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The Indo-Asia Pacific and the multi-domain battle concept

The United States Armed Forces are at a crossroads, facing both institutional and operational challenges. The character of war continues to change at a...

U.S.-Japanese Forces Train Together During ‘Forest Light’ Exercise

CAMP SOUMAGAHARA, Japan --- American Marine Corps and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces conducted aerial integration training using the Marines’ MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and...

Japan, US conduct navy drill in East China Sea

The Japanese and US navies are conducting joint exercises in the East China Sea as tension intensifies in the region following North Korea’s missile...

North Korea says missiles were drill for strike on US bases

Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as global condemnation of the regime...

North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on Monday in another challenge to US President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's...

Next-Gen Standard Missile-3 Completes First Intercept Test

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii: The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed the first successful intercept flight test of a Raytheon...
Raytheon: Standard Missile-3 (SM-3)

U.S., Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a...

North Korea nuclear attack would trigger ‘overwhelming’ response: Mattis

Any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an "effective and overwhelming" response, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said in Seoul Friday as he...

New Pentagon chief seeks to underscore alliances with Japan, South Korea

New Pentagon chief James Mattis is heading to South Korea and Japan this week, where he will seek to reassure the key US allies...
F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

US Marines send F-35 stealth fighter squadron to Japan

The US Marine Corps said Tuesday it has sent a squadron of F-35B fighter jets to Japan, marking the first operational overseas deployment for...