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Japan: Tokyo to Dispatch Vessels, Aircraft to Middle East, but Won't Join U.S. Coalition

Oct 18, 2019 | 13:58 GMT

The Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) will dispatch ships and aircraft to the eastern Bab el-Mandeb strait, the Gulf of Oman and the northern Arabian Sea for an investigation and research mission, according to Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, The Japan Times reported Oct. 18....

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