China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos.
Chief Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby on Tuesday said China had “continued to flout international rules.”
Biden's national security team views China, not militant extremists, as the No. 1 long-term security challenge.
The Theodore Roosevelt patrolled the area while the Nimitz last week began its journey home to Bremerton.
Biden's call for a task force shows growing recognition that the U.S. faces increasing challenges from China’s military.
Taiwan’s leader says its ties with Washington remain solid over the transition from the Trump to the Biden administration.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken specifically called on China to condemn the military coup in Myanmar.
The Navy has also been working on how to "better operate in the challenging region."
A submariner's life is not easy, with sometimes-lengthy confinement to small spaces, manufactured air and artificial light.
Flournoy said the task of deterring China while seeking avenues of cooperation was hindered by divisions in the U.S.
The cost to repair the 78-year-old Fletcher Class destroyer may be more than $1 million.
Based on a midsize Chevrolet pickup, the Infantry Squad Vehicle is intended to carry an infantry squad's nine soldiers.
The guided-missile cruiser Vella Gulf has a fuel oil leak in one of its engineering spaces.
Lt. Gen. Jim Slife said there are currently cases being pursued in AFSOC's ranks that involve extremism.
Adversaries facing this new technology "will suffer a very tough day and tough week and tough war."