US Reveals South China Sea Joint Patrols With the Philippines - The Diplomat

Washington issues first public confirmation that patrols with Manila have already started and will continue. By Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat. April 18, 2016. On Thursday, the United States finally revealed that it had been conducting joint ...

The Coming War With China - Legal Reader (blog)

Hillary Clinton will not talk about it. Bernie Sanders will not talk about it. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will not talk about it. But they know. Looming on the horizon of the next presidential administration is the ominous and growing possibility of war ...

US to sail submarine drones in South China Sea - Financial Times

As it watches China build up its presence in the South China Sea, one reclaimed island at a time, the US military is betting on a new technology to help retain its edge — submarine drones. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic ...

PH, China should share 'fruits of sea,' says envoy - Inquirer.net

AMBASSADOR Rosario Manalo, the lead diplomat who helped frame the charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in 2007, has urged the government to agree on bilateral negotiations with China, not in addressing the territorial issue but ...

China conducts massive drills in South China Sea - Press TV

This July 1, 2015 file photo shows sailors of China's Peoples' Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). (AFP photo). Chinese military has carried out a series of extensive military drills in South China Sea in a move which could trigger more tensions with its ...

China launches upgraded drills for South China Sea fleets - Reuters

Subi reef, located in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, is shown in this handout Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative satellite file image taken August 8, 2012, and released to ...

US, Philippines conducting joint air patrols to West Philippine Sea - Update Philippines

Defense secretaries of Philippines and United States have visited US supercarrier USS John C. Stennis in West Philippine Sea. The two officials flew to the Stennis via a US V-22 Osprey from Palawan April 15. The American defense secretary said his ...

Defense Secretary Visits 'Great Green Fleet' in South China Sea - Times of San Diego

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (left) and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin shake hands on a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey as they depart the the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz.

Carter Visits USS Stennis Operating in South China Sea - Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited a symbol of American commitment to peace and security in Southeast Asia yesterday: the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Philippine Defense ...

'China misunderstands Philippines-US military activities' - Philippine Star

“We believe that the People's Republic of China through its statements misunderstands or perhaps does not properly appreciate the purpose of our activities with the United States. These are to ensure freedom of navigation in the region which benefits ...

Chinese General Visits Disputed Spratly Islands in South China Sea - New York Times

Chinese soldiers on the Spratly Islands, known in China as the Nansha Islands, in February. The sign at the right reads, “Nansha is our national land, sacred and inviolable.” Credit Reuters. BEIJING — China's most senior uniformed military commander ...

To counter Beijing, Washington flexes military muscle in South China Sea - Times of India

ABOARD THE USS JOHN C STENNIS (South China Sea): Over the last week in Asia, US defence secretary Ash Carter has visited two aircraft carriers, revealed new military agreements with India and the Philippines, and generally signaled that the Obama ...

US Defense Chief Visits Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea - Military.com

An F/A-18E Super Hornet performs a flyby over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited the carrier during a trip to the South China Sea. (US Navy/Tomas Compian). Associated Press | 16 Apr 2016 | by ...

Carter says China still invited to US-led RIMPAC naval exercises - The Japan Times

ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS – The United States is still inviting China to take part in a mammoth, multinational naval exercise in the Pacific later this year despite growing bilateral tensions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. Carter, who ...

US vows support for allies in Asia - Inquirer.net

United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter shakes hand with Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin during the closing ceremony of Balikatan 2016 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Also in the photo (left) is Foreign Affiars Secretary Jose Rene ...

US defense chief visits US warship in South China Sea - Inquirer.net

United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during the closing ceremony of Balikatan 2016 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. RICHARD A. REYES. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a warship close to flash-point waters of the South ...

Carter Hails 'Ironclad' Relationship With the Philippines - Department of Defense

Defense Secretary Ash Carter shares a light moment with Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin as they meet to discuss matters of mutual importance at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, April 14, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior ...

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to visit warship in South China Sea - Hong Kong Free Press

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he would visit a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in the area. Carter's trip to the USS John C. Stennis is the ...

US Sends Warplanes, Troops, and Ashton Carter to South China Sea - Sputnik International

Regional military war games see heavy uptick of weaponry in the region, and, in a new move, much of it will stay after the drills are done. On Friday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the US military is dispatching warplanes and troops ...

New Cold War In The South China Sea - ValueWalk

Both the United States and China are showing the world the presence of a potential flash point between the two nations with increased presence in already disputed areas in the South China Sea. There are no shortages of countries bothered by China's ...