Japan Focuses Defenses On Southern Islands

Kawasaki P-1 aircraft in flight
Japan is seeking three Kawasaki P-1s to strengthen its maritime domain awareness.
Credit: Chen Chuanren
More than seven decades after the U.S. capture of Okinawa and its surrounding Ryukyu Islands turned the tide in World War II’s Pacific theater, the pivotal island chain is again in the spotlight. China’s increasing military might in the region has prompted Japan to focus its defenses on the 1,800-mi...

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