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Japan Faces Readiness Hurdle As it Modernizes Military, Former Defense Chief Says

Japan Faces Readiness Hurdle As it Modernizes Military, Former Defense Chief Says

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force CH-47 Chinook, lands on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) during a bilateral simulated casualty pick up in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2023. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Japan’s toughest hurdle, as it launches an unprecedented military modernization program and doubles defense spending, is the operational readiness of its air, naval and land forces, a former chief of the Japan Self-Defense Forces said Thursday. Read More

U.S., South Korea Pledge to Expand Military Cooperation; NATO and Japan Deepen Ties

U.S., South Korea Pledge to Expand Military Cooperation; NATO and Japan Deepen Ties

South Korea’s 28th Infantry Division, Artillery Brigade, U.S 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Striking Brigade,2-17th Artillery Battalion combined live-fire Exercise were held at Kkotbong Shooting Range in Gyeonggi Province. Jan. 23, 2023. ROK Photo

The U.S. and South Korea will step up joint field exercises and bolster joint capabilities to deter and respond to North Korean nuclear and missile threats, the defense chiefs of both countries said on Tuesday.

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Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Borei-class nuclear submarine Generalissimus Suvorov. TASS Photo

Russia’s Northern Fleet’s ballistic missile submarines and strategic bomber force’s capabilities remain intact despite the heavy toll the country’s invasion into Ukraine has had on its naval infantry, army and special forces assigned to the Kola Peninsula, a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies found. Read More

Ford Carrier Strike Group Teams with Atlantic Allies in Silent Wolverine Exercise

Ford Carrier Strike Group Teams with Atlantic Allies in Silent Wolverine Exercise

The first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clarke-class dry cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) as part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group on Nov. 2, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group joined six allies in the eastern Atlantic on Tuesday to begin exercise Silent Wolverine, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Read More