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Caucus Brief: Senators Mull Response to China's Moves in Disputed Islands

April 22, 2015

Senators Mull Response to China’s Moves in Disputed Islands. “Senators are grappling with how, or even if, the United States should respond to the Chinese government building a runway potentially for military use on disputed land in the South China Sea. ADVERTISEMENT Armed Services Committee Chairma...

Caucus Brief: Philippines Starts South China Sea War Games With U.S.

April 20, 2015

Philippines Starts South China Sea War Games With U.S. “More than 11,000 soldiers from the Philippines, U.S. and Australia will take part in joint drills in the South China Sea, as the Philippines’ military chief called China’s building work on disputed reefs “worrisome” and a source of friction wit...

Caucus Brief: Japan Jets Scramble at Cold War Levels as Chinese and Russian Incursions Increase

April 15, 2015

Japan Jets Scramble at Cold War Levels as Chinese and Russian Incursions Increase. “Japan's air force said on Wednesday said jet fighter scrambles have reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft ...

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