EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will make his first visit to China this week for talks with Chinese military leaders amid growing tensions over China’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea.
Mattis told reporters aboard an Air Force E-4B jet, a militarized Boeing 747, en route to northern Alaska that he plans to gauge China’s strategic approach to the United States during talks in Beijing.
House Republicans on Wednesday expanded their investigation into U.S. environmental groups’ ties to foreign governments, opening a probe into the Center for Biological Diversity over its work with Japan.
TOKYO (Reuters) — Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.
TOKYO (Reuters) — A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.
The USS Benfold (DDG-65) was involved in a collision near Japan on Saturday with a Japanese commercial tug boat.
Journalists and critics of Donald Trump on Monday spread a false story claiming that the president committed a diplomatic faux pas while participating in a traditional Japanese ceremony.