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‘Sovereignty & security violation’: Beijing outraged by US warship sailing off disputed island

China has slammed a US missile destroyer for encroaching on the “indisputable” Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea, warning that it can and will take “necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty.” In this latest clash over freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, the USS ‘Hopper’ missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan ...

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‘We’re very excited’: US Navy to test laser weapon on warship

A newly built US amphibious warship will test out new laser weapon technology as early as this coming fall, replacing an earlier tested $ 40 million laser. The new USS Portland warship, currently en route to San Diego, California, to be commissioned, has been chosen to host the new laser weapon technology created by the Office of Naval Research. The ...

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Declassified files finally expose failures that allowed Argentine missile to sink British warship

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 12:43 Documents detailing a long list of failings have been released after being covered up for more than three decades, shedding light on how the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk by Argentina during the Falklands War, leaving 20 dead and 26 injured. The results of an inquiry into the ship, which was struck ...

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WORLD ON A KNIFE EDGE: China rages at Trump after he sends WARSHIP to disputed territory

The USS John S McCain came within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, the US Navy said in a statement. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer undertook the “freedom of navigation” mission to challenge China’s claim to the territory. Today’s operation will likely complicate Donald Trump‘s hopes to persuade China to help rein in North Korea‘s ...

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US warship near North Korea could force Kim Jong-un to BOW DOWN to Trump, admiral boasts

Rear Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, a commander of a US Navy carrier strike group, said the move could bring the hermit kingdom “into alignment”. Admiral Whitesell said: “Our presence and the coalition presence off their coast attempts to bring them into alignment. “That’s what he’s attempting to do, or we can do at a political level to help enforce his political ...

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Spanish warship sparks row over king's UK visit

The “dangerous” clash brought condemnation of their Iberian neighbour from the Gibraltar Government last night.  The incident comes just two weeks before the Queen hosts Spanish King Felipe and his wife Letizia for an official state visit.  Last night Andrew Rosindell MP called for the visit to be scrapped. “The people of Gibraltar are rightly nervous. They break the rules ...

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Japan sends its largest warship into the South China Sea as tensions mount

China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $ 5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, much of it to and from Japanese ports. Neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.  Japan worries that China is cementing its control in the South China Sea with manmade island bases, arms sales and development aid.  ...

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Seven sailors missing after US warship collides with container ship off the coast of Japan

The USS Fitzgerald, an Aegis guided missile destroyer, is believed to have suffered a hole below the waterline which caused “significant damage” and flooding. The collision with the merchant vessel happened in busy shipping lanes 56 nautical miles south-west of Tokyo Bay at 2.30am local time on Saturday. US and Japanese aircraft and ships have been searching for the missing ...

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North Korea ‘developing CARRIER KILLERS’ as US prepares to send THIRD warship to peninsula

Despot Kim Jong-un personally supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system on Monday, and threatened president Donald Trump as he pledged to send “a bigger gift package to the Yankees”. It differed from previous tests of the “Hwasong” rockets – North Korea‘s name for its Scud-class missiles – as it was equipped with ...

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