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Navy launches investigation into sailor who didn’t stand for National Anthem

The U.S. Navy has launched an investigation into the case of a sailor who didn’t salute as the National Anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor, an official said Tuesday. U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Senior Chief Petty Officer Joel Cesar said it’s up to the sailor’s commander whether she faces any punishment

It’s time for tougher U.S. pushback against China’s maritime misconduct

James E. Fanell, Claudia Rosett, It’s time the U.S. reacted decisively to China’s growing challenge to freedom of navigation in international waters, especially in Asia. Just this week, two Chinese jet fighters intercepted a U.S.  reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, forcing it to descend to avoid a collision.   Less sensational,  but of

China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot With Rapid Military Buildup – No Respect For Obama

President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China.  Each of the four nations on the president’s itinerary is involved in territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive China. And years of military spending gains have boosted the capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army faster than