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US aircraft carrier cruises disputed Asian seas

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:37

USS George Washington`s mission could raise hackles in China, locked in disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines and other govts over islands ownership.

US sending aircraft carrier to Mideast early

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 23:56

The deployment comes during an escalating showdown between Iran and West over the Islamic Republic`s nuclear program.

US aircraft carrier enters Gulf without incident

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 08:27

The carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was the first US aircraft carrier to enter the Gulf since late December.

Second US aircraft carrier near Gulf: Pentagon

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 15:38

Backed by a cruiser, destroyer, the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group arrived in US 5th Fleet area of responsibility on Jan 9.

US aircraft carrier `spotted` in Iran wargames zone

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 13:42

Iran is holding 10-day military exercise in international waters beyond the Strait of Hormuz — the passageway for one-sixth of the world`s oil supply.

Vietnamese officials visit US aircraft carrier

Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:57

US showed off its own big-boy super carrier to former enemy Vietnam — one of several smaller Asian nations with jittery nerves amid Beijing`s burgeoning maritime ambitions.

US aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 21:50

A US aircraft carrier set off for Korea, likely to enrage Pyongyang & China.

US cancels aircraft carrier`s HK visit after China objects

Last Updated: Friday, October 08, 2010, 16:26

The US navy has cancelled the visit of its aircraft carrier, USS George Washington, to Hong Kong scheduled for this month following objections from China.

US aircraft carrier won`t join anti-submarine drill with S Korea

Last Updated: Friday, August 20, 2010, 14:25

The US aircraft carrier will not participate in a joint anti-submarine drill with S Korea.

US aircraft carrier to join new South Korean naval drill

Last Updated: Friday, August 06, 2010, 15:37

South Korea has launched a five-day anti-submarine naval drill in Yellow Sea.

US aircraft carrier Nimitz makes port call at Yokosuka base

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009, 12:39

The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Nimitz made a port call at the US Navy base in Yokosuka, west of Tokyo, on Monday.