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  • US plans coalition of military allies to patrol waters off Iran and Yemen

    Pentagon’s top general says group of nations would ensure freedom of navigation in Straits of Hormuz The United States hopes to enlist allies in the coming weeks for a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters in the Persian Gulf where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, the Penatgon’s most senior general has said. Under the plan, which has only been finalised in recent days, the US would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military...

    the Guardian
  • Philippines, US dialogue on regional security

    IT IS reassuring that despite President Duterte’s dalliance with China, the Philippines sat this week for serious talks with its only defense partner, the United States, on economic relations and regional stability. by Federico D. Pascual Jr.
  • Japan, US Reaffirm Military Alliance

    Prez says "Japan can watch US attack on a Sony TV"