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Tensions escalate between Japan and China

Tensions between Japan and China over disputed islands continues to escalate. A report from the Guardian states that both sides have refused to step back for fear of losing face.

 

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ben A. Gonzales (CC)

“There is a danger of China and Japan having a military conflict,” said Yan Xuetong, one of China’s most influential foreign policy strategists, and a noted hawk.

“One country must make a concession. But I do not see Japan making concessions. I do not see either side making concessions. Both sides want to solve the situation peacefully, but neither side can provide the right approach,” he added.

He warned that unless one side backs down, there could be a repeat of the Falklands Conflict in Asia.

 

This dispute over the islands began when Japan bought the islands in the East China Sea from their private owner.… Read the rest

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U.S. & Israel To Hold Their ‘Largest and Most Significant’ War Games (Video)

Via Press TV:
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro says the U.S. and the Israeli regime are set to hold their 'largest and most significant' joint military maneuvers without offering details about the time and location of the war games. More than 5,000 U.S. and Israeli forces will take part in the war drills, said Shapiro, in a Saturday speech at the Israeli-sponsored think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). He reportedly did not mention a specific time and location for what observers have described as part of the new U.S.-led publicity campaign aimed at raising the threat level against Iran. The joint military maneuver will simulate Israel's ballistic missile system and will allow Washington to 'learn from' Tel Aviv's experience in warfare, the senior American official added.
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