Netherlands asks Denmark, Norway to join F-35 buy


US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (R) greets Hans Hillen, the Netherland… The Netherlands has asked Denmark and Norway to join it in acquiring and maintaining future F-35 fighter jets, Dutch Minister Hans Hillen said Thursday after meetings at the Pentagon. The move was an example “of how far the Netherlands is prepared to go in cooperating with other countries in…

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Japan’s Noda Names Okada as Deputy Premier

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reshuffled his Cabinet today to boost negotiations with the opposition over raising the national sales tax, as polls show rising discontent with his four-month-old administration. Former Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada was named Noda’s deputy premier, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters today in Tokyo. […]