The current director of Joint Staff has been tapped to lead the U.S. combatant command in the Middle East, according to a Wednesday Pentagon announcement. Read More
While in Hawaii celebrating a change of U.S. military leadership in the Pacific, top Pentagon officials stood in the spotlight told other regional powers that U.S. focus on this part of the world hasn’t wavered but sharpened.
CAPITOL HILL – The top U.S. commander in the Pacific told the Senate his office is not contemplating, preparing for or planning a limited punitive strike against North Korea. Read More
The head of the U.S. Pacific Command said Wednesday that the United States is hampered in keeping pace with China’s ground-based missiles thanks to treaties it has signed to limit its stockpiles. Read More
THE PENTAGON — The head of U.S. forces in the Pacific has been put forth as the Trump administration’s pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to Australia, The White House announced on Friday. Read More
The U.S. and Republic of Korea announced a pair of annual large-scale military exercises will be delayed until after the conclusion of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, just as the North and South are preparing for their first significant talks in years.
The U.S. Navy has begun dual-carrier operations with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in the Sea of Japan, a service official told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
U.S. Pacific Command has plans to put into practice a joint-service concept to integrate air, land and sea operations, with a mandate for all the services to incorporate the concept into their exercises in a lead-up to the Army sinking a ship at next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, the PACOM commander said last week. Read More
U.S. Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris said the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group can “absolutely” defend itself against anything North Korea could shoot at it, despite media reports to the contrary. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from U.S. Pacific Fleet.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet on approach to land on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed on Friday near the Philippines, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More