China denies two US Navy ships request to visit Hong Kong port

China has denied a request on Tuesday for two U.S. Navy ships to make a port call to Hong Kong. The USS Green Bay had planned to make a port call to Hong Kong on Aug. 17, while the USS Lake Erie planned for a port call in September, but both visits were denied by the Chinese government on Tuesday, according to a CNN report on Tuesday. “The Chinese Government denied requests for port visits to Hong Kong by the USS Green Bay and USS Lake Erie, which were scheduled…

China rejects US Navy request for Hong Kong port visits amid protests

“The Chinese Government denied requests for port visits to Hong Kong by the USS Green Bay and USS Lake Erie, which were scheduled to arrive in the next few weeks,” Cmdr. Nate Christensen, the deputy spokesman for the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, told CNN in a statement on Tuesday. The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay was scheduled to visit Hong Kong on August 17 and the guided missile-cruiser USS Lake Erie was scheduled to visit next month. Not the first time “The US Navy has a long track…

As China Looms, Vietnam Aims to Develop a More Modern, Skilled Navy

TAIPEI —  A Vietnamese military official advocates developing a more modern, better skilled navy that can hold off complex threats, mainly what experts believe to be increasing pressure from China. A rear admiral and political commissar in Hanoi told the official Viet Nam News August 6 that the navy could not be “taken by surprise at any development. “In this complicated situation that poses many threats to the country’s defense and security, given the Navy’s role as the key defender of the country’s sovereignty, the Viet Nam People’s Navy must…

As China Looms, Vietnam Aims to Develop a More Modern, Skilled Navy | Voice of America

TAIPEI – A Vietnamese military official advocates developing a more modern, better skilled navy that can hold off complex threats, mainly what experts believe to be increasing pressure from China. A rear admiral and political commissar in Hanoi told the official Viet Nam News August 6 that the navy could not be “taken by surprise at any development. “In this complicated situation that poses many threats to the country’s defense and security, given the Navy’s role as the key defender of the country’s sovereignty, the Viet Nam People’s Navy must…

Naval Mines Could Be Iran’s Secret Weapon in a War Against the U.S. Navy

Hypersonic missiles and fast attack boats may dominate the headlines as the primary threats to the U.S. Navy, but the naval mine remains one of the deadliest threats to the modern warship. Mine technology has advanced significantly in recent years, with advances in networking and sensing allowing mines to become more lethal. With recent tensions stepping up with Iran, the need for effective minesweepers is rapidly rising. But a recent report by ProPublica suggests that the American minesweeper fleet is hardly ready to be deployed, and the replacement ships are…

Navy concludes its 25th year of CARAT drills with Indonesia in Java Sea – Pacific

Navy concludes its 25th year of CARAT drills with Indonesia in Java Sea A weeklong naval exercise designed to improve the ability of Indonesian and U.S. naval forces to work together has wrapped up its 25th year in Indonesia. Indonesia has taken part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT, a multiphase exercise involving several countries in South and Southeast Asia, since its inception in 1995. Sri Lanka was the first stop for CARAT this year, which kicked off in April. However, those drills were cut…

Navy concludes its 25th year of CARAT drills with Indonesia in Java Sea – News

Navy concludes its 25th year of CARAT drills with Indonesia in Java Sea A weeklong naval exercise designed to improve the ability of Indonesian and U.S. naval forces to work together has wrapped up its 25th year in Indonesia. Indonesia has taken part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT, a multiphase exercise involving several countries in South and Southeast Asia, since its inception in 1995. Sri Lanka was the first stop for CARAT this year, which kicked off in April. However, those drills were cut…

Navy sails an aircraft carrier through disputed South China Sea

The U.S. Navy sailed an aircraft carrier through the South China Sea in a show of force against China in the midst of disputes over the strategically crucial trade zone. A group of Filipino generals, officials, and journalists joined the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan to watch F/A-18 fighter jets take off and land on the massive nuclear-powered carrier as it made its way to Manila for a port call. Armed cruisers kept watch a few miles away, the Associated Press reported. “The motto of this carrier is ‘Peace…

Four China Navy Ships Pass Through Philippine Strait In Repeat Act, Ignore Warnings

The Philippine Armed Forces’ Western Command (WesCom) reported Tuesday that a Chinese Navy vessel passed through the Balabac Strait, near Palawan, early on the morning of June 17 between 1:00 AM and 2:00 AM. Later that morning, about 8:00 AM, another Chinese ship was seen in the waters off Balabac with two other ships.   This is similar to earlier passages that were confirmed by Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who said that Chinese warships have been passing through territorial waters claimed by the Philippines since February. The issue in…

Sink 2 U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers: How China Conquers the South China Sea?

Admiral Lou, who holds an academic military rank — not a service role — said China should “use its strength to attack the enemy’s shortcomings. Attack wherever the enemy is afraid of being hit. Wherever the enemy is weak …” Rear Admiral Lou Yuan, deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, has told an audience in Shenzhen that the ongoing disputes over the ownership of the East and South China Seas could be resolved by sinking two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Admiral Lou gave a wide-ranging speech on…