Strait

China Claims US Destroyer Group’s Sail-Through of Taiwan Strait Was ‘Provocative’

China says that the US was ‘provocative’ when it sailed its destroyer group through the Taiwan Strait on March 17.  Reuters reports: The U.S. destroyer Ralph Johnson’s sail-through of the Taiwan Strait on March 17 was a “provocative” act by the United States and sent the wrong signals to pro-Taiwan independence forces, the Chinese military…

US Nuclear Submarine Enters Strait Of Hormuz; Navy Issues Rare Public Disclosure Of Location

In an extremely rare announcement, the US Navy has publicly declared the location of one of its nuclear submarines, apparently as a “message” and warning to Tehran. The nuclear submarine USS Georgia is now transiting the Strait of Hormuz, the vital narrow waterway where Iran’s IRGC frequently patrols, reportedly armed with up to 154 Tomahawk cruise…

Taiwan Scrambles Jets & Warships As China Aircraft Carrier Shandong Sails Through Strait

Just a day after the Chinese PLA Navy trailed a US warship through the contested waters of the Taiwan Strait, alarms have been further raised in the region given China just sent its newest domestic-built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, through the strait on Sunday.  While it’s ostensibly for the purpose of “routine drills” in the…

China Tails US Destroyer In 12th Provocative Sail Through Of Taiwan Strait In 2020

China’s PLA military says it tailed an American warship through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, which makes precisely a dozen such incidents in the contested strait in 2020. In a new statement the PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command said it scrambled air and naval forces which “tailed and monitored” the US Navy vessel.  Beijing further charged that the…