China's Harbin (112) guided missile destroyer takes part in a week-long China-Russia navy exercise. (Associated Press photo)
Fearing the United States could drag it into a shooting war with China in the South China Sea, the Philippines is questioning its alliance with the U.S. and pushing for a review of its decades-old defense treaty with Washington.
Army Special Forces is mourning the loss of Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, who died on Sunday after being wounded in an Aug. 7 improvised explosive device blast Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to 1st Special Forces Command.
U.S. Navy photo / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Brock.
Search and rescue efforts are ongoing for a Marine who fell overboard near the Philippines while embarked on the amphibious assault ship Essex with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Corps officials announced on Friday.