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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 3, 2016
First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, marking a major milestone for a program that has faced cost overruns and delays.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 29, 2015
U.S. Navy's foray into China-claimed seas reportedly followed foot-dragging by White House
The U.S. naval challenge to China's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea this week came after months of frustration within the Pentagon at what some defense officials saw as unnecessary delays by the White House and State Department in approving the mission.
WORLD
Oct 18, 2015
Pentagon says Khorasan Group leader al-Nasr killed in Syrian airstrike
An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition has killed Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen and the leader of an al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2015
FOIA documents reveal hot spots, fish kills and toxic dumps on Okinawa military base
Following an 18-month battle, the Pentagon has released records detailing serious contamination on Okinawa base land slated soon for return to civilian use.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 22, 2015
Pentagon chief planning for longer-term rift with Russia
The United States and its NATO allies are preparing militarily for the prospect that their rift with Russia could outlast President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday.
WORLD
Jun 3, 2015
Live anthrax may have also been mistakenly sent to Pentagon, defense official says
A suspect batch of anthrax may have been sent to the Pentagon after an Army laboratory in Utah mistakenly shipped out suspected live samples of the potentially lethal bacteria, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday.
WORLD
May 20, 2015
Iran warships 'linked up' with apparent Yemen-bound freighter, Pentagon says
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that two Iranian warships have "linked up" with a cargo ship that Iran has said is carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, as activists on board the vessel said it was due to arrive at the Yemeni port of Hodaida on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2015
U.S. to station Ospreys at Yokota Air Base starting in 2017
The government formally announces that the U.S. Air Force will deploy a squadron of tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo in 2017.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 27, 2015
After hostage deaths, McCain restarts effort to remove drones from CIA control
Sen. John McCain renewed efforts to end the CIA's control over U.S. drone strikes after an attack on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan killed two hostages.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 4, 2015
U.S. defense chief Carter to visit Tokyo, Seoul next week: Pentagon
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is traveling to Japan and South Korea to discuss issues including Tokyo's new defense cooperation guidelines with Washington.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 26, 2014
U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept
U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Wednesday and Thursday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 19, 2014
Halt program that militarizes U.S. police forces
The U.S. Congress must take decisive steps to scale back the 'militarization' of American police forces by the Defense Department's donation of surplus equipment and weapons.
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2013
U.S. report to deny Agent Orange in Okinawa
A Pentagon probe into the presence of Agent Orange in Okinawa is set to support veterans' allegations of the clandestine burial of harmful chemicals — but deny the defoliant was among them.

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