Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

World Sep 17, 2016

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Britain's armed forces would be unable to defend the country against a serious military attack because they have been "withered" by cuts, a former senior commander warned before his retirement, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. In a 10-page memo sent to Defence Secretary Michael ...

National Feb 19, 2015

U.S. Pacific Command officer to be new commander in Japan

The U.S. Defense Department said Wednesday the chief of staff of the Pacific Command, Maj. Gen. John Dolan of the Air Force, has been nominated as the next commander of the country's military force in Japan. Dolan will succeed Lt. Gen. Salvatore Angelella as the ...

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 fighter maintenance

National / Politics Dec 18, 2014

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 fighter maintenance

The United States Defense Department has chosen Japan and Australia to be its maintenance hubs for F-35 stealth fighter jets in the Asia-Pacific region, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Both nations will have some facilities operational by 2018, offering heavy airframe maintenance for Lockheed Martin ...

National Jan 7, 2014

Expanded links to Indian air force eyed amid China spat

Japan and India moved to expand air force ties before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits New Delhi in a few weeks, bolstering relations two months after China declared an air defense identification zone in a disputed area. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Indian counterpart, ...