U.S. Marines and sailors from the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and troops from Japan's 2nd Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment, have begun three weeks of amphibious training amid concerns of Chinese military moves around Japan and Taiwan.
Remember that story last week about rogue groups with nuclear weapons? Well, sit down, pour yourself a few fingers of your favorite adult beverage, and read this story shared with us by D.P. (with our thanks):
The conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East have not distracted Washington from flexing its military muscles in the Asia-Pacific. Through one drill after another, the US is coercing regional countries into taking its side, further intensifying regional conflicts and transforming the Asia-Pacific into a more dangerous place.
Israel has degraded Hamas’s combat capabilities but is not yet close to achieving its war aim of eliminating the Palestinian terror organization, US intelligence officials told members of Congress this week, according to a New York Times report on Thursday.