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U.S., Japan Writing New Military Partnership Guidelines

Defense News reports that “American and Japanese officials are in talks to complete a ‘vision statement’ for how the two allies might work together in the security arena of their 1997 Defense Cooperation document, according to a senior Pentagon official.”  

“An interim planning document released today in Tokyo by American and Japanese officials lays out a broad agenda for possible cooperation that includes disaster response, ISR, cyber, intelligence sharing, air and missile defense programs and defense equipment and technology cooperation.”  

“’Space and cyber’ in particular are a focus said a State Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”

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