Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 01.23.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6
 7  8  9  10  11  12  13
 14  15  16  17  18  19  20
 21  22  23  24  25  26  27
 28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Oct 31,2007
U.S. defense secretary to visit Japan
by UPI

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is expected to make his first visit to Japan since taking office to discuss defense support issues.

Gates is to travel to Tokyo to discuss Japan’s continued support of its Maritime Self Defense Force’s refueling operations supporting U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in Asia, including Afghanistan, the Kyodo news agency said Wednesday.

The Japanese law detailing MSDF operations in the Indian Ocean expires Thursday, causing U.S. officials to express their frustrations.

The Kyodo News Agency quoted an unnamed Pentagon official saying, “If you take away a refueling ship, then more of the other ships have to spend more time in ports … you have less patrolling out at sea and more times in ports … you have less flexibility in how you use your ships.”

Gates also is expected to discuss a request to Japanese officials to increase payments for utilities and water supplies at U.S. military bases in Japan. The increases are to embolden the U.S. military capacity in Asia amid escalating tensions with North Korea and China.

It is unclear if talks will provide any significant measures before the end of the year.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1157 times read

Related news
Japan resumes refueling mission by UPI posted on Jan 24,2008

Rice to discuss N. Korea, U.S. soldiers by UPI posted on Feb 27,2008

No agreement on refueling issue by UPI posted on Oct 30,2007

N.Korea denuclearization stressed by UPI posted on Nov 20,2007

Gates: U.S.-India link not tied to China by UPI posted on Feb 27,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 5 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?