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US Navy Minehunter Completes Board of Inspection and Survey

US Navy Minehunter Completes Board of Inspection and Survey

USS Defender (MCM 2), a mine-counter measure ship, completed an important milestone by passing a three-day assessment of the ship’s condition and capabilities Jan. 14 in Sasebo, Japan. The Board of Inspection and Survey conducted the congressionally-mandated inspection intended to […]


Asia Recalibrates Defense to China’s Fast Growing Military

Asia Recalibrates Defense to China’s Fast Growing Military

China’s fast growing military might have made some of its neighbors uneasy about the security outlook in East Asia. Recently, Japan made significant changes to its defense posture with an eye on China. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates earlier this […]


Japan concerned over China’s defense build-up

Japan concerned over China’s defense build-up

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Thursday voiced fresh concern about China’s defence spending and its maritime activities and said Japan should focus on its alliance with the United States. Kan also pledged to take the lead in setting up […]


Gates: No Doubt President Hu Controls Chinese Military

Gates: No Doubt President Hu Controls Chinese Military

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he has no doubt that Chinese President Hu Jintao is in charge of the military, despite what he calls a “disconnect” between China’s military and civilian leadership. Speaking to students in Tokyo Friday, Gates […]


Gates suggests US fighters for Japan

Gates suggests US fighters for Japan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday suggested Japan should consider buying US fighter jets, during talks in Tokyo, as the country plans for new warplanes, a US official said. In a meeting with Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, Gates “suggested Japan […]


China rejects report of nuclear policy shift

China rejects report of nuclear policy shift

China on Thursday strongly denied reports that it would consider a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it had no other way to defend itself against a nuclear-armed state — a move that would be a shift in policy. “Since the very […]


China shifting nuclear rules of engagement: report

China shifting nuclear rules of engagement: report

The Chinese military would consider a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it had no other way to defend itself in a war against another nuclear-armed state, Kyodo News said Wednesday, citing Chinese documents. The policy, called “Lowering the threshold of nuclear […]


Japan to consider using drones for surveillance

Japan to consider using drones for surveillance

Japan is to consider using unmanned aircraft for surveillance flights, a newspaper reported Thursday, at a time of heightened tensions with neighbouring China and North Korea. Japan will send military officials to the United States, which uses the cutting-edge Global […]


China steps up anti-carrier missile tests: US commander

China steps up anti-carrier missile tests: US commander

China is stepping up efforts to deploy a “carrier-killer” missile system, the commander of the US Pacific Command has said in an interview with a Japanese newspaper, published Tuesday. “The anti-ship ballistic missile system in China has undergone extensive testing,” […]


 
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