The strike group is conducting maritime security operations, say the U.S. Navy.
Minister Iwaya reiterated that the warship would not be an "attack aircraft carrier" capable of offensive military operations, although it's hard to see how that distinction can be made.
The U.S. State Department has cleared the sale of 105 F-35 jets to Japan. The authorisation is for 63 F-35As and 42 F-35Bs.
B-1B Lancers returned to the Indo-Pacific region to conduct bomber task force operations, say the U.S Air Force.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the America Expeditionary Strike Group joined forces to conduct Expeditionary Strike Force operations in the Pacific.
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was lased by a Chinese Destroyer earlier this month.
Australians have been battling devastating wildfires since September of last year.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has launched joint drills featuring naval and air forces near the island of Taiwan.
Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system deployed for the first time recently.
Every December, C-130 crews from the US and allies conduct a humanitarian aid training exercise involving dropping gifts to islanders.