The Russian military is reportedly sending 10 ships and two submarines—with more on the way—near Syria in response to a suspected U.S. military buildup.
"China is not an enemy, but it is certainly an adversary of the United States," the Pentagon said in a report released this week.
Beijing sent a U.S. navy plane six warnings to turn away from the South China Sea last week.
Iran's threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to be carried out, but it would prompt a spike in oil prices and potential U.S. military intervention.
What Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor called "a misunderstanding," Russian diplomat Pavel Alekseenko called "a spontaneous truth."
China wants to join Southeast Asian countries for regular war games that don't include the U.S., according to a draft document seen by the AFP.
The Israel Defense Forces said its troops used "proportional force" to respond to what it called "provocateurs."
An internal military document suggests the Chinese "desperately need a comprehensive protection of our own security around the globe."
Palmer has been missing since Sunday morning.
This is the first fatal shooting since Portland State University's board of trustees voted to arm campus police in 2015.
Russia has added over a dozen new submarines to its ranks since annexing Crimea.
The military memo showed that the Navy was planning to spend millions of dollars on detention camps for migrants.
Russian submarines are more active in Europe than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Admiral James Foggo said.
The warships have two attack helicopters and carry around 300 troops.
Some experts say the U.S. should pay more attention to Chinese government-sponsored hackers.
Buyan-M-class missile corvette Vyshny Volochyok was officially made part of the Black Sea Fleet and is headed off for global military drills.
Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said the U.S. would continue to conduct operations around the Chinese bases despite criticism from Beijing.
The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli ships at the limit of the blockade.
The Chinese Defense Ministry said "it is impossible to shake China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests."
"China's continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serve to raise tensions and destabilize the region," the Pentagon said.
China says it has "the resolve, confidence and ability" to defend its territorial integrity by reuniting Taiwan with the mainland by force.
China is rapidly gaining on the U.S. lead in Asia, but its quick growth requires more energy. That's where Russia comes in.