Jose Manuel Romualdez said the U.S. would increase the number of ships in the South China Sea "to protect the seaway" from Chinese threats to other nations' sovereignty.
U.S. Navy 7th Fleet said India's requirement for prior consent for military exercises or maneuvers 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands was "inconsistent with international law," but New Delhi defended its position.
USS John S. McCain's second passage through the Taiwan Strait this year coincided with the Chinese military's dispatching of 15 warplanes around Taiwan on Wednesday.
The U.S military carried out "intensive military activities in the South China Sea" last year despite the global pandemic, according to a report by a Beijing-based think tank.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has called on other alleged victims of Ephriam Granderson to come forward.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Finn transited the narrow waters between China and Taiwan on Wednesday.
U.S. naval deployments are becoming more frequent and focused on China, said maritime specialist Hu Bo.
The U.S.S. Curtis Wilbur made the Navy's second Taiwan Strait transit under Biden on Wednesday, in a move showing Washington's "commitment to secure Taiwan against China's armed aggression," an analyst said.
USS Russell's deployment to the contested waters is the second freedom of navigation operation in the region since Joe Biden took office.
Paul Grisham misplaced the item, containing his driver's license and Navy ID, in 1968 after a 13-month placement on the remote continent.
"The Navy does not and will not tolerate supremacist or extremist conduct," Navy Vice Admiral John Nowell, Jr. told Newsweek. "Discrimination of any kind, for any reason, goes against the Navy's core values and will not be tolerated."
USS John S. McCain, which was last seen in the Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve, sailed through the channel for a "routine" transit on Thursday local time, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.
The sailor reportedly found the noose on his rack on the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain on January 26, prompting a Navy Criminal Investigative Service probe.
A Taiwan Air Force spokesperson told Newsweek it started publishing U.S. aircraft activity near the island in order to make developments in the Taiwan Strait "more transparent."
The Navy released a video of the Su-24 bomber buzzing the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea on Sunday.
Beijing may be using military pressure on Taiwan in order to bring the United States to the table for de-escalation talks, a defense analyst said Tuesday.
Special Warfare Operator Tony DeDolph, a member of the Navy's elite Seal Team Six, on Thursday reportedly pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges related to the 2017 death of Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar.
While the China accused the U.S. Navy of unauthorized entry into its territorial waters in the South China Sea, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said it was exercizing its right to freedom of navigation.
Russian defense ministry says Admiral Vinogradov stopped the U.S. warship after it encroached on its territorial waters in the far east.
The U.S. is pushing to deploy hypersonic missiles across its service branches to maintain its military edge on rivals including Russia and China.
Many on Twitter were quick to point out that the photo used by the government agency was not of the Air Force but rather a flight demonstration team formed by the Navy.
Eight U.S. National Forests in California have been temporarily closed, while restrictions were announced for several others due to the threat of ongoing fires.
The chief allegedly lied repeatedly about his connections to foreign nationals and his month-long trip to Siberia.
At a fundraiser, the museum held a K-9 demonstration which included siccing attack dogs on someone wearing Kaepernick's jersey.
"Everything about this case is profoundly offensive," said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain on Wednesday.
The fire has reached temperatures of at least 1,000 degrees in some points, and a fire suppression system that could help battle the blaze is temporarily out of commission.
"This interdiction and drug seizure was a big win for our Navy and Coast Guard team," said U.S.S. Preble Commanding Officer Commander Leonardo Giovannelli.
Brett Crozier was terminated from his position after he wrote a letter concerning the coronavirus spread on the ship