Budgetary concerns may interfere with the U.S. military's efforts to focus on potential threats in the Pacific region, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski said.
North Korea's official media, blaming the U.S.-South Korean naval exercise, said Tuesday tensions on the Korean Peninsula have not eased as assumed.
North Korea replaced its hard-line defense minister with a younger and little known commander, Gen. Jang Jong-nam.
Naval drills involving missile destroyers off the eastern South Korean coast are part of a dangerous bilateral game, North Korea said Monday.
A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea Saturday for military exercises that have neighboring North Korea hot under the collar, military officials said.
South Korean shutterbugs appear to have inadvertently tipped off North Korea to the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the region, military officials say.
The Australian navy has signed an agreement with the U.S. Navy to explore the increased use of environmentally friendly fuels such as blended biofuels.
About 18,600 pounds of marijuana were seized in a Pacific Ocean operation coordinated by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, the U.S. Navy said.
China has given the green light for a U.S. aircraft carrier to visit Hong Kong next week, despite strained relations with Washington over proposed arms sales to Taiwan.
Russia ratcheted up tensions with the United States during the weekend, by reportedly having one of its bombers fly over the USS Nimitz off the coast of Japan.