F-15 scramble in Naha interrupts ASDF training demonstration

Apr 13, 2015

F-15 scramble in Naha interrupts ASDF training demonstration

Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled Monday from an Air-Self Defense Force base in Okinawa Prefecture as a real mission interrupted a training session that was being held for the media. At the ASDF’s Naha base, the pilots and maintenance crew on show dramatically ...

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia accelerate defense spending

Apr 13, 2015

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia accelerate defense spending

Chinese, Russian and Saudi Arabian defense spending increased the most last year, while U.S. expenditure declined, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. China’s defense spending rose 9.7 percent from a year earlier to $216 billion, and Russia’s increased 8.1 ...

Apr 9, 2015

Abe stresses importance of strong Japan-U.S. alliance

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed the importance of enhancing Japan’s alliance with the United States, at a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in Tokyo on Wednesday. “Strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance will without doubt contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific ...

Apr 1, 2015

Defense rests in first phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense admitted during opening statements that ...