Japan's Maritime Self Defense Forces helicopter carrier Izumo sails out its Yokosuka Base in Kanagawa prefecture on May 1, 2017. Japan on May 1 dispatched its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship, one of the country's military roles expanded under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, …

Japan Announces First Aircraft Carriers Since World War II

The Japanese government announced on Tuesday that it will deploy aircraft carriers for the first time since World War II as part of a defense strategy that will involve purchasing a great deal of American military hardware, a course of action U.S. President Donald Trump has strongly urged.

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Pay Your Way: Trump Seeks End to U.S. ‘Subsidizing’ Foreign Militaries

President Donald Trump on Saturday hit out at countries that rely on the U.S. “subsidizing” their military capabilities, pointing to Saudi Arabia, as well as Japan and South Korea as culprits. In doing so he linked them to NATO allies in Europe that rely on U.S. defense capabilities while neglecting their own.

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China Suggests Trump Resolve NATO Dispute by Cutting Defense Budget

China’s state-run Global Times was very taken with President Donald Trump’s declaration on Twitter that “NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS” because the current situation is “very unfair!” The United States spending less on defense sounds like a fabulous idea to aggressive expansionist China.

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo released by Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force's F-15 fighter jets fly over U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, USS Ronald Reagan, right bottom, and USS Carl Vinson, right top, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force JS Hyuga, right center, and other vessels during …

Japan Approves Highest-Ever Postwar Defense Budget as North Korean Threat Looms

The Japanese government unveiled its highest defense budget since World War 2 on Friday, a $46 billion increase over last year that brings the total to $860 billion. Included in the budget is funding for cruise missiles capable of hitting Pyongyang in a pre-emptive strike against North Korea.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a conference between Taiwan and China relations organized by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taipei on October 26, 2017. Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen said on October 26 that the end of China's landmark party congress marks an 'opportunity for change,' as she called …

China Rails Against ‘Deplorable’ Taiwanese President Visit to Hawaii

Despite China’s demands to deny her entry, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a scheduled stopover in Hawaii on Saturday, en route to the Pacific Islands. During her visit, she promised to boost Taiwan’s defense spending, prompting the outraged Chinese Communist Party organ Global Times to condemn her transit of U.S. territory as “deplorable.”

Market displays on a monitor show the latest international currency rates, in green, and fluctuations in the Israeli stock market, as a broker keeps an eye on the news of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's slightly improved health in the trading room of the First International Bank of Israel January …

Israel’s Economy Performing Better Than Expected

Israel’s economy is performing better than previously expected, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported Thursday, updating its annualized growth projection for 2016.

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Watch: Rubio, Cruz Battle on Immigration, Flip-Flops

Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Senator Marco Rubio sparred over immigration, and accused each other of changing positions during Thursday’s GOP primetime debate on the Fox Business Network. Rubio was asked, [relevant exchange begins around 6:14] “The

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Sen. Marco Rubio’s Military Restoration

Sen. Marco Rubio is trying to reverse the cuts from President Barack Obama’s sequestration plan, which the president fled from in a panic after it failed to intimidate Republicans, and once automatic cuts to domestic spending went into effect as well.

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Exclusive — Newt Gingrich to GOP: Obama Holding Military Hostage

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke exclusively with Breitbart News on Wednesday, calling for presidential candidates, the RNC, and every House and Senate member to stand firm in support of the national defense spending bill, despite President Obama’s threat to veto over his social program funding demands. Gingrich called on all Republicans to drive home that the President is trying to “blackmail the Congress, using American men and women in uniform as hostages.”

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Marco Rubio Skips Another Vote, This One On Defense Spending

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio is missing another vote, this time just days after he said he wouldn’t miss any with “major national significance,” according to CNN. The Floridian has missed the most votes of any senator currently running for president.