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Trump Quietly Signs Legislation Strengthening Ties to Taiwan
April 03, 2020

Trump Quietly Signs Legislation Strengthening Ties to Taiwan

By Eleanor Albert
With the world focused on COVID-19, Trump signed the TAIPEI Act into law.

US Navy Fires Captain Who Sought Help for Virus-Stricken Ship
April 03, 2020

US Navy Fires Captain Who Sought Help for Virus-Stricken Ship

By Associated Press
The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders.
US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters
April 03, 2020

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft.

Nearly 3,000 Sailors to Leave US Navy Carrier Amid Virus Outbreak
April 03, 2020

Nearly 3,000 Sailors to Leave US Navy Carrier Amid Virus Outbreak

By Associated Press
Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, according to U.S. Navy officials.

US Aircraft Carrier Captain Seeks Crew Isolation as Virus Spreads
April 01, 2020

US Aircraft Carrier Captain Seeks Crew Isolation as Virus Spreads

By Associated Press
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore.

The US and South Korea Need a Stopgap SMA
April 01, 2020

The US and South Korea Need a Stopgap SMA

By Troy Stangarone
The ongoing nature of the coronavirus crisis merits a rethink to both countries' approaches to the SMA talks.

‘Choppy Waters’ Await US Navy as Virus Strikes Aircraft Carrier
March 31, 2020

‘Choppy Waters’ Await US Navy as Virus Strikes Aircraft Carrier

By Associated Press
 The U.S. Navy is scrambling to contain its first at-sea outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
Is Taiwan Really Buying the ‘Wrong’ Weapons?
March 31, 2020

Is Taiwan Really Buying the ‘Wrong’ Weapons?

By Corey Lee Bell
Taiwan’s defense procurement strategy makes a lot more sense when viewed through the lens of the U.S. factor.

Character and Leadership: COVID-19 in US-China Relations
March 31, 2020

Character and Leadership: COVID-19 in US-China Relations

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Admiral James Stavridis (U.S. Navy, Ret.).

US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt to Be Fully Operational Within Days
March 30, 2020

US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt to Be Fully Operational Within Days

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Work on the destroyer’s combat system is slated to be completed “within days,” according to a source.

COVID-19 Cases Reported on Both US Aircraft Carriers in Western Pacific
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Reported on Both US Aircraft Carriers in Western Pacific

By Steven Stashwick
Coronavirus cases have been found on USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan as well as a U.S. base in Japan.
US-Korea Alliance Diplomacy in the Shadow of COVID-19
March 28, 2020

US-Korea Alliance Diplomacy in the Shadow of COVID-19

By Clint Work
COVID-19 has disrupted or complicated already contentious cost-sharing talks in more ways than one. 

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