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U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump

U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump: report By Max Greenwood, thehill.com View Original May 24th, 2017 A United States Navy war ship neared an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in the first U.S. freedom of navigation operation under the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reported. […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

Chinese Defense Adviser Says Djibouti Naval Facility Is A Much-Needed ‘Military Base’

Chinese Defense Adviser Says Djibouti Naval Facility Is A Much-Needed ‘Military Base’ By Minnie Chan, www.scmp.com View Original May 13th, 2017 An influential Chinese defence adviser explicitly called the navy installation China is establishing in the East African country of Djibouti a “military base” and said China will need more facilities like it to protect the nation’s […]

Xi’s $500 Billion Push To Reshape The World In China’s Image

Xi’s $500 Billion Push To Reshape The World In China’s Image By Bloomberg News, www.stripes.com View Original May 12th, 2017 HONG KONG — China is one of the few countries in the world today with money to spend, and Xi Jinping is ready to write some checks. China’s president will host 28 world leaders in Beijing on […]

China Urged U.S. To Fire Pacific Command Chief Harris In Return For Pressure On North Korea

Comments by David Maxwell:  When was the last time we conducted freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea?  Perhaps the call for Admiral Harris’ removal was the extreme Chinese negotiating position and what they actually wanted and got was no freedom of navigation operations. China Urged U.S. To Fire Pacific Command Chief Harris […]

How Russian Fleet Copes With US-NATO Military Challenge In Asia-Pacific

How Russian Fleet Copes With US-NATO Military Challenge In Asia-Pacific © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov Politics 17:59 21.04.2017 (updated 18:00 21.04.2017) Get short URL 97648614 While the US Navy continues to beef up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Pacific Fleet is by no means sitting on its hands, Russian military expert Viktor Murakhovsky told […]

Thinking Through a North Korean “Downfall” – Modern War Institute

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I would like policymakers and strategists to think about the answer to one question:  What if you learned today that Kim Jong-un was dead (by whatever method, from natural causes to assassination), what  immediate and subsequent actions would you take?  What […]

China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line”

Comments highlighted below in blue are by David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  It would be something if China had a “bottom line” on the north Korea situation.   Disinformation?  Someone China get out ahead of themselves?  Note that the editorial has been taken down […]

Phishing In Troubled Waters: Confronting Cyber Espionage Across The Pacific & The Strait Of Taiwan

The 20 page report can be downloaded at this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-Taiwan-Cyber-Final.pdf Phishing In Troubled Waters Confronting Cyber Espionage Across the Pacific and the Strait of Taiwan By Harry Krejsa and Hannah Suh, www.cnas.org View Original April 10th, 2017 Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief […]

Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control Of ‘Maritime Silk Road;’ Investing Billions In Foreign Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels

Following Mahan’s playbook?  RCP https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-shipping-giants-seek-control-of-maritime-silk-road-1491557405 Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control of ‘Maritime Silk Road’ Companies Investing Billions In Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels     Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at a 2014 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of the Colombo Port City Project. PHOTO: LI TAO/ZUMA […]