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An Israeli Army outpost,  as seen from the Lebanese side of the border, 2007

An Israeli Army outpost, as seen from the Lebanese side of the border, 2007

Taken on 2015-05-14 *

A picture from the Lebanese-side of the Israeli-Lebanon border. This photo shows in the distance an Israeli army outpost. Taken in August 2007

Source: Eternalsleeper/Wikipedia

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-05-11

US Navy Patrol, Atlantic Ocean, December 2014

US Navy Patrol, Atlantic Ocean, December 2014

Taken on 2014-12-21

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), right, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) transit the Atlantic Ocean. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations.

Source: Shelby M. Tucker/US Navy/Flickr

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-12-25

Crimea Crisis: Unmarked Personnel

Crimea Crisis: Unmarked Personnel

Taken on 2014-03-02

Soldiers without insignia guard buildings in the Crimean capital, Simferopol, March 2, 2014.

Source: Voice of America / E. Arrott

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-03-06

Standing Guard

Standing Guard

Taken on 2012-10-02

Japanese Coast Guard Cutters stand watch over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. While disputed by China, Japan currently controls the island chain and has fiercely chased vessels from China and Taiwan that have entered the waters without permission.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Japanese Speedboat

Japanese Speedboat

Taken on 2012-10-02

Japanese Speed Boat Patrolling the disputed Islands.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Japanese Flotilla

Japanese Flotilla

Taken on 2012-10-02

After using water cannon to turn around a flotilla of Taiwanese fishing and Coast Guard vessels on Sept. 26, 2012, the Japanese Coast Guard has shown increasingly vigilance in defending the waters off of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. In its territorial claim, Japan's maritime boundary is about 27 kilometres encircling the island chain.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Passing Uotsuri

Passing Uotsuri

Taken on 2012-10-02

A Coast Guard patrol vessel passes by Uotsuri, the largest island in the Senkaku/Diaoyu chain. Now uninhabited, it used to be home to 248 Japanese, in a community of 99 houses in the late 1890s. They were mostly employed working in a Bonito flake factory on the island.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Coast Guard Review

Coast Guard Review

Taken on 2012-10-01

Coast Guard officers pour over the manifest for the fishing boat that our Al Jazeera crew was taking to the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. Coast guard personnel, along with local police searched the entire boat for weapons and other items that could heighten tensions in the disputed islands. Many activists have attempted to land on the island chain in recent days.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Tattered Japanese Flag

Tattered Japanese Flag

Taken on 2012-09-26

A tattered Japanese flag flies off the stern of a coast guard vessel. The coast guard has faced off against Chinese and Taiwanese vessels in recent weeks over the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Sri Lankan APC on Patrol

Sri Lankan APC on Patrol

Taken on 2012-05-19

'Sri Lankan made Unibuffel MK II Armored Personnel Carriers'

Source: Chamal Pathirana/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SATest on 2014-06-10

JDS Samidare

JDS Samidare

Taken on 2006-07-06

Japanese ship JDS Samidare (DD-106) departs from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Eight nations are participating in RIMPAC, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Source: Wikimedia/United States Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rebecca J. Moat

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Japanese Cavalry Entering Shenyang, Manchuria, September 1931

Japanese Cavalry Entering Shenyang, Manchuria, September 1931

Taken on 1931-09-18

"Japan saw Manchuria as a limitless supply of raw materials, a market for its manufactured goods (now excluded from the influence of many Western countries in Depression era tariffs), and as a protective buffer state against the Soviet Union in Siberia. Japan invaded Manchuria outright after the Mukden Incident (simplified Chinese: 九一八事变; traditional Chinese: 九一八事變; pinyin: Jiǔyībā Shìbiàn) in September 1931."

Source: japanfocus.org/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

Hamidiye

Hamidiye

Taken on 1914-01-20

The Ottoman cruiser Hamidiye. Its exploits during its eight-month cruise through the Mediterranean were a major morale booster for the Ottomans.

Source: Wikimedia/Unknown

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-06-28