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Czech Foreign Minister Calls for West to Send 'Weapons, Weapons, Weapons' to Ukraine

Czech Foreign Minister Calls for West to Send ‘Weapons, Weapons, Weapons’ to Ukraine

A Joint Honor Guard member holds the Ukrainian flag during an honor cordon ceremony, as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomes Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2022. DoD Photo

The Czech foreign minister’s three words of advice to the Biden administration are to send “weapons, weapons, weapons” to Ukraine from American and western arsenals so Kyiv is not relying on leftover Soviet Union stockpiles.

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Japan Countering China’s Naval Build-up with Modern Fleet

Japan Countering China’s Naval Build-up with Modern Fleet

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JS Maya(DDG-179) in Port of Kobe, Japan on Nov. 23, 2020. JMSDF Photo

Last month, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force commissioned JS Kumano, the first of its new Mogami-class multi-role frigates. The warship was built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Tamano and is the first of a planned class of 22 ships that are destined to replace the fleet’s aging Abukuma-class destroyer escorts and Asagiri-class light destroyers. Read More

South Korea, U.S. Bond To Tighten Following Recent Election Says U.S. Commander

South Korea, U.S. Bond To Tighten Following Recent Election Says U.S. Commander

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron, left, 3d Marine Division commanding general, salutes Lt. Gen. Kim Tae-sung, right, Commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Mar. 1, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The top commander in Korea saw encouraging signs for the with U.S. alliance with the election of conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol as the nation’s president in the most hotly contested race in Seoul’s history as a democracy. Read More

2 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Now in South China Sea as Chinese Air Force Flies 39 Aircraft Near Taiwan

2 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Now in South China Sea as Chinese Air Force Flies 39 Aircraft Near Taiwan

Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), left, and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) transit the Philippine Sea on Jan. 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Two U.S. Navy carrier strike groups are currently drilling in the South China Sea amid the latest show of force of Chinese aircraft into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone on Sunday. Read More

VIDEO: 2 U.S. Carrier Groups, 2 Amphibious Ready Groups Drill with F-35s, Japanese Ships in the Philippine Sea

VIDEO: 2 U.S. Carrier Groups, 2 Amphibious Ready Groups Drill with F-35s, Japanese Ships in the Philippine Sea

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and CVW 9 fly over the Philippine Sea on Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two U.S carriers and two amphibious ships, along with their escorts and 26 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters drilled with a Japanese large deck warship last week in the Philippine Sea. Read More

U.S. Navy Denies Chinese Claims of Expelling Destroyer From Waters Near Paracel Islands

U.S. Navy Denies Chinese Claims of Expelling Destroyer From Waters Near Paracel Islands

Ens. Hazel Acosta, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), observes the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), while standing conning officer during Visual Information (VI) drills between the two ships, Jan. 12, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy on Thursday denied a Chinese claim that the People’s Liberation Army Navy chased an American destroyer away from islands in the South China Sea. Read More

More than Two Dozen Naval F-35s Now Underway in the Western Pacific

More than Two Dozen Naval F-35s Now Underway in the Western Pacific

An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on Jan. 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

 

This story has been updated to clarify the number of F-35Bs operating on USS America (LHA-6).

More than two dozen Navy and Marine F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are currently operating aboard U.S. Navy ships in the Indo-Pacific, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and China. Read More