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“The Biggest Show Of Force Since World War II”: Japan To Send Its Largest Warship To South China Sea

The tension over the disputed territory in the South China Sea is about to escalate to another level: according to a Reuters report, Japan is preparing to to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, in “its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two.” The 249…

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Japan Scrambles Jets as China Sends 40 Warplanes into Shared Strait

The Chinese military conducted what it called a “routine” control that sent Japanese jets scrambling Sunday over the East China Sea, with Japan warning that they are keeping an eye on the increasingly “expansive” activities of China’s military assets. China sent over 40 military aircraft, according to the AFP, over an area known as the Miyako Strait near southern Japan, not…

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Was the Chinese ‘invasion’ of Japan’s Senkaku islands a dress rehearsal for war?

( NationalSecurity.news ) In recent days a massive 230-ship flotilla of Chinese “fishing boats” escorted by 28 Coast Guard and other law enforcement vessels nearly surrounded Japan’s Senkaku islands in what some analysts say could be a dress rehearsal for war. As reported by Real Clear Defense , the islands – which are claimed by Japan, historically, but also by…

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North Korea says missile tests simulated nuclear strike on South

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea said on Wednesday (July 20) its latest ballistic missile tests were personally ordered and monitored by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un and simulated nuclear strikes on US bases in South Korea. The three missiles launched on Tuesday simulated pre-emptive attacks on South Korean ports and airfields hosting US military “hardware”, the North’s official KCNA news agency…

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U.S. WARSHIPS SURROUND DISPUTED CHINESE WATERS, PREPARED FOR WAR: “WWIII AT STAKE”

by Mac Slavo U.S. Warships Surround Disputed Chinese Waters, Prepared for War: “WWIII At Stake” Territorial disputes are a delicate thing… and potentially deadly as well. That’s why the U.S. is backing up its positions with an ever-increasing presence of warships  in the South China Sea. China is very touchy about these territories, and unwilling to give up what they…

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U.S. Warship Challenges China’s Claims in South China Sea

  The U.S. Navy sent its third warship in less than seven months into waters of the South China Sea claimed by China as tensions rise ahead of an international court’s ruling on the territorial dispute. The USS William P. Lawrence, a guided-missile destroyer, on Tuesday sailed within the 12-nautical-mile territorial zone around Fiery Cross Reef, a feature in the Spratly Islands…

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US NAVY SHIP ENCOUNTERS AGGRESSIVE RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IN BALTIC SEA

A United States Navy destroyer operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea experienced several close interactions by Russian aircraft on April 11 and 12. USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship. On April 11, Donald Cook was conducting deck landing drills with an allied…

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Saudi Arabia sends troops and fighter jets to military base in Turkey ahead of intervention against Isis in Syria

Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey’s Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria. The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed the deployment in a statement to the Yeni Şafak newspaper on Saturday, days before a temporary ceasefire is due to come into force. “Saudi Arabia declared its determination against Daesh (the Arabic term for…

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Pacific Command chief says more ‘freedom of navigation missions’ coming in a challenge to outsized Chinese territorial claims

(NationalSecurity.news) The head of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Command says that in the near future more “freedom of navigation” missions will take place in the South China Sea in what appears to a bid by the Obama administration to reassert American power in the region. As reported by USNI News, Adm. Harry Harris said during a conference sponsoered by the…

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