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U.S., Japan conclude joint drills in disputed South China Sea

Jun 16, 2017

U.S., Japan conclude joint drills in disputed South China Sea

The Defense Ministry announced Friday that the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s largest warship, the Izumo helicopter carrier, wrapped up three days of joint drills with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the disputed South China Sea. The exercises, which ended Thursday and also saw ...

North Korea warns long-range missile test 'not too far away'

Jun 10, 2017

North Korea warns long-range missile test 'not too far away'

North Korea warned Saturday that it was “not too far away” from testing a long-range missile capable of hitting the continental U.S. amid an unprecedented pace of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed nation. “The series of recent strategic weapons tests show that we are ...