Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Support for asserting Japan's military might in response to threats from North Korea and China may destabilize the region.
Everything to everyone – or is the F-35 a big expense for not much benefit?
U.S. Air Force/Alex R. Lloyd
The most expensive defense program in world history has yielded a multi-role fighter plane that is an inelegant jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.
South Africa’s army currently has about 80,000 active personnel.
Flickr/Spc. Taryn Hagerman, US. Army Africa
South Africa's army is in a dire situation because the government hasn't provided sufficient funding over the past two decades, hampering its ability to fulfil its duty.
The USS Gerald Ford in Newport News, Virginia, cost nearly $13 billion to build.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.