The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.
Despite the recent Chinese show of force, the U.S. will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people of Taiwan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
Navy carrier strike groups led by the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Carl Vinson joined with Japanese and British naval forces to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea.
The Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye, sailed away from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine bound for its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.