Japanese PM Kishida Renews Calls for Expanded Defense Spending

Japanese PM Kishida Renews Calls for Expanded Defense Spending

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tours the hangar, led by Capt. Michael Sweeny, commander, Carrier Air Wing 5, aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), during the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Fleet Review 2022, in the Sagami Wan, Nov. 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated his country’s commitment to expanding Japan’s defense capabilities to deal with those who would jeopardize the peace and security of other countries, in a speech this week aboard destroyer helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183). Read More

Ford Carrier Strike Group Teams with Atlantic Allies in Silent Wolverine Exercise

Ford Carrier Strike Group Teams with Atlantic Allies in Silent Wolverine Exercise

The first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clarke-class dry cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) as part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group on Nov. 2, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group joined six allies in the eastern Atlantic on Tuesday to begin exercise Silent Wolverine, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Read More

USS Normandy CO Relieved Over Misconduct Allegations

USS Normandy CO Relieved Over Misconduct Allegations

USS Normandy (CG-60), pictured, steams alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) during a formation transit as part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, Oct. 25, 2022. US Navy Photo

The commander of a guided-missile cruiser assigned to the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group has been relieved from his position due to allegations of misconduct, USNI News has learned. Read More

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

USNI News Graphic

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