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‘We will not be intimidated’ — Mattis doubles down on US vow to counter China’s attempts to dominate the South China Sea

Speaking with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Friday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called on US allies and partners to stand against Chinese efforts to dominate the South China Sea.
Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission

US B-52 bombers tore through the South China Sea in a power play ahead of a sit-down between the US and Chinese defense chiefs

Ahead of a meeting between US and Chinese defense chiefs, US Air Force B-52 bombers tore through the South China Sea, the site of recent showdown between a Chinese destroyer and a US warship.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy recruits chant slogan during a parade to mark the end of a semester at a military base of the North Sea Fleet, in Qingdao, Shandong province December 5, 2013.

It looks like the Chinese Navy has a new bomber, and its arsenal of anti-ship missiles could raise the stakes in contested seas

The Chinese Navy has a new bomber aircraft, satellite images suggest. With a larger arsenal of anti-ship missiles and a greater range than its predecessor, the new bomber could allow China to better project power across disputed waterways.
US Navy guided-missile destroyer underway in the Pacific Ocean

These incredible photos show how close a Chinese warship came to colliding with a US destroyer during a tense standoff in the South China Sea

These US Navy photos show just how close a Chinese ship came to colliding with the US Navy vessel.
The JSMDF submarine Oryu at its launch on October 4, 2018.

Caught between Trump and China, Japan is making a small upgrade to give its submarines an edge

Japan finds itself facing a more assertive Chinese military and a more insistent Trump administration, and a new feature on its latest sub may be a way to relieve the pressure coming from both sides.
A US Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

US F-22s and B-2 bombers complete new training to show China they won’t back down

While Beijing increasingly takes a militaristic line toward Washington, the US Air Force made the purpose of its new training explicit, with stealth nuclear bombers and fighter jets built to counter threats like Beijing's South China Sea fortress.
US Marines and the Philippine marine corps land on the beach in assault amphibious vehicles during KAMANDAG 2 in Subic Bay, Philippines, October 3, 2018.

Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign soil for the first time since World War II

Japanese troops are playing a humanitarian role in US-Philippine military exercises this month, and while the US says the drills are not directed at anyone, it comes amid heightened tensions with China.

‘We will not stand down’: White House warns China after their latest clash with the US Navy in the South China Sea

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking on behalf of the White House at the Hudson Institute Thursday, warned China that it "will fail" in its efforts to drive the US from the Indo-Pacific region, stating that "we will not stand down."
US Navy guided-missile destroyers and guided-missile cruisers

The US military is planning a serious showdown with China that would be a significant show of force on tense tides and involve American warships and a...

The US military is reportedly planning to send US warships, combat aircraft, and troops through the South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, and other contested waterways in November in a series of exercises designed to send a message to Beijing.

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China

China's expansive claims over the South China Sea have frequently brought it into conflict with neighbors in the area, and a tiny group of rocks near the northern Philippines could quickly become a flash point for the region.