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China Returns US Underwater Drone Seized Last Week
China has returned the U.S. Navy underwater research drone it seized last week in the South China Sea. The drone was turned over to a U.S. Navy destroyer by the same ship that snatched it last Thursday near the location where it was taken in waters 50 nautical miles west of the Philippines .
China Expected to Return US Navy Drone 'Soon'
China is expected to return the U.S. Navy underwater research drone seized last week off the Philippines as soon as Tuesday, U.S. officials say. The handover is expected to occur near Scarborough Shoal, one of the flash points in the South China Sea. The underwater "Ocean Glider" drone is expected
Trump Says China Should Keep Drone They Agreed to Give Back
President-elect Donald Trump said tonight that China should keep the U.S. Navy underwater drone that had been seized in international waters in the South China Sea. The Pentagon said Saturday that China agreed to return the drone. "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.-
China Agrees To Give Back US Underwater Drone Seized in South China Sea
The Pentagon says China has agreed to return a U.S. Navy underwater drone that had been seized in international waters in the South China Sea. The incident had sparked a diplomatic protest from the United States demanding the return of the drone used for oceanographic research. "We have registered
US Demands Return of Seized Drone by Chinese Navy in South China Sea
A U.S. oceanographic underwater drone was seized by a Chinese Navy warship in international waters of the South China Sea on Thursday. The United States has filed a diplomatic protest with China over the incident, demanding the return of the drone that was clearly marked as U.S. government
White House Announces Support for Requiring Women to Register for Military Draft
The Obama administration announced on Thursday its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that while the administration remains committed to an all-volunteer force, support for universal registration
American Service Member Dies in Northern Iraq in Offensive Against ISIS
An American service member died today from wounds sustained in an IED explosion in northern Iraq , the U.S. military said. "On Oct. 20, 2016, a U.S. service member died from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq. Further information will be released as
How US Forces Are Assisting in the Battle for Mosul
The Iraqi and Kurdish offensive on Mosul is "ahead of schedule" after the operation's first day, a Pentagon official said today. Only a "small number" of the almost 5,000 American troops in Iraq could find themselves in what a Pentagon spokesman called "a combat environment" as they advise Iraqi
Mosul Offensive in Iraq 'Ahead of Schedule' at Start, Fight Could Get Tougher
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook discusses the initial start of the Iraqi government's push to retake the ISIS held city.
The US Role in Yemen: What You Need to Know
Yesterday, the U.S. military fired Tomahawk missiles at radar sites operated by Houthi rebels inside Yemen , retaliation for the failed targeting of two U.S. Navy ships by cruise missiles earlier this week. It is the first time the U.S. has gotten directly involved militarily in Yemen’s internal