Is the Osprey Safe?
By Takahashi Kosuke
After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation
By J.T. Quigley
Japan’s Future Marines to Conduct Massive Island Landing Drill
Next month 34,000 troops from the the Self-Defense Forces will conduct an island landing drill on Okinawa.
South Korea Eyes F-35 Fighter Jets
Plus, can the U.S. build an effective Pacific strategy for the 21st Century? Thursday defense links.
Is Any Ship Not an Aircraft Carrier Anymore?
“By the terms that Americans judge other nations’ warships, the U.S. Navy operates 19 aircraft carriers.”
America’s Pacific Force Structure Takes Shape
Through new capabilities like the Osprey and F-35, the U.S. and its allies are building a 21st century attack and defense enterprise.