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November 29th, 2013
06:39 PM ET

At heart of U.S.-China tensions, air defense zones

A zone of a couple hundred square miles in the East China Sea is at the heart of growing tensions between China and its neighbors South Korea and Japan, along with the U.S. CNN's René Marsh explains what an air defense zone is and why the U.S. does not recognize the one China declared just last week.


Filed under: China • Japan • Rene Marsh
November 27th, 2013
07:42 PM ET

Amb. Kennedy: China undermining security

The Chinese extended military control into an area the U.S. defines as international airspace, and in response, America is standing its ground - flying two B-52 bombers through the zone and issuing a stern warning through the new ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the on-going tension.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Caroline Kennedy • China • Japan
November 26th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

U.S. defies China with B-52 flight

Two U.S. warplanes flew over the East China Sea in a disputed area that despite Japan's protestations, China is claiming as an air defense zone. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • China • Japan • Military
March 22nd, 2013
10:25 AM ET

Ominous new threat from North Korea

CNN's Tom Foreman looks at whether North Korea's claims that it can strike U.S. bases in Japan and Guam are realistic.

RELATED STORY: North Korea warns that U.S. bases in Guam, Japan are within range


Filed under: Japan • North Korea • Tom Foreman
May 18th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

Tsunami debris nears U.S. West Coast

The damage is not radioactive but the debris field still poses a danger to marine life as it inches toward North America.

RELATED STORY: Preparing for tsunami debris, wherever it may make landfall

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Filed under: Disaster • Japan • Lisa Sylvester
October 27th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

Tsunami debris bound for the U.S.

Millions of tons of debris washed out to sea by the Japanese tsunami is headed for the U.S. CNN's Chad Myers reports.

RELATED: Tsunami debris at Hawaii by 2013? Researchers seek more precision


Filed under: Chad Myers • Japan