Japanese Naval Ship Involved in Collision With Chinese Fishing Vessel in East China Sea – The Diplomat

Flashpoints | Security | East Asia The incident resulted in damage to JS Shimakaze. Advertisement A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) warship was involved in a collision with a Chinese fishing vessel, the Japan Coast Guard said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday in international waters off the coast of Shanghai in the East China Sea. According to Japanese authorities, no crew were injured in the incident. The Self-Defense Forces’ Joint Staff added that the incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The MSDF vessel involved was JS Shimakaze, a Hatakaze-class…

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation – The Diplomat

Advertisement Earlier this month, Japan’s defense chief paid a visit to Vietnam. While the interaction was just one of several scheduled engagements between the two sides, it nonetheless spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of their defense relationship. As I have observed previously in these pages, Japan and Vietnam have been developing the defense component of their wider extensive strategic partnership over the past few years, with Vietnam looking to strengthen ties with a range of powers as part of its omnidirectional foreign policy and Japan…

Naval disaster to be recounted – Entertainment – Panama City News Herald

Retired Navy commander to discuss his new book, the true story of the grounding of the USS Frank Knox. PANAMA CITY — Lionel Price spent years reliving a singular disaster, the grounding of the USS Frank Knox, which he had control of when it ran aground on July 18, 1965. He used to give lectures about the Knox incident to Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps units, and by the end of each talk he would be shaken. “In the fall of 1967, I gave a presentation about the grounding to…

Naval Convergence in the Indo-Pacific

By David Scott The annual Raisina Dialogue, hosted by India since 2016, is useful for highlighting the process of maritime strategic convergence between Australia, France, India, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. The Raisina Dialogue was initially set up by India as a high-level forum for international discussion. Tellingly, Chinese officials have never been invited. For the last three years, from 2018 to 2020, there were panels specifically dealing with the Indo-Pacific that brought together naval leaders from various China-concerned countries. This built on the 2016 and 2017 iterations which…

DVIDS – News – Conference on Naval War in Vietnam Includes American, Vietnamese Perspectives

The U.S. Naval War College gathered military scholars and historians from the American and Vietnamese perspectives for a Feb. 6-7 conference examining the role of naval power in the Vietnam conflict. The conference looked at the Vietnam War as an example of a “limited war” in the shadow of the Cold War – a topic of renewed interest in today’s climate of escalating great-power competition. “During times of peace, that’s when we have the space to reflect and solidify the wartime lessons,” said Rear Adm. Shoshana S. Chatfield, Naval…

The Pentagon And Japan Just Exposed A Secretive Chinese Naval Militia

Key Point: The Pentagon deserves great credit for employing the full force of its tremendous analytical capabilities and official authority to shine a bright, inescapable spotlight on the PAFMM’s true nature and activities. Finally, some good news from Washington! Last Thursday the Pentagon released its annual report to Congress on military and security developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The single most important revelation alone justifies the 145-page report’s $108,000 cost many times over. Even more than when last year’s report mentioned it for the first time, the U.S.…

To Deter China, the Naval Services Must Integrate

Change on the scale envisioned by the National Defense Strategy isn’t always easy, or pretty. Observers of American strategy often wonder how the United States will focus on great power competition when it cannot escape the gravitational pull of the Middle East. This is a worthy topic of debate and causes me no small amount of consternation as well. But even as Washington might look for ways to bring its commitments in the Middle East to a more sustainable level, let’s not ignore the lessons simmering conflicts there and elsewhere…

Is Singapore’s New Naval Addition A Threat to China?

Key point: Singapore might be small, but its used its wealth to invest in a capable military. On February 18, 2018, officials gathered to celebrate the launch of a new state-of-the-art submarine at a shipyard in Kiel, Germany. But unlike similar Type 212 submarines previously built there, the seventy-meter long diesel-submarine isn’t destined to shadow Russian submarines in the cold waters of the Baltic Sea. Instead, the Invincible will lurk in the warmer Pacific waters around the Straits of Malacca in the service of the Republic of Singapore Navy. In so…