A US warship sailed along the Venezuelan coast in a freedom-of-navigation operation, the top US military commander in the region told lawmakers this week. Such operations by the US are not uncommon, but US military activity around Venezuela has gotten more scrutiny amid talk by US leaders of military intervention […]
A US Navy warship conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation on Sunday near the Scarborough Shoal. The shoal is a territorial holding in the South China Sea that China seized from the Philippines in 2012. This operation followed one carried out earlier this month by two guided-missile destroyers in the Spratly Islands. […]
China frequently protests military operations in its Exclusive Economic Zone, the area adjacent to a country’s coast in which it has economic rights. But China doesn’t appear to have reservations about conducting its own military operations in other countries’ EEZs. The US and others continue to use military operations to […]
France and the UK will challenge Beijing by sailing through contested waters in the South China Sea. British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson said nations “need to play by the rules” at the time of the announcement. France’s minister of armed forces said its ships will be warned […]
President Donald Trump approved a plan to check...