Neighbors condemn ‘outrageous’ North Korea ballistic missiles test

North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, September 15, South Korea’s military said, ratcheting up regional tensions just days after testing a cruise missile with possible nuclear capabilities. The launches came amid a flurry of activity on the peninsula, including high-level diplomatic talks and South Korea’s testing a… Continue reading Neighbors condemn ‘outrageous’ North Korea ballistic missiles test

US warship sails by the contested Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea

US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/file

In the latest challenge to Beijing’s broad territorial claims in the region, an American warship sailed through waters off the contested Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea on Thursday, December 22. The USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands,” according to the US Seventh Fleet. “This… Continue reading US warship sails by the contested Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea