Senkaku islands

Obama Says U.S. Will Defend Japan’s Senkakus

Invokes Article 5 of defense treaty in message to China (Updated)

Shinzo Abe, Barack Obama / APPresident Obama on Tuesday invoked U.S. military defense guarantees for Japan’s disputed East China Sea islands that have been the target of coordinated Chinese military provocations since 2012.

U.S. General: Aggressive Chinese Territorial Claims Bring Risks

Air Force Gen. Herbert Carlisle says Chinese territorial claims run risk of 'miscalculations'

U.S. official on China, Japan Senkaku disputeAggressive moves by China to assert territorial claims run the risk of "miscalculations" but are also helping Washington strengthen ties with other countries in the region, the general who oversees U.S. air forces in the Pacific said Monday. "Being fairly aggressive runs the risk of creating the potential for miscalculation," Air Force General Herbert Carlisle told defense reporters in Washington. "That's something we think about every day."

Beijing War Prep

China moves mobile missiles near coast amid tensions with Japan over islands

United States intelligence agencies recently detected China’s military shifting road-mobile ballistic missiles closer to its southern coast near the disputed Senkaku Islands amid growing tensions between Beijing and Japan over the islands dispute.

U.S. Investigating White House Cyber Attack

Officials: President Obama was not informed at the time the White House Military Office hack was discovered

Law enforcement and national security agencies are investigating the hacking of a White House computer last month that penetrated a network inside the White House Military Office that handles top-secret data, U.S. officials said.

Cyber Blitz

U.S. officials say China behind cyber attacks on Japan

A recent series of cyber attacks on Japanese Internet sites originated in China and were viewed as a possible prelude to military action, according to defense officials familiar with details of the attacks.

Chinese General: Prepare for Combat

Top Chinese general in unusual move tells troops to ready for combat with Japan

China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.