U.S. and Japan Strengthen Alliance

State and Defense Departments support president’s stance.

The president’s administration recently agreed to strengthen the bilateral alliance with Japan as a counterbalance to actions by the People’s Republic of China. President Biden spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Suga, while Defense Secretary Austin and Secretary of State Blinken spoke with their respective counterparts from Japan this past week.

The White House, State Department, and Defense Department each released statements describing the alliance between the two nations “as the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in a free and open Indo-Pacific.” The president also reaffirmed the “extended deterrence,” or nuclear umbrella coverage, by the United States to Japan.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the alliance between the U.S. and Japan would support peace in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • For wisdom for the president’s administration in dealing with China.
  • That God’s will would be accomplished through the alliances the U.S. forges with foreign nations.

Sources: Reuters, State Department, Defense Department


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