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  • Islands on the frontline of a new global flashpoint: China v Japan - The Guardian

    Islands on the frontline of a new global flashpoint: China v Japan - The Guardian;

    Part of the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Photograph: Kyodo News/Getty Images. Japan · The Observer. Islands on the frontline of a new global flashpoint: China v Japan. While the South China Sea has drawn attention, the Senkaku ...and more »

  • Mattis reassures allies on North Korea threat - Financial Times

    Mattis reassures allies on North Korea threat - Financial Times;

    James Mattis warned Pyongyang that the US would respond to any use of nuclear weapons with “overwhelming” force during a visit to South Korea and Japan in which he reassured the two nations on their alliances with Washington. Sample the FT's top ...and more »

  • North Korea faces 'overwhelming' US response if it uses nuclear arms – Mattis - The Guardian

    North Korea faces 'overwhelming' US response if it uses nuclear arms – Mattis - The Guardian;

    Donald Trump's defence secretary has warned North Korea it would face an “effective and overwhelming” response from the US if it used nuclear weapons. Speaking in South Korea on Friday, James Mattis reassured the government in Seoul that the US ...and more »

  • China accuses US of putting stability of Asia Pacific at risk - The Guardian

    China accuses US of putting stability of Asia Pacific at risk - The Guardian;

    James Mattis reviews the guard of honour prior to a meeting with Japanese defence minister Tomomi Inada in Tokyo on Saturday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA. Japan. China accuses US of putting stability of Asia Pacific at risk. Beijing reacts to ...and more »

  • Mattis wraps up Japan visit with US pledge to maintain alliance 'for years to come' - The Japan Times

    Mattis wraps up Japan visit with US pledge to maintain alliance 'for years to come' - The Japan Times;

    TOKYO/BEIJING – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wrapped up a visit to Japan on Saturday reaffirming Washington's commitment to its defense treaty with Tokyo amid concerns about President Donald Trump's approach to the region and the alliance.and more »

  • Mattis to re-assure Japan, South Korea that Trump won't bite - CNBC

    Mattis to re-assure Japan, South Korea that Trump won't bite - CNBC;

    President Donald Trump (L) and Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis watch the Inaugural Parade from the main reviewing stand in front of the White House on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will wrap up talks in ...and more »

  • US defence secretary tries to calm Asian jitters – but is undermined at every turn - The Guardian

    US defence secretary tries to calm Asian jitters – but is undermined at every turn - The Guardian;

    The US secretary of defence, James Mattis, visiting the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, last week. Photograph: EPA. China · The Observer. US defence secretary tries to calm Asian jitters – but is undermined at every turn. James Mattis was seen ...and more »

  • Mattis: US will defend contested Senkaku Islands on Japan's behalf - Stars and Stripes

    Mattis: US will defend contested Senkaku Islands on Japan's behalf - Stars and Stripes;

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis shakes hands with the command team of the United States Forces Japan during Mattis' trip to Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 3, 2017. SGT. AMBER I. SMITH/DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. Email; Print; Reddit · Tweet · Share · Google · More.and more »

  • Trump is busy insulting Australia while his defense chief attempts to repair ties in Tokyo and Seoul - Quartz

    Trump is busy insulting Australia while his defense chief attempts to repair ties in Tokyo and Seoul - Quartz;

    There is arguably no better American ally than Australia, which has fought alongside the US in every single major war since World War I. Ties between the two countries are “exceptionally close,” according to the state department. Yet Donald Trump chose ...and more »

  • US still backs Korean missile shield, Pentagon chief says - South China Morning Post

    US still backs Korean missile shield, Pentagon chief says - South China Morning Post;

    The new US defence secretary, James Mattis, and his South Korean host reaffirmed on Thursday their push to deploy a US missile defence system in South Korea to counter North Korea's nuclear programme. The commitment was made after Mattis met South ...and more »