US Navy to ‘grow’ influence in Asia Pacific: Ng Eng Hen

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Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen meets with US Secretary of the Navy Richard V Spencer at the Pentagon. (Photo: Ng Eng Hen/Facebook)

SINGAPORE: The US Navy will not only continue its influence in Asia Pacific, but “intends to grow it”. This was the message reiterated by Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, said Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen of their meeting at the Pentagon on Wednesday (Oct 25).

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Dr Ng said: “To achieve this, the US Navy would increase the number of ships in its orbat (order of battle).” Tiếp tục đọc “US Navy to ‘grow’ influence in Asia Pacific: Ng Eng Hen”

The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China

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This article first appeared March 3 at 4:15 p.m. and has been updated

The U.S. Navy has dispatched a small armada to the South China Sea.

The carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the disputed waters in recent days, according to military officials. The carrier strike group is the latest show of force in the tense region, with the U.S. asserting that China is militarizing the region to guard its excessive territorial claims. Tiếp tục đọc “The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China”

The U.S. Navy Wants to Show China Who’s Boss

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The U.S. Navy Wants to Show China Who’s Boss

Worried about China’s increasing naval might, the U.S. Navy is scrambling to buy new anti-ship missiles for the first time in decades, and throwing out its old playbook for war strategy in the Pacific.

Since the end of the Cold War, the American military has enjoyed unrivaled dominance on the high seas, with no other navy posing a serious threat. But over the past decade, China has rapidly built up a naval force to be reckoned with, spending tens of billions of dollars annually to produce dozens of new warships of every size, and a formidable arsenal of missiles aimed at undercutting America’s naval reach. Tiếp tục đọc “The U.S. Navy Wants to Show China Who’s Boss”