Defense Secretary Mark Esper spent an hour and a half on the phone Thursday with China's defense minister.
China said that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea.
The U.S. and Australia said they will expand military cooperation as tensions soar with China.
Engines blazing orange, a Long March-5 rocket took off under clear skies from Hainan Island, south of China's mainland.
Beijing denounced the order as “outrageous” and said it would draw a firm response if not reversed.
China claims the self-ruling island democracy as its own territory.
The Pentagon has made progress in securing supply chains against China, says Ellen Lord.
China accused the U.S. of trying to sow discord between China and the countries with which it has territorial disputes.
The Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping into a sensitive regional issue.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the U.S. was “neither serious nor sincere” in the proposed negotiations.
The survey focuses on their experiences with military health care and preferences for family planning and contraception.
Sara Faulkner had the "it" factor as the first woman to graduate from the Coast Guard's helicopter rescue swimmer school.
Both decorated former U.S. service members, they were found guilty of conspiracy, trafficking in illegal arms and terrorism.
Discrimination, conscious or not, often starts during maternity leave.
The remains will be transported to Dover Air Force Base for preparation for burial.