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News Digest from the January 2012 Edition

A PRIORITY FOR THE USN IS ASIA-PACIFIC Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the new USN Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has stated, despite a possible budget cut that could see a reduction in some global commitments, his Service will still be committed in a major way to the Asia-Pacific region. The military rise of China has seen a concurrent increase in wariness among smaller and neighbouring regional states, especially with increasingly strident Chinese sovereignty claims ...

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News Digest December 2011

TEHRAN TO CREATE ‘STRIKE CARRIERS’ Iran is reportedly intending to design and build aircraft carriers. An Iranian newspaper has quoted Deputy Navy Commander Captain Mansour Maqsoudlou expressing his fleet’...

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News Digest July 2011

In the Pacific this April, the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, furthest from camera, underway alongside the Republic of Korea Ulsan Class frigate ROKS Seoul during a passing exercise. The American warship recently intercepted a suspect North Korean vessel. Photo: US Navy.

VIETNAM VERSUS CHINA FACE-OFF STOKES SOUTH CHINA SEA TENSION Conflicting claims over rights to certain waters are creating a face-off between China and Vietnam, with the latter’s decision ...

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