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This picture taken on May 14, 2014 shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (C) followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship near the area of China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Vietnam claims a Chinese ship rammed and sank a fishing boat in the latest South China Sea clash

China and Vietnam have clashed repeatedly near the disputed Paracel Islands, territory China seized from Vietnam by force.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy recruits chant slogan during a parade to mark the end of a semester at a military base of the North Sea Fleet, in Qingdao, Shandong province December 5, 2013.

US commander warns hazardous Chinese military activity is on the rise in the South China Sea

There's been more Chinese ship, fighter, and bomber activity in the contested waterway this past year than any previous year, a top US official said.
The B-52 with all its ammunition.

The US sent a B-52 bomber through the South China Sea for the first time in months

The bomber overflight comes as the US Navy sails warships past Chinese-occupied islands in the South China Sea and through the Taiwan Strait.

A close ally is terrified the US will drag it into a ‘shooting war’ with China in the South China Sea

The Philippines fears the US will end up at war with China in the South China Sea, and they really don't want to be a part of that.
Britain's HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York in October 2018 after completing training in Maryland. It return to the US East Coast later this year.

Britain’s newest and most powerful warship is heading back to the US to kick off operational training with US F-35 jets

HMS Queen Elizabeth will return to the US in late 2019, Business Insider understands.
An F-35B with an external weapons load begins a short takeoff from the amphibious assault ship USS America.

US stealth jets train for high-end combat in the Pacific, as a furious China flaunts ‘carrier killer’ missiles

F-22 fighters and B-2 bombers are the US's most high-end platforms, designed to work as "door kickers," or the opening punch in a war.
J-15 fighters from China's Liaoning aircraft carrier conduct a drill in an area of South China Sea

If China’s ‘carrier-killer’ missiles work, it’s making one of the dumbest moves of the century

China may be in the midst of one of the dumbest military moves of the 21st century if its own rhetoric on naval warfare is to be trusted.
US Navy guided-missile destroyers and guided-missile cruisers

US Navy warships just challenged China with a South China Sea sail-by operation, and Beijing is furious

China expressed outrage Monday after the US Navy sent two guided-missile destroyers to challenge China in the hotly contested Spratly Islands.
HMS Queen Elizabeth will be deployed on a mission to the Pacific region, Mediterranean, and the Middle East. Pictured, Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York on October 19, 2018.

Britain is ramping up its stand-off with China by deploying its only aircraft carrier to the South China Sea

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson made the announcement and said: "British and American F35s will be embedded in the carrier's air wing."
Unofficial concept art for a Chinese stealth bomber.

US intelligence report reveals another mysterious Chinese stealth bomber project

With both an air-to-air and an air-to-ground mission, a mysterious new bomber may be the missing link in China's vision of air dominance over the US.