The US Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday. Photo: Reuters

China ‘expels trespassing’ US Navy destroyer from waters off Paracel Islands

  • US says patrol meant to challenge China’s excessive claims around the islands
  • Chinese military says it will take all necessary measures to defend national sovereignty in the South China Sea
Topic |   South China Sea

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The US Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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The US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Montgomery. Photo: AFP/US Navy

US Navy’s improved littoral combat warships in Asia to be armed with radar-evading precision missiles

  • The improved capabilities of littoral combat warships could give the US Navy’s forces in Asia a much-needed boost amid the Chinese navy’s technological gains, analysts say
  • But the experts caution against overestimating the powers of the warships, which are seeing double deployments in Singapore for the first time
Topic |   United States

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The US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Montgomery. Photo: AFP/US Navy
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