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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 18, 2022
China attacking Taiwan would be a mistake, top U.S. general says
Any Chinese attack on Taiwan would be 'a strategic mistake' similar to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, said U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2022
F-35s all contain banned China-made alloy, Pentagon says
The F-35 program — which may result in over 3,300 jets — will now seek a national security waiver from the Pentagon's top acquisition official.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 10, 2022
Microsoft has $1.3 billion at stake for combat goggles
The project, which will under go a monthlong Pentagon test from May 23, aims to develop a 'heads-up display” for U.S. ground forces, similar to those for fighter pilots.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 19, 2022
Another Pentagon official exits, saying U.S. is at risk of losing tech edge
Preston Dunlap said the Pentagon needs 'structural change” and should behave more like Elon Musk's satellite company SpaceX.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 19, 2021
Hidden Pentagon records reveal patterns of failure in deadly U.S. airstrikes
A trove of documents lays bare how the U.S. air war has been marked by deeply flawed intelligence, rushed and often imprecise targeting and the deaths of thousands of civilians.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 29, 2021
Most Americans want more diplomacy and many fewer troops abroad, survey shows
The poll also found that 42.2% of respondents believe the U.S. military should defend Taiwan if it were attacked by China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 8, 2021
Legacy weapons are eroding the military’s edge
Though the U.S. spends three times more on defense than any other country, its technological edge is eroding — due in part to the cost of maintaining aging weapons programs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 22, 2021
U.S. Congress approves waiver for Lloyd Austin to be defense chief
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass the waiver exempting Austin, who left the military in 2016, from a law that bars officers from the Pentagon's top civilian post.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 15, 2020
U.S. formalizes F-16 jet sale to Taiwan with China tensions high
Taiwan formally signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest model F-16 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a move likely to further inflame tensions between the U.S. and China.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 3, 2020
Perils for the Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrest
As Trump increasingly turns to militaristic rhetoric at a time of national upheaval, the U.S. military appears to be playing a supporting role.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 14, 2020
F-35’s image as $428 billion bundle of flaws improved by fixes
Lockheed Martin and the U.S. military have eliminated all of the deficiencies believed to endanger pilots.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 26, 2020
Pentagon orders halt to overseas movement for U.S. military over coronavirus
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks, the Pentagon chief said on Wednesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2020
Over 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from January Iran missile attack
The U.S. military is preparing to report a more than 50 percent jump in cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2020
Trump to propose $4.8 trillion U.S. budget with large cuts in safety nets and foreign aid, WSJ reports
U.S. President Donald Trump will release a $4.8 trillion budget on Monday that will propose steep cuts to social safety net programs and foreign aid, the Wall Street Journal reported on.wsj.com/37hXtbj on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 3, 2020
Chuck Schumer says emails doubting legality of Ukraine aid delay show need for impeachment trial testimony
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday dug in on his demand that the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump include new documents and testimony after revelation of administration emails that show officials questioned the legality of delaying aid to Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2019
U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack shows it came from north, reinforcing claim of Iran as source, report says
The United States said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates the strike likely came from the north, reinforcing its earlier assessment that Iran was behind the offensive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 10, 2019
Amazon cites Trump bias at 'enemy' Jeff Bezos in Pentagon cloud deal loss
Amazon.com Inc. claims the Pentagon failed to fairly judge its bid for a cloud contract worth up to $10 billion because President Donald Trump viewed company founder Jeffrey Bezos as his "political enemy."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 28, 2019
Microsoft's Pentagon cloud computing win comes at a cost, legal and internal
Microsoft Corp. scored a major victory in securing a milestone, $10 billion Pentagon contract for cloud computing services. But the contract — unthinkable for Microsoft even a year ago — will likely come at a cost, legal and internal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 1, 2019
Australia sees chance to raise rare earth supply to U.S. as Washington cuts dependence on China
Australia has a fresh opportunity to supply the United States with critical minerals after recent changes to U.S. regulation aimed at cutting its dependence on China, an Australian government report showed on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2019
Democrats seek details on U.S. military use of Trump's Scottish hotel after Pentagon reveals 'far more taxpayer funds' spent
Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.

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