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the United States alone has conducted 11, This is not just an issue of principle, 2018 and the poll panel was widely criticised for not announcing the dates earlier amid expectations that the prime minister is set to announce a volley sops for the? an over-bridge at a railway station in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb collapsed during heavy rains,C. and Quantico Va Thats a deep sea change from even a few years ago when most US and Japanese forces had little direct contact says Grant Newsham senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo and former liaison officer between US Marines and the JGSDF "There is both a qualitative and quantitative difference in training these days We are beginning to train together jointly instead of the traditional parallel arrangement" Newsham says US and Japanese officials agreed during talks in Tokyo in 2012 to boost joint training and improve interoperability That was due in part to lessons learned from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan where there were communication and coordination breakdowns as well as concerns over Chinas rapid military buildup and aggressive territorial demands Much of the new training is focused on improving Japans ability to defend its sprawling southwest islands chain That has not gone unnoticed in China which claims historical ownership of some of those islands Chinese leaders are increasingly wary of both the US pivot and the Abe administrations efforts to boost defense spending and ease restrictions on Japans powerful but low-profile military "The PLA [People’s Liberation Army] as well as the mass media are certainly very sensitive to these joint training and exercise programs between the US and Japan especially the increasing amphibious war-fighting capability" says Yu Tiejun deputy director of Peking Universitys Center for International and Strategic Studies in Beijing "These joint training activities will not only intensify the security dilemma that’s already there but also trigger the escalation of the arms race in this region" Yu says With a defense budget only about a third of Chinas and with just a modest spending increases planned for the coming years it is not clear that Japan is bent on an arms race Nonetheless it is clear that Japan is boosting the size scope and frequency with which it trains with and learns from the powerful Americans In 2006 for example the JGSDF sent just a couple dozen soldiers to take part in the Marines annual Iron Fist exercise in Southern California Those soldiers took part in only a few phases of the weeks-long drill Now more than 300 troops take part in the full exercise each year including live-fire training and force-on-force drills against the battle-tested Americans Last year the JGSDF launched a new exercise with the Marines in California called Dawn Blitz Tokyo sent a flotilla of warships packed with ground troops landing craft helicopters vehicles and other heavy equipment all the way across the Pacific for two weeks of hard training with the Marines For the next edition of Dawn Blitz in spring 2015 the Japanese have said they hope to send fighter planes as well Close air support is essential element of amphibious warfare but one that requires sophisticated skills Less noticeable but perhaps equally significant is a program launched in 2013 in which a platoon (about 30 soldiers) of JGSDF is assigned to the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Those troops live and train with the Marines for a period of up to three months That includes in most cases clambering aboard US Navy assault ships to cruise the Asia-Pacific region alongside the Marines (if the Marines are called into combat however Japans pacifist constitution requires that the Japanese troops off-load at the nearest location and return to Japan) Colonel Takayasu Iwakami training and exercise director for the JGSDF says the overall goal is to develop both tactical skill and the ability to operate seamlessly with the Marines in wartime conditions should that become necessary "We are trying to develop an amphibious warfare capability but we dont have the knowledge yet The Marines have the experience of real war so they know much more about it and we can learn from them” Iwakami says “But its not just a matter of how frequently we train together or even the type of training that we do Its also about developing a deep sense of understanding and trust for each other" That also has benefits for the Marines With land wars in Iraq and Afghanistan all but over thousands of Marines have returned to their bases in Okinawa Training opportunities are limited there however and the Marines have begun training more frequently at JGSDF at bases on the main islands "Even though we were in Japan and trained in Japan we didnt put as much effort into training with the Japanese as we should have" says Major Eric Mattson who heads the Marines joint training program in Japan "Now its Lets do some real training Put them on our ships Let them see how we live see how we train Do all that right along with them And then we go up to their ranges stay on their bases fire their weapons So it has tangible benefits for us" says Mattson Even the US Navy which has long had a close relationship with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) is upping the frequency and sophistication with which it trains with its counterpart Earlier this year for example US warships completed a complex live-fire exercise off the coast of Guam with eight JMSDF ships including naval gunnery antisubmarine warfare tactical maneuvering and communication drills Vice Admiral Robert Thomas commander of the Yokosuka-based US Seventh Fleet says US and Japanese ships now work together "virtually every day" "Our operations with the JMSDF are focused on high-end interoperability so often the quality of the training is even more important than quantity” Thomas says Both the frequency and scope of US-Japan training is almost certain to increase Japan plans to field a 3000-man amphibious warfare unit based in southern Japan no later than 2018 They will use the same amphibious assault vehicles V-22 Osprey aircraft and other equipment used by the Marines and Navy That will require close coordination with Americans Thats not a bad thing says Brad Glosserman executive director of the Pacific Forum CSIS a think tank in Honolulu The Chinese are likely to complain no matter how much or how little US forces train with the Japanese and Prime Minister Shinzo Abes efforts to ease restrictions on Japans military are likely to remain tempered by public opinion Glosserman says "I like the idea of our armed forces training so much with other countries militaries It increases familiarity reminds our military that all armies dont fight alike and the better that we understand those differences among our partners the smarter we can be Whats not to like" Contact us at [email protected] CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller was 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(suggesting) we intend to harm Hillary Clinton or I intend to harm Hillary Clinton or that I don’t like Hillary Clinton All those are false" he saidAssange had told Fox News in an interview conducted by satellite in August that the group would release significant information related to Clinton’s campaignAssange also signaled changes in the way WikiLeaks is organized and funded saying the group would soon open itself to membership He said the group was looking to expand its media ties beyond the 100 outlets it already works withHe told journalists gathered at a Berlin theater that the group’s work would continue even if he had to resign in the future and he appealed to supporters to fund its work He also held up copies of several forthcoming books Assange and his attorney said Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could complicate his situation by limiting his ability to appeal to the European Court of Justice or the Council of Europe a European human rights bodyAsked how he felt after four years in the embassy he said "pale" and joked he would be a good candidate for medical study since he was otherwise healthy but had not seen the sun in over four yearsAssange is wanted in Sweden for questioning about allegations that he committed rape in 2010 He denies the charges and says he fears subsequent extradition to the United States where a criminal investigation into the activities of WikiLeaks is underwayIn 2010 WikiLeaks released more than 90000 secret documents on the US-led military campaign in Afghanistan followed by almost 400000 US military reports detailing operations in Iraq Those disclosures were followed by the release of millions of diplomatic cables dating back to 1973),com.000 votes and in eight constituencies less than 2, who is known for his support for the Senate leadership and his criticisms of the excesses of the executive arm. cheap as chips.Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has asked the Department of Justice to begin an immediate independent federal investigation into Philando Castile’s killing and Technology Maybe the tie put him over the top? 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