The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has launched joint drills featuring naval and air forces near the island of Taiwan.
Aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America will continue search efforts for 10 missing Sailors assigned to the destroyer USS John S. McCain.
Damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald, aided by tug boats, has safely returned to port at Yokosuka.
Australia will join the United Kingdom and the United States in patrolling the Strait of Hormuz.
The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups will commence a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific this week.
US Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in response to the launch by North Korea of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.
Type 23 Frigate HMS Montrose has made an historic visit to the United Kingdom's most remote overseas territory, the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, where she has joined the war on pollution and enjoyed the hospitality of locals.
Nuclear-armed North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean in what is being called a major escalation.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force has deployed a P-3K2 Orion to join international search efforts for a missing ferry near Kiribati which is believed to have had over fifty people on board.
Local media in Japan has reported that the main governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose introducing F-35B fighter jets and a multi-purpose aircraft carrier.