Japan—Defense Officials Consider Potential U.S. Request To Join Security Op In Strait Of Hormuz

Asahi Shimbun | 07/11/2019

Japanese officials are preparing for an anticipated U.S. request to join a military coalition to secure maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf, reports the Asahi Shimbun. Washington has not directly requested Tokyo's help in the effort, Japanese officials said on Wednesday.  On Tuesday, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. was seeking to build a coalition to ensure maritime safety and navigation in and around the Strait of Hormuz.  The...

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