American Islamic State fighter surrenders in Syria to U.S.-backed forces

Sep 15, 2017

American Islamic State fighter surrenders in Syria to U.S.-backed forces

An American citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria surrendered to U.S.-backed forces earlier this week, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the American had surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed alliance of mostly ...

GSDF conducts annual live fire drills near Mount Fuji

Aug 24, 2017

GSDF conducts annual live fire drills near Mount Fuji

The Ground Self-Defense Force began three days of live-fire drills near Mount Fuji Thursday, an annual exercise that comes as regional tensions have flared following a war of words between the United States and North Korea. Around 2,400 soldiers, as well as tanks, field guns ...

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

Aug 12, 2017

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat." Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating ...