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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump’s Pick For Navy Secretary, Philip Bilden, Is A Financier And Friend Of China

https://qz.com/895355/the-white-house-nominated-businessman-philip-bilden-to-run-the-us-navy/ MILITARY SCUTTLEBUTT Trump’s Pick For Navy Secretary, Philip Bilden, Is A Financier And Friend Of China US president Donald Trump’s nomination of financier Philip Bilden for US Navy Secretary was a bit of a surprise to those in the organization he may soon run. After all, Bilden’s military experience is limited to serving in […]

South China Sea Disputes: Nearing A Solution – Or Is It?

http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CO17003.pdf?utm_source=getresponse&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rsis_publications&utm_content=RSIS+Commentary+003%2F2017+South+China+Sea+Disputes%3A+Nearing+a+Solution+%E2%80%93+Or+Is+It%3F+by+P+K+Ghosh+ RSIS Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical issues and contemporary developments. The views of the authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU. These commentaries may be reproduced electronically or in print […]

Taiwan Warns Of Increasing Threat As Chinese Warships Conduct Drill

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-defence-taiwan-idUKKBN14G058?feedType=nl&feedName=uktopnewsmid&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UK%20Evening%20News%202016-12-27&utm_term=UK%20Evening%20News Taiwan Warns Of Increasing Threat As Chinese Warships Conduct Drill Taiwan Sounds Alarm Over China Drills 02:08 · · · · By J.R. Wu | TAIPEI Taiwan warned on Tuesday that “the threat of our enemies is growing day by day”, as Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier sailed towards the island province of […]

China’s New Spratly Island Defenses

Sorry about the font size. China’s New Spratly Island DefensesChina appears to have built significant point-defense capabilities, in the form of large anti-aircraft guns and probable close-in weapons systems (CIWS), at each of its outposts in the Spratly Islands. AMTI began tracking the construction of identical, hexagon-shaped structures at Fiery Cross, Mischief, and Subi Reefs […]

Duterte Threatens To End Deal Letting U.S. Troops In Philippines

Duterte Threatens To End Deal Letting U.S. Troops In Philippines The Hill · by Nikita Vladimirov · December 17, 2016 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday threatened to end a longstanding bilateral agreement that allows U.S. troops to visit the country, the Associated Press reported. Duterte’s comments come after a federal agency called the Millennium Challenge Corporation hesitated to renew […]