"New Zealand may not have a large defence force but it consistently contributes what it can to defend our shared values of democracy and protect rule of law. Your contribution is always highly regarded and valued by the Alliance."
China's second aircraft carrier might conduct its first sea trials in February, regional newspapers are reporting.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis briefs President Trump on military options ‘to deal with North Korea’
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has many military options for dealing with Kim Jong Un's provocations and that President Donald J. Trump wanted to be briefed on each one.
The rise of China as an emerging military power is obvious to anyone who is a student or follower of international security.
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.
China steps up patrols over South China Sea as it attempts to prove greater capability in the region.
Recently the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force announced that it had been involved in a number of training patrols over the South China Sea.
Theresa May has told Japan that the UK will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with them over the threat from North Korea.
More than 3,500 Japanese and US personnel will conduct a bilateral and joint exercise showcasing their capabilities on the Japanese island of Hokkaido in August.
F-35B aircraft, joined B-1B Lancer bombers for the first time in a mission with Japan and South Korean in a deliberate show of force against North Korea.