Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on April 20, 2021.<br>From  a SASC video

STRATCOM commander calls on Congress to update US triad as China’s nuclear program advances weekly

The Chinese military’s nuclear capabilities are increasing rapidly and, for the first time, might be primed for use, the U.S. military officer in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal warned Tuesday as he urged Congress to upgrade America’s aging nuclear infrastructure.

Japan says Chinese military likely behind cyberattacks

Tokyo police are investigating cyberattacks on about 200 Japanese companies and research organizations, including the country's space agency, by a hacking group believed to be linked to the Chinese military.

Amid US strains, China's Xi warns against 'unilateralism'

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for more equitable management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of U.S. dominance, said governments shouldn't impose rules on others.

Navy picks a face familiar in Japan to lead Yokosuka-based 7th Fleet

If confirmed, Rear Adm. Karl O. Thomas, the assistant deputy chief for naval operations, plans and strategy at the Pentagon, will return to Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

First of Japan’s Global Hawk surveillance drones takes its inaugural flight

The drones will be deployed to Misawa Air Base, in the country’s northeast, sometime this year or later, a spokesman for Japan’s Defense Ministry said Monday.

US military on Okinawa reports 39 new COVID patients, one at a primary school

On Okinawa, the Marine Corps announced on Monday that 30 people tested positive between Saturday and Monday at Camp Hansen.


Air Force firefighter of the year, based in Japan, is heading for her next challenge

A firefighter at Misawa Air Base is the 2020 Military Firefighter of Year for the Air Force and will compete for the overall Department of Defense title, according to the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa.

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