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China Will Increase Pressure on Taiwan in Next Two Years Rather Than Invade, Says Pentagon Official

China Will Increase Pressure on Taiwan in Next Two Years Rather Than Invade, Says Pentagon Official

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin H. Kahl holds a press briefing about the latest security assistance package in support of Ukraine at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2022. DoD Photo

The Pentagon’s top civilian for policy does not think China is likely to attack Taiwan in the next two years, although he expects Beijing to ratchet up pressure on Tapei as Xi Jinping continues to expand his military’s capabilities for a possible amphibious invasion. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 7, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 7, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Nov. 7, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

U.S., South Korea Extend Air Force Exercise in Response to North Korea Missile Launches

U.S., South Korea Extend Air Force Exercise in Response to North Korea Missile Launches

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and South Korean Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-Sup conduct a press conference at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Nov. 3, 2022. U.S. Air Force Photo

The United States and the Republic of Korea will extend a joint Air Force exercise in response to missile launches from North Korea, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced Thursday.

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Navy Expanding Attack Submarine Presence on Guam as a Hedge Against Growing Chinese Fleet

Navy Expanding Attack Submarine Presence on Guam as a Hedge Against Growing Chinese Fleet

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN-761) moors at Naval Base Guam from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a homeport shift, March 21, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Amid strategic competition with China, the United States plans to augment its ability to operate submarines out of Guam, the commander of U.S. submarine forces in the Pacific said today. Read More