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U.S. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington on April 24.
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2024
U.S. and Saudi Arabia nearing deal on defense pact, White House says
The deal offers Riyadh access to advanced U.S. weaponry, potentially including F-35 fighter jets and artificial intelligence, in return for limiting ties with Beijing.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak deliver remarks on the AUKUS partnership, after a trilateral meeting, at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California, on March 13, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
May 1, 2024
U.S. reduces arms licensing burden for U.K. and Australia to boost AUKUS
The U.S. State Department unveiled its proposal to reduce licensing requirements for transferring military equipment as part of the AUKUS defense project.
The Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) fires missiles into the Sea of Japan off South Korea, in July 2017. The ATACMS under consideration for shipment to Ukraine would propel around 300 or more bomblets.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 12, 2023
Ukraine could get long-range missiles armed with U.S. cluster bombs
Greenlighting the weapons transfer would give Kyiv the ability to cause significant damage deeper within Russian-occupied territory.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 19, 2023
Pentagon accounting error overvalued Ukraine weapons aid by $3 billion, sources say
The error was the result of assigning a higher than warranted value on weaponry that was taken from U.S. stocks and then shipped to Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 3, 2023
Ukraine's new weapon will force a Russian shift
The Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb, will allow Ukraine's military to hit targets at twice the distance reachable by the rockets it now fires.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 29, 2022
U.S. may send 150 kilometer repurposed strike weapon to Ukraine
Western military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing need for more sophisticated weapons as the war drags on.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 6, 2022
U.S. readies new $1 billion Ukraine weapons package
The Biden administration's next security assistance package will be one of the largest so far, and could include munitions for long-range weapons and armored medical transport vehicles.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 20, 2022
U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade
Ukraine has made no secret it wants more advanced U.S. capabilities beyond its current inventory of artillery, Javelin and Stinger missiles and other arms.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 5, 2021
Biden plans shift in arms policy to add weight to human rights concerns
The United States is easily the world's biggest arms merchant, selling over $100 billion in weapons, services and training a year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 13, 2020
White House moves forward on three arms sales to Taiwan
The move in the run-up to the Nov. 3 U.S. election is likely to anger China, which considers Taiwan a wayward province.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 17, 2020
U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China
The Trump administration has become more aggressive with China, and the sales would land as Beijing-Washington relations are at their lowest point in decades.

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