Japan’s neighbors reacts to its recently passed bill

China’s Ministry of Defense accused Japan of clinging to a “Cold War mentality,” while media outlets noted the measures were passed a day after the 84th anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China. On September 18, 1931, an explosion destroyed a section of railroad owned by a Japanese company in the Chinese city of Mukden. Japan… Read More Japan’s neighbors reacts to its recently passed bill

President Obama nominates openly gay man to lead the Army

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Eric K. Fanning to be secretary of the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch. The U.S. Senate must confirm Fanning before he can lead the Army. “Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role,”… Read More President Obama nominates openly gay man to lead the Army

Japan’s Parliament passes bill approving deployment of Japanese military in overseas combat

Japan’s upper chamber of Parliament early on Saturday approved controversial bills allowing the country’s military to engage in overseas combat in limited circumstances — a major shift after seven decades of pacifism. The 148-90 vote was the final hurdle for the measures, which will go into effect within roughly the next six months. The lower… Read More Japan’s Parliament passes bill approving deployment of Japanese military in overseas combat

Russia sends fighter jets to Syria to aid war against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke with his Russian counterpart Friday as Russian military moves inside Syria continued to escalate with the arrival of fighter jets. In a “constructive conversation,” both Carter and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu agreed to “further discuss mechanisms for deconfliction in Syria,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement,… Read More Russia sends fighter jets to Syria to aid war against ISIS