Email this pageJapan plans to invest ¥24.67 trillion yen (US$24 billion) over the next five years in a military buildup plan bolstering Japan’s sovereignty in the region, particularly supporting its territorial claims in the East China Sea, where Tokyo and Beijing are at odds over the Senkakus island chain (DiaoyuRead More
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The United States Navy is planning to deploy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad-Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) drones to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam with preparations for deployment projected to begin during Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14).
Taipei denies claims that Taiwan has agreed to reduce the number of F-16C/D fighters it is requesting from the United States are now being refuted by the Taiwanese Ministry of National defense.
Territorial disputes in the South China Sea escalate into US-China Rebut. Until now, the United States has adopted a public stance of relative neutrality in the disputes.
General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle formally accepted command of the United States’ Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) on 3 August in a ceremony presided over by US Navy Admiral Samuel Locklear III, commander of the US Pacific Command, and US Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz.