Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Carrier USS Nimitz Visits South Korea Amidst North Korean, Russian Missile Tests

Carrier USS Nimitz Visits South Korea Amidst North Korean, Russian Missile Tests

USS Nimitz (CVN-68), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG-73) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) steam in formation on March 23, 2023. US Navy Photo

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group docked at the port of Busan, South Korea on Tuesday to mark the 70th Anniversary of the U.S-South Korea alliance ahead of more trilateral drills with the Republic of Korea Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Read More

AUKUS Success Will Depend on Long-term Political Will, Says Regional Expert

AUKUS Success Will Depend on Long-term Political Will, Says Regional Expert

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

As new details emerge about the AUKUS technology-sharing agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, a regional expert says the deal’s success requires both flexibility and sustained political support in all three countries. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 27, 2023

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 27, 2023

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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 March 27, 2023, 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

China Protests U.S. South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation

China Protests U.S. South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) conducts a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, March 24. Milius is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. US Navy Photo

A U.S. warship conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, near the Parcel Islands, the day after China claimed it chased away the ship from its territorial waters, U.S. 7th Fleet announced Friday. Read More

Makin Island ARG Docks in Busan, 3 LCS Now Underway in Indo-PACOM

Makin Island ARG Docks in Busan, 3 LCS Now Underway in Indo-PACOM

USS Makin Island (LHD-8) conducts a photo exercise and replenishment-at-sea with the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93), March 15, 2023. US Navy Photo

The Makin Island Amphibious Group (ARG) docked at the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea (ROK) as part of their participation in the U.S.-ROK Exercise Ssangyong this week. Read More

U.S. 7th Fleet Denies Destroyer was Expelled from South China Sea Island Chain

U.S. 7th Fleet Denies Destroyer was Expelled from South China Sea Island Chain

Guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) steams alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) during an underway replenishment while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 16. US Navy Photo

- This post has been updated to indicate USS Milius had not been conducting a freedom of navigation operation at the time of the incident. 

The Navy denied that an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile illegally entered China’s maritime territory and was chased off by People’s Liberation Army forces, contradicting claims by China’s Southern Theatre Command. Read More