Japanese to receive initial four F-35A Joint Strike Fighter CTOL aircraft

Any disagreements between Japan and the United States with Japan's selections of the U.S.'s F-35 fighter platform have been salved, with at least four of the aircraft to be delivered to Japan and an option for 38 more

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Update #5: U.S. Reaffirms Defense of Philippines as Tensions with China Rise

The United States could have picked a better day to reassure the Philippines on which side of the fence they stand on as the Scarborough Shoal standoff reaches week four

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As China Rattles Sabers, U.S. Rattles Back Via Taiwan Fighter Sales Insinuations

The United States may consider selling new fighter jets to Taiwan.

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North Korea’s New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

If the North Korean nuclear test fails, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea will have attained the much-coveted fail trifecta.

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Update #4: The Philippines Turns to the U.S. over Two-Week Chinese/Philippine Scarborough Shoal Standoff

China has pulled out their "Yuzheng 310 " ship and another maritime surveillance vessel, but tensions around the Scarborough Shoal continue

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North Korea Nears Third Nuclear Test

More and more media outlets are jumping on board with their beliefs that a nuclear test at Punggye-ri will occur in the immediate future

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Update #3: The Chinese/Philippine Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal Hits Day 10

Last week at this time, China and the Philippines looked near a potential resolution. One week later, diplomacy has gotten nowhere.

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South Korea Deploys Hyunmu-3C Missile with 1,500km Range

"South Korea has deployed a new long-range cruise missile that puts nuclear and missile sites in the entire North Korean territory within striking distance"

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North Korea’s Newest Road-Mobile Ballistic Missile

On April 15th, the DPRK paraded their shiniest new military hardware. Among them was the predicted debut of a new road-mobile ballistic missile, the KN-08:

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South Korean Warships Searching for North Korean Rocket Debris

The North Koreans are doing a wonderful job of giving Japan, South Korea, and the United States great practice at coordinating efforts for any future confrontations with China

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Update: Philippine and Chinese Vessels Continue Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

While ships involved in the confrontation continue to change, the Philippines and China continue to knock heads over their territorial rights

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North Korea Launches Unha-3 Rocket, but Launch Likely Failure

Japan, South Korea, and the United States believe the rocket failed shortly after launch

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