President Donald Trumps defense secretary is expected to underscore U.S. security commitments to key allies South Korea and Japan on his debut trip to Asia this week as concerns mount over North Koreas missile program and tensions with China.
While Northrop Grumman’s shadowy B-21 stealth bomber will be the most capable penetrating strike aircraft ever developed, even the celebrated new warplane won’t be able to guarantee access into the most heavily defended airspace around the globe. That’s why the Pentagon is insisting that it needs to develop the Long Range Stand-Off (LRSO) nuclear-tipped cruise missile to assure America’s nuclear deterrent against Russia and China.
South Korea and the United States officially launched a joint working group Friday to discuss the idea of deploying an advanced missile defense shield in the Northeast Asian country, the Defense Ministry in Seoul said.
The chief of the United States Pacific Command, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., on Wednesday proposed reviving an informal strategic coalition made up of the navies of Japan, Australia, India and the United States, an experiment that collapsed a decade ago because of diplomatic protests from China.
The United States is building its first airbase in Syria. It is supposed to be located in the northern Kurdish region. The Americans apparently do not want to continue to leave the military operations in the region to the NATO partner Turkey.
The United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of a broader effort to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russias intervention in Ukraine, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday.