Latest "East China Sea" stories
The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command held talks with top Japanese officials and reaffirmed their alliance amid China’s increasingly assertive claims.
The three nations’ first joint drills on Japanese soil — dubbed “ARC21” — come as they seek step up military ties amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the region.
About 100 Japanese troops, along with 60 troops each from the French army and U.S. Marine Corps, will conduct urban warfare drills followed by amphibious operation exercises.
In the case of China, an assessment of strategy, operational proficiency, regional and global naval power, and leadership deserve additional emphasis, says the author of this commentary.
By Robert B. Murrett