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U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

23 Oct 2018

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

20 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.

U.S., South Korea suspend more drills to bolster North Korea diplomacy

19 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON The United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea "every opportunity to continue," the U.S. military said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-U.S., S.Korea suspend more drills to bolster N.Korea diplomacy

19 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON, Oct 19 The United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea "every opportunity to continue," the U.S. military said on Friday.

U.S. general says conditions for Islamist extremism still linger

16 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The United States' top military officer said on Tuesday that little progress had been made in dealing with the underlying conditions that have given rise to armed Islamist militants, even as military gains have been made against groups like Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. Defense Secretary says Russian violation of arms control treaty 'untenable'

04 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that Russia's violation of an arms control treaty was "untenable" and unless it changed course the United States would respond.

Pentagon chief says Russian violation of key arms control treaty "untenable"

04 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS, Oct 4 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that Russia's violation of an arms control treaty was "untenable" and unless it changed course the United States would need to match Moscow's capabilities.

With an eye on Russia, U.S. pledges to use cyber capabilities on behalf of NATO

03 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS The United States is expected to announce in the coming days that it will use offensive and defensive cyber capabilities on behalf of NATO if asked, a senior Pentagon official said, amid concerns about Russia's increasingly assertive use of its cyber capabilities.

Number of U.S. diplomats doubled in Syria as IS nears defeat: Mattis

02 Oct 2018

PARIS The number of U.S. diplomats in Syria has doubled as Islamic State fighters near a military defeat, U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis said on Tuesday.

U.S. and Turkey begin training for joint patrols in Syria's Manbij

01 Oct 2018

PARIS The United States and Turkey have started training together to carry out joint patrols soon in northern Syria's Manbij area, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, despite tense relations between the two countries.

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