US President Donald Trump polled sailors and Marines on the USS Wasp on steam versus electric catapults Tuesday during a visit to the Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

‘Goddamned steam’: Donald Trump’s aircraft carrier obsession sets up collision with US Navy and Congress

  • For the past two years, the US Navy’s plan to field electromagnetic catapults has been a pet peeve for Donald Trump
Topic |   POLITICO

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US President Donald Trump polled sailors and Marines on the USS Wasp on steam versus electric catapults Tuesday during a visit to the Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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Japan’s F-35 fleet will be the largest of any US ally. Photo: AFP

Japan’s deal to buy F-35 Lightning jets from US ‘may fuel arms race with China in region’

  • Donald Trump has welcomed Tokyo’s order for the stealth fighter, but it is likely to trigger a response from Beijing
  • Deal to buy 105 of the advanced fighters will greatly expand Japan’s capabilities in the South China Sea
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Japan’s F-35 fleet will be the largest of any US ally. Photo: AFP
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