All posts tagged "Navy"

  • This picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran. Iranian state television is reporting that all 10 U.S. sailors detained by Iran after entering its territorial waters have been released. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the sailors were released Wednesday after it was determined that their entry was not intentional. The nine men and one woman were being held at an Iranian base on Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf after being detained nearby on Tuesday.(Sepahnews via AP)
    US Navy sailors released unharmed by Iran in less than a day

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It turned out to be the international crisis that wasn’t. Less than a day after 10 U.S. Navy sailors were detained in Iran when their boats drifted into Iranian waters, they...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • This Nov. 2, 2015, image provided by the U.S. Navy, shows Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 805 in the Persian Gulf. Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two boats, similar to the one in this picture, on Jan. 12, 2016, after the boats had mechanical problems and drifted into Iranian waters. American officials have received assurances from Tehran that they will be returned safely and promptly. (Torrey W. Lee/U.S. Navy via AP)
    Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems. Iran accused the sailors of trespassing but American officials said Tehran has assured...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • Guarded by South Korean naval ships, fishing boats operate. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s navy fires at Chinese ship in Yellow Sea

    By Brian Han The Yellow Sea generates a lot of tension among the countries it borders. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise when the South Korean Navy fired warning shots on Tuesday at an unauthorized...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • ROK Navy’s Aegis-equipped destroyer DDG-993
    US approves sale of Harpoon missiles to S. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The U.S. government has approved a proposed sale to South Korea of submarine-launched Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and associated equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The agency said in a statement...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • A South Korean Army artillery unit re-enacts firing artillery with an old-style cannon during a live-fire drill at a training range in the South Korean border city of Cherwon, north of Seoul, on June 24, 2015, one day ahead of the 65th anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War. This drill was aimed at remembering the battles against invading North Korean forces in the three-year conflict. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s Navy orders ‘ruthless’ retaliation towards N. Korea

    North Korea’s military drills and apparent weapons mobilization around the peninsula are pushing South Korea’s navy to a tipping point towards engaging in a battle. The South’s top navy official Jung Ho-sup issued a statement Friday urging...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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    US prepared for N. Korea’s SLBM threat

    SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles is “very destabilizing” to the security of the Asia-Pacific region and the United States is fully prepared to respond to any contingency situation, the commander...

    • Posted July 20, 2015
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  • The U.S. Navy’s 9,800-ton Aegis cruiser Shilo, left, and Korea’s 7,600-ton Aegis destroyer Yulgok Yi I are anchored in Busan on Dec. 5. (Yonhap)
    Navy to get 3 more Aegis destroyers

    By Kang Seung-woo South Korea decided Tuesday to build three more Aegis destroyers. The Aegis beef-up is part of an overall plan aimed at strengthening military power in potential territorial disputes with China and Japan as well...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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