EDITORIAL: SDF needs to sink its culture of secrecy and fully release Iraq logs

The Defense Ministry on May 23 submitted to the Diet a report on its in-house investigation into the discovery of daily logs of the Ground Self-Defense Force units deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2006 after the GSDF’s initial denial of their existence. The principal focus of the inquiry was on why the defense minister

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SOUTH SUDAN PEACE TALKS END WITHOUT DEAL

Talks in Ethiopia to revive South Sudan’s failed 2015 peace pact and end the country’s civil war broke up on Wednesday without a deal, mediators said, potentially prolonging a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions. Regional grouping IGAD has been helping to mediate and get South Sudan’s warring parties

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