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U.S. Navy sends diplomatic notice to Turkey for warships en route to Black Sea
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U.S. Navy sends diplomatic notice to Turkey for warships en route to Black Sea

The United States Navy will be sending two warships into the Black Sea to remain there until May 4, according to a notice sent to Turkish authorities, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Friday, citing diplomatic sources. The notice was sent 15 days in advance, the sources said, as per the Montreux Convention regarding the Dardanelles and Bosporus...

Details of sweeping effort to counter China emerge in U.S. Senate
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Details of sweeping effort to counter China emerge in U.S. Senate

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced legislation on Thursday to boost the country’s ability to push back against China’s expanding global influence by promoting human rights, providing security aid and investing to combat disinformation. The draft measure, titled the “Strategic Competition Act of 2021,” mandates diplomatic and strategic initiatives to counteract Beijing,...

US says commitment to Taiwan ‘rock solid’ amid Chinese military moves
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US says commitment to Taiwan ‘rock solid’ amid Chinese military moves

The U.S. State Department emphasized that Washington’s commitment to Taiwan is “rock solid” and that it retains the ability to counter any attempts by China to use force or coercion against the island nation. On Monday (April 5), the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) announced that a carrier battle group led by the Liaoning was conducting exercises...

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: military
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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: military

Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday, adding to already escalating tensions. Kyiv says Russia has been building up its forces near Ukraine’s eastern borders in recent weeks, and reports of separatist attacks on Ukrainian government forces have increased significantly. NATO...

Turkey arrests 10 retired admirals over government criticism
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Turkey arrests 10 retired admirals over government criticism

Turkish authorities on Monday detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired senior navy officers issued a statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. Open letter is harshly condemned by the president’s office, which says the move is ‘reminiscent of coup times’. State-run Anadolu news agency said...

Jordanian military warns king’s half-brother to stop actions undermining stability – Coup plot investigated
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Jordanian military warns king’s half-brother to stop actions undermining stability – Coup plot investigated

Jordan’s military has told King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions targeting “security and stability” in what people familiar with the matter said could be related to a plot to destabilise the country. In a statement published by the state news agency, the military said the warning to Prince Hamza was part...

The West waits for Putin’s next move as Russia-Ukraine tensions rise
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The West waits for Putin’s next move as Russia-Ukraine tensions rise

A significant rise in tensions between Russia and Ukraine in recent weeks is prompting fears of a revival of the military conflict. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, there have been ongoing skirmishes between Ukraine’s troops and pro-Russian separatists in Donbass, a region in eastern Ukraine. The fighting, which has been punctuated...

Russian Tu-142s enter Alaskan air defense Identification Zone
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Russian Tu-142s enter Alaskan air defense Identification Zone

The Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region early March 29 tracked two Russian Tu-142 maritime patrol aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone. The aircraft operated in international airspace, and Alaska Command did not announce if U.S. or Canadian aircraft scrambled to intercept, according to a release. “As always, NORAD remains vigilant and ready to...

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