[Strategic Intel] Chinese Coast Guard vessels infringe on Japanese waters near disputed islands

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered waters near disputed islands that Japan currently administers the Japan Coast Guard said in the first incursion of 2018. The violation took place near the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, which both Japan and China claim as their own. “The vessels, including one equipped with what appeared to be machine guns, entered [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.