday that he doesn’t think that a crisis with China is inevitable as it fields its first Jin-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) this year. Read More
The following is a March 18, 2014 Congressional Research Service report on Iran sanctions. Read More
A Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in operation. The U.S. Navy is sending a similar AUV to aid in the search for the missing Malaysian Airliner. Bluefin Robotics Photo
The U.S. Navy is sending a sonar equipped underwater robot as part of its search efforts for the missing Flight 370 Malaysian Airlines 777 plane, service officials told USNI News Monday afternoon. Read More
An undated photo of Luyang III guided missile destroyer, Kunming. PLAN Photo
China commissioned the first in a new class of destroyers that mirrors advanced western warships on Friday according to local press reports. Read More
A Japanese P-3C
A Japanese military aircraft spotted what is likely a Chinese submarine near the island of Miyakojima, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday. Read More
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane assigned to search for the missing Malaysian Airliner Flight 370 is part of the investigation of debris found Sunday by Australian surveillance satellites, a navy official told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on March 18, 2014.
Leaders from Japan and Vietnam have signed an agreement to expand maritime security relations between the two countries against a backdrop of an expansionist China. Read More
Crew members on board a P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 man their workstations while assisting in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on March, 16 2014. US Navy Photo
USS Kidd (DDG-100) has been pulled from search and rescue operations to look for a Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing last week, according to U.S. 7th Fleet in a statement released on Tuesday morning. Read More