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Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, greets Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last September in Hawaii.<br>Jay Chu/U.S. Navy

US-Australian alliance key in stopping spread of ‘ISIS disease,’ PACOM chief says

Adm. Harry Harris was in Australia to kick off the Talisman Saber exercise the following day, which will bring together more than 33,000 troops from both countries for training that will include two amphibious landings.


South Korean leader vows to stand with Trump on North Korea

Speaking at a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, President Moon Jae-in offered an emotional tribute to Marines who fought in a fierce battle in the Korean War that helped in the mass evacuation of Korean civilians, including his own parents.


North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

North Korea has vowed to execute South Korea's former president and her spy director, accusing them of planning to assassinate its supreme leadership.


China’s navy launches latest generation destroyer

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.

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Summit between US, South Korean presidents a chance to ‘open the aperture’

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at a summit Thursday in Washington. The novice leaders face potential disagreements over issues such as North Korea policy, trade and the stalled deployment of a U.S. anti-missile battery.


Study: Basing soldiers in Europe, South Korea would be cheaper than rotations

The downsizing of the Army overseas has cost more money than expected because of a reliance on expensive rotational forces when forward-based units can perform the same roles more cheaply, according to a new U.S. Army War College report.


Black Jack combat brigade takes over on the Korean Peninsula

A new combat brigade took point on the heavily militarized Korean Peninsula on Wednesday.


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