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U.S., allies, plot North Korea strategy — without China

U.S., allies, plot North Korea strategy — without China

North Korean soldiers march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation’s ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Oct. 10. / AP /Vincent Yu  The Japanese, South Korean and U.S. foreign ministers meet on Monday to plot strategy toward an increasingly provocative North Korea in the face of […]

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Japan, U.S. to conduct biggest ever military drill

Japan, U.S. to conduct biggest ever military drill

TOKYO – Japan and the United States will hold their biggest ever joint military drills just days after a US and South Korean show of force amid tensions on the Korean peninsula, officials said Thursday. The previously announced “Keen Sword” drills, which were planned before North Korea’s artillery barrage of a South Korean island last […]

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China issues warning ahead of U.S.-South Korea drills

China issues warning ahead of U.S.-South Korea drills

SEOUL – China warned on Friday against military acts near its coastline ahead of U.S.-South Korean naval exercises that North Korea, days after shelling a South Korean island, said risked pushing the region toward war. Beijing’s warning came as the Seoul government named a career soldier as its new defense minister amid mounting criticism of […]

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USS George Washington heads for Yellow Sea; North Korea's top Kims visit factory

USS George Washington heads for Yellow Sea; North Korea's top Kims visit factory

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The specter of a powerful American naval force steaming into the Yellow Sea escalates the drama of conflict off the Korean Peninsula to a new level of intensity. The decision to include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington in a strike force of five vessels defies not only […]

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Leaked documents: Hizbullah trained Iraqis in 'precision military style kidnappings'

Special from WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran assigned Hizbullah to train Shi’ite insurgents to abduct opponents in Iraq, WikiLeaks announced in a briefing. U.S. military documents released by WikiLeaks reported that Hizbullah trained Shi’ite insurgents in “precision military style kidnappings” as well as suicide bombings. The military document, one of 400,000 logs edited and released by […]

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U.S. Marines storm pirate-held ship off Somalia

U.S. Marines storm pirate-held ship off Somalia

Helicopters from the USS Dubuque provide aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, center-right, boarded and seized control of the Antigua and Barbuda flagged and German-owned vessel Magellan Star, left, at sea off the coast of Somalia, Sept. 9 / AP /U.S. Navy, Cryptologic Technician […]

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