U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy Seizes Cache of Iranian Weapons Bound for Yemen

The USS Normandy, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, intercepted a small sailing vessel in the Arabian Sea over the weekend and found it loaded with Iranian weapons bound for the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The weapons included 150 anti-tank missiles and three surface-to-air missiles, plus a supply of components useful for maintaining unmanned aerial vehicles.

The USS Normandy (Front), the submarine USS Annapolis (Center), and the support ship USS Seattle (Rear), all part of the USS George Washington battle group, cross the Suez Canal 16 November in this photo provided by the US Navy. The USS George Washington battle group will join the USS Nimitz …

China Claims It ‘Expelled’ U.S. Warship Sailing Near Disputed Islands

The U.S. Navy announced on Tuesday that the USS Montgomery, an advanced littoral combat ship, sailed near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Saturday to “assert navigational rights and freedoms consistent with international law.” It was the first Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) of 2020. 

This photo taken on June 29, 2019, shows USS Montgomery (LCS 8), an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy, in Davao City on the southern island of Mindanao for a port visit. (Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANMAN DEJETO/AFP via Getty Images)

China Blocks U.S. Navy Ships from Visiting Hong Kong

The U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed on Wednesday that China had blocked a previously scheduled visit for two U.S. Navy ships to Hong Kong, adding that it hopes Beijing will soon reconsider and continue allowing the American military to have ties to the capitalist port city.

Protesters react to tear gas from Shum Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)