In Taiwan war game, few good options for US to deter China
The United States has “few credible options” to respond if China were to seize a set of islands administered by Taiwan in the South China Sea, underscoring the need for Washington and Taipei to build deterrence “against limited Chinese aggression,” according to the results of a war game conducted recently by foreign policy experts in Washington and the Asia-Pacific region.
Ex-South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88
Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo was a major player in a 1979 coup and later became president in a landmark democratic election before ending his tumultuous political career in prison.
New COVID-19 cases fall below 30 in Tokyo, less than 15 at US bases across Japan
U.S. Forces Japan in its latest update reported just 14 COVID-19 patients at eight installations. No installation had more than four active cases.
Navy secretary expresses concerns over Chinese and Russian ships during visit to Japan
The U.S. Navy is reevaluating its presence in the Indo-Pacific region to protect national interests as China and Russia grow more assertive, the service’s top civilian leader said.
Air Force recognizes aeromedical techs for emergency response aboard flight in Japan
When a flight attendant called for medical help, a team of Air Force aeromedical professionals from Kadena Air Base sprang into action.
Tokyo concerned over China-Russia naval drills near Japan
Japan expressed concern Monday after China and Russia held a joint naval exercise in which 10 of their warships passed through international waterways between its northern and southern islands.
Myanmar skips ASEAN summit to protest general’s exclusion
The exclusion of Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing was an embarrassment for Myanmar's military and the harshest rebuke by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and took over the government Feb. 1.
Marine fighters fly with live Harpoon anti-ship missiles from base in Japan
A squadron of Marine reservists from Texas recently flew their F/A-18 Hornets from the air station with live, anti-ship Harpoon missiles, a practice a Marine spokesman says may become more frequent.
Carl Vinson strike group returns to South China Sea with Japanese helicopter carrier
The strike group and the JS Kaga of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are conducting flight operations, tactical training between surface and air units and maritime strike exercises, the Navy said in a news release.
Electric scooters help airmen whiz around US air base in western Tokyo
Ten scooters provided by Bird Rides Japan have been posted at Yokota Air Base since Oct. 7.