Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rumors of War - Kings of the East

Chinese coast guard vessels sail near Senkaku Islands - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Chinese coast guard vessels sailed through Japan-claimed waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands on Tuesday, Kyodo news agency reported. According to the report, four boats belonging to the Chinese coast guard entered Japanese territorial waters, off the coast of Uotsuri-Shima, at 2:30 p.m. Uotsuri-Shima is the largest of the Senkaku Islands, also known as the Diaoyu Islands in China. [...] The United States has said it would defend uninhabited islands from foreign attacks."

Japan's ruling party wants capability to attack enemy bases - UPI.com:
UPI reports: "Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party does not want Tokyo to shy away from dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations. [...] Japan's self-defense forces have so far been unable to attack incoming North Korea missiles. Projectiles that landed in Japanese territorial waters were not intercepted in 2016 and 2017."

Comment: It looks like the arms race in Asia is coming along nicely.

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