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For Rajiv Chandrasekaran's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. Army seeks bigger Pacific role

Dec 30, 2013

U.S. Army seeks bigger Pacific role

Approaching from the Hawaii coast, the mosquito-shaped helicopter buzzed around the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie twice before swooping toward the landing pad. The U.S. Navy crew on the deck crouched, the helmeted faces betraying more than routine concern as the aircraft, flown by ...

F-35's story illustrates challenge of paring U.S. defense budget

Mar 13, 2013

F-35's story illustrates challenge of paring U.S. defense budget

With an ear-ringing roar, the matte-gray fighter jet streaked down Runway 12 and sliced into a cloudless afternoon sky over the Florida Panhandle. To those watching on the ground, the sleek, bat-winged fuselage soon shrank into a speck, and then nothing at all, as ...