Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has put in a a request of 5.2 trillion Yen or $48 billion dollars for 2018 which includes defensive measures including missile protection technology.
French warship completes patrol of Britain's Pacific Territory
The rise of China as an emerging military power is obvious to anyone who is a student or follower of international security.
The forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has departed Yokosuka, Japan for a regularly scheduled patrol to operate in the western Pacific Ocean.
New Zealand is staging one of its largest exercises of the year to test its capabilities to respond to violent unrest and natural disasters in the Pacific island states.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Gavin Williamson stressed that North Korea was a real threat to the UK.
The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups will commence a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific this week.
China steps up patrols over South China Sea as it attempts to prove greater capability in the region.
Recently the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force announced that it had been involved in a number of training patrols over the South China Sea.
F-35B aircraft, joined B-1B Lancer bombers for the first time in a mission with Japan and South Korean in a deliberate show of force against North Korea.