The military's insatiable appetite for intelligence from drone-recorded video means a group of analysts in a cold, dark building are struggling to cope with the emotional toll of wars thousands of miles away.
Takashi Onaga backs moving the US military entirely off Okinawa. He would scrap a deal already forged between Japan and the US to shift Futenma air base to a new location, but Prime Minister Abe has the ultimate say.
Russian media has presented photographs, said to have been taken by a Western satellite, showing a Ukrainian fighter jet firing a missile at Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine July 17.
Islamic State troops withdrew from Iraq's biggest oil refinery Saturday, after months of fighting there. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey made a surprise visit to Iraq Saturday, his first since the current campaign began.