31 Mar '18, 1pm

「米軍と自衛隊は合同演習を2017年度に62回行った。安全保障関連法が成立した2015年から3倍以上の頻度である」 https://t.co/nv9xEL3vmv

Editor's note: Thursday marked two years since Japan's security-related laws came into force. How can Japan deal with North Korea, which has continued with its nuclear and missile development, and China, whose maritime advances are becoming increasingly assertive? This is the first installment of a series examining the key defense challenges facing Japan. ___ TOKYO — In November 2017, a B-1 strategic bomber of the U.S. Air Force took off from Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam and flew above the Pacific Ocean to airspace near the Kyushu region. There, F-15 fighter jets from Japan's Air Self-Defense Force joined the B-1 bomber in mid-flight. As the B-1 flew toward the Korean Peninsula, the F-15s occasionally flew close to the bomber; at other times, they kept their distance while staying vigilant for suspicious aircraft that might approach the bomber. Thi...

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koreaherald.com 01 Apr '18, 1am

A combined field training of South Korean and US troops got under way Sunday as scheduled, defense officials said amid a n...