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Thae Yong-ho, formerly North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London, speaks to Bill Whitaker for a story that takes viewers to the front lines in a tense and continuous standoff between nuclear-armed North Korea and U.S. ally South Korea that dates back to 1953. Whitaker’s report from Seoul, South Korea, and from the border with North Korea will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7...
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In the early 1940s, the U.S. Army Air Corps (what is now the United States Air Force) established the first African-American flight squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama. Despite segregation and discrimination, the Tuskegee Airmen quickly became one of the most highly respected fighter groups. Their well-earned reputation in World War II paved the way for full integration of the U.S. Armed...
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Exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand is the largest theater security cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, hosted by our oldest friend in Asia and longtime treaty ally. The 28 partner nations are coming together to address regional and global security challenges and to promote international cooperation and stability across the region.
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The U.S. Pacific Air Forces have deployed 12 F-22 Raptors to Australia for exercises with the Royal Australian Air Force as part of an Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative between the allies. The deployment will help the RAAF and United States Air Force develop tactics for employing fifth-generation fighters in allied air combat operations.

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LIVE: Opening Ceremonies for Exercise Cobra Gold
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LIVE: Opening Ceremonies for Exercise Cobra Gold 2017
Adm. Harry Harris, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) meets with His Excellency Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, at PACOM Headquarters. The meeting provided a venue for officials to discuss and reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Philippines alliance and the continued security relationship between both nations. (U.S. Navy photo by...
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The U.S. Pacific Air Forces kicked off Exercise Cope North this week at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam! Cope North presents an opportunity for the United States Air Force, Japan Air Self Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps to engage in highly-realistic air combat training. This year’s Cope North will be the first to integrate the B-1B Lancer into the PACAF-led...
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Cope North 2017 Set to Strengthen Multilateral Partnerships in the Pac

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The Air Force Global Strike Command maintains continuous bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific through forward-based bombers at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This week, B-1B Lancer bombers of the 7th Bomb Wing deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas to sustain that strategic mission and presence.

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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sustains flight operations as the Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) steams west, bound for exercises and training with Indo-Asia-Pacific allies and partners. The Vinson CSG is the first since World War II to operate in the Western Pacific under Commander, U.S. Third Fleet; the deployment offers U.S. Navy commanders greater flexibility in contingency response.
The U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency, and 防衛省(Japan Ministry of Defense) held a successful intercept test of the SM-3 Block IIA missile in Hawaii over the weekend. The jointly-developed technology represents a substantial upgrade to the AEGIS missile defense system used by both allies.

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Secretary Jim Mattis made his first overseas trip to South Korea and Japan as the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Mattis reaffirmed the United States' unwavering commitment to the long-standing allies and to the security of the region: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sustains flight operations as the Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) steams west, bound for exercises and training with Indo-Asia-Pacific allies and partners. The Vinson CSG is the first since World War II to operate in the Western Pacific under Commander, U.S. Third Fleet; the deployment offers U.S. Navy commanders greater flexibility in contingency response.
The largest military exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is about to kick off! Exercise Cobra Gold begins February 14th in Chonburi Province, Thailand; 29 nations will participate, including 3,600 U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 to Begin February 14, 2017 | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Thailand

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Pacific Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit train to support the MEU’s Maritime Raid Force (MRF) - an elite clandestine force that carries out precision raids, amphibious reconnaissance and a myriad of other mission sets - on Camp Pendleton.
The U.S. Navy’s first Pacific-based F-35C #fighter squadron touched down at NAS Lemoore last week, beginning a new era of U.S. Pacific Fleet #aviation.
Three United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bombers have returned to Whiteman Air Force Base following a three-week deployment in which they exercised with U.S. forces at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and trained alongside our allies in the Royal Australian Air Force.

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This World War II photo earned the B-17 crew that risked their lives for it two Medals of Honor and numerous other decorations. Learn more at [ Dodlive.mil Link ]

This WWII Aircrew Risked It All for a Photo | DoDLive

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Adm. Harry Harris’ attendance at next month's Cobra Gold exercise will make him the highest-level U.S. officer to join the annual event since a military coup ousted the Southeast Asian nation’s government three years ago.

PACOM chief’s Cobra Gold trip seen as a warming of Thai-US ties

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