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Japan Militarizes Farthest Out Island As Part Of Anti-China Buildup

Japan and the United States last October agreed to jointly strengthened “defenses” against China in Japan’s southwest quadrant, most opposite China.

There were three components to the Japanese implementation of the plans; the installation of an X-band long range (2,200 to 3,750 miles) radar in the city of Kyotango, Kyoto prefecture; the establishment of a “listening post” on the island of Iwo Jima, which will cover the X-band radar’s blind spot; and the fortification of the small island of Yonaguni, at the end of the Japanese island chain, some 70 miles from Taiwan and almost within sight of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands. 219 more words

Stopping WW III

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

It’s not as inspiring  as the original in Iwo Jima, but I thought this was such an amazing tribute created by the LEGO Master Builders. 15 more words

Life

Fullerton Museum closes out WWII exhibit

The Fullerton Museum concluded its month-long exhibit of WWII photography with a salute to veterans.  The event allowed local residents to meet with veterans and thank them for their service to their country. 215 more words

Fullerton Museum

Three War Movies

I’ve been watching a few war movies here of late because they were in my queue at Netflix and I didn’t want to put anything at the top. 883 more words

Movies

Satellite Iwo Jima

Satellite Iwo Jima

I surf to a movie with John Wayne (x3)

satellite Iwo Jima

I just got home from my lousy job (x3)

screw my cubicle… 38 more words

G.A. Miller

Make Gentle The Life of This World

More snow today means more watching The Pacific, an HBO show about the Pacific theater of World War II. I’m no history buff and my understanding of events is very slim. 677 more words

Visual

U.S. Marine Corps Flag (Replay)*

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March 26, 1945:  The Battle of Iwo Jima Ended

22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. 50 more words

Shaving The Yak