national defense



U.S., China Military Chiefs Take Steps Toward Thaw

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, concluded his four-day trip to China after inspecting several military facilities. The visit was a symbolic step toward rebuilding military relations between the two countries. The...

With Its Eye On China, Japan Builds Up Military

NAHA AIR BASE, Japan — This sun-baked airfield was built atop Okinawa’s rocky coral by Americans during the cold war, but these days its roaring jets proudly display the red sun of Japan.  Read the article in The New York Times...

China Sees Separatist Threats

A white paper on national defense released by the State Council singled out “separatist” threats from Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang. From the New York Times: The 105-page paper sought to portray China as a power that...



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