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The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Major Garrett writes on CBS News’s website this evening, February 17, 2017, that Navy Secretary nominee, Philip Bilden is set to withdraw his nomination, perhaps as early as this weekend, according to […]

Manila Predicts Beijing Will Build Base On Scarborough Shoal

Manila Predicts Beijing Will Build Base On Scarborough Shoal By Sam Lagrone, news.usni.org View Original February 10th, 2017 This week the Philippine defense secretary predicted China would start building an artificial island on the bones of Scarborough Shoal. If unopposed, China would likely attempt to build an installation like the several bases Beijing has constructed in the […]

The Blackwater Of Jihad

The Blackwater Of Jihad By Rao Komar, Christian Borys, Eric Woods, foreignpolicy.com View Original February 10th, 2017 Heavily armed and expertly kitted with body armor and ballistic helmets, the men can be seen defending bunkers, storming buildings, and even posing by whiteboards giving tactical lessons. Though the titles of these YouTube videos are written in Russian Cyrillic, their background […]

U.S./China In Near-Miss: Chinese KJ-200 Early Warning Aircraft & A U.S. Navy P-3C Reconnaissance Plane Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Each Other This Week — In International Air Space; But, Near The Disputed Island Chain In The South China Sea

U.S./China In Near-Miss:  Chinese KJ-200  Early Warning Aircraft & A U.S. Navy P-3C Reconnaissance Plane Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Each Other This Week —  In International Air Space; But, Near The Disputed Island Chain In The South China Sea      Simon Holmes writes in the February 10, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail […]

Why China May Have Made A Massive Mistake In The South China Sea

Why China May Have Made A Massive Mistake In The South China Sea http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-china-may-have-made-massive-mistake-the-south-china-sea-19350?page=show February 7, 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comment during his confirmation hearing that the United States would deny China access to its man-made island bases in the South China Sea caused a predictable furor. However, few people seriously think the […]

China’s Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?

  China’s Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead? Jeff M. Smith The Diplomat February 7, 2017 I first visited Hainan Island six years ago, part of an annual exchange of delegations my think tank, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), has been conducting with China since 1994. Led by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]

Army Must Be Ready For Multi-Domain Battle In Pacific ‘Tomorrow’

I thought the comment below was an excerpt from the article; but, are Dave Maxwell’s comments.  I apologize for my oversight and thank Jim Kurtz for the heads up.  RCP \ Dave Maxwell:  Note comments on Korea: There’s a real sense of urgency on Multi-Domain Battle in the Pacific, too Brown told the Center for […]

War With China? U.S., North Korea Among ‘Five Potential Threats’ Named By Chinese Military Strategists

Excerpt: However, in light of the growing consensus among political observers that China and the U.S. are heading towards a showdown, the latest revelation may be pertinent for Trump to try and find some common ground with China. The document suggests that if war were to break out in the Korean Peninsula, China’s northern and […]

Red Lines And Red Carpets In The South China Sea

Excerpts: As the administration develops this new strategy, U.S. leaders must decide which Chinese actions they can deter at an acceptable level of risk. In so doing, they should evaluate eight potential South China Sea crisis scenarios: Reclamation at Scarborough Shoal: Blockade of Second Thomas Shoal: Announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ): Declaration […]