Japan agreed to hide Okinawa's role in U.S. bombing of Vietnam

National Jul 24, 2014

Japan agreed to hide Okinawa's role in U.S. bombing of Vietnam

Japan gave tacit approval to a U.S. decision in 1969 to withhold from local residents the fact that the U.S. military sent B-52 bombers on missions during the Vietnam War from a base in Okinawa Prefecture, declassified Japanese diplomatic records showed Thursday. At the time, ...

U.S. bombers cross China's claimed air defense zone

World Nov 27, 2013

U.S. bombers cross China's claimed air defense zone

Days after China asserted greater military control over a swath of the East China Sea to bolster claims to a cluster of disputed islands, the U.S. defied the move Tuesday as it flew two B-52 bombers through the area. The U.S. said what it described ...