Patrick Shanahan tells reporters that threats in Middle East, North Korea will 'consume time,' but US must not lose sight of China's growing military power.
Trip cancellation comes as US officials call Chinese intercept 'unsafe' in South China Sea.
US defense secretary says 'our military posture has not changed since conclusion of Singapore summit' between Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un.
US defense secretary talks space, South China Sea.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says United States Navy has been 'at about the same force levels' in the South China Sea for about 70 years.
US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Pyongyang gave almost no information to help identify the remains.
President makes announcement regarding joint exercises after the summit talks ended.
North Korea and South Korea agreed to their first talks in two years in what is hoped to be a sign of easing tensions.
North, South Korea have scheduled high-level talks next week.
The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary investigation into US actions in Afghanistan.
Show of force also included military aircraft from Japan and Korea.
US-South Korea joint exercises ‘Not on negotiating table’.
Military says complete anti-missile battery could be up in 'days' after final approval.
Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported news, citing government officials.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently said his country would pursue an 'independent foreign policy'.
It would be a challenge to China, which is rapidly manufacturing artificial islands in the disputed territorial waters
Ash Carter heard from commanders on issues ranging from land disputes in South China Sea to missile threat on Korean peninsula.
Aviation expert says in case of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, standards may not have been followed.
Two passengers sitting next to each other on missing Malaysia Airlines flight were traveling with stolen passports, a chilling reality that raises serious concerns about airline safety.