USS Benfold (DDG-65) is at anchor off Koror, Republic of Palau in 2012. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to correct that Yun was speaking at the Hudson Institute on Friday.
The Freely Associated States lying between Hawaii and the Philippines are crucial to the United States remaining a Pacific power, the special envoy to these three island nations said Friday. Read More →
USS Benfold (DD-65) is at anchor off Koror, Republic of Palau in 2012. US Navy Photo
Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite visited Palau during a weeklong swing through the Pacific, making him the second high-ranking Defense Department official to visit to the small island nation in the last two months as the Second Island Chain is being eyed to play an even larger role in military plans and operations going forward. Read More →
Passengers are transported ashore by U.S. Navy Sailors following a plane crash near Chuuk International Airport, Sept. 28. Navy photo.
This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the timeline of events during Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s recent visit to Micronesia.
As the Navy undersecretary visited several small Pacific nations to talk about regional cooperation and disaster relief, he saw first-hand what such assistance looks like in an emergency.
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