Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

Let’s Not Invite China To Invade Taiwan

David Maxwell Wrote: “Strong words from Gordon Chang”: Let’s Not Invite China to Invade Taiwan By Gordon G. Chang, nationalinterest.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 In “The United States Must Be Realistic on Taiwan,” Lyle Goldstein, writing on this site, misreads Taiwan’s history, portrays Chinese territorial ambitions as benign, and essentially argues Washington must do what China says because it has […]

China Reveals Test Of New Hypersonic Missile

China Reveals Test of New Hypersonic Missile ‘Starry Sky-2’ wave rider designed to carry nuclear warheads through missile defenses ShareTweetEmail China’s President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz August 10, 2018 5:00 am China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, […]

U.S. Was Right To Give China’s Navy The Boot

U.S. Was Right to Give China’s Navy the Boot By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.com View Original August 2nd, 2018 Let’s hit the beach!Photo by: Photographer: Woohae Cho/Getty Images The vast annual military operation known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (simply RIMPAC in Pentagon jargon) just concluded on the beaches of Southern California with a huge demonstration of […]

CIA: China Is Waging A ‘Quiet Kind Of Cold War’ Against U.S.

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “And what was one of  the most prevalent forms of warfare during the Cold War?  Political Warfare.  You may not be interested in political warfare but it […]

Retired Air Force General In Contention To Lead Pompeo’s Asia Team

Excerpts: Dave Stilwell served for 35 years before retiring from the Air Force at the rank of brigadier general in 2015. His last government job was as a top Asia official on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. There, he worked closely with then-Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris, who just became U.S. ambassador to South […]

Why A Chinese Spy Ship Is Hanging Out Next To Hawaii

Why a Chinese Spy Ship Is Hanging Out Next to Hawaii The international fleet gathered for U.S. Navy-led exercises is being watched by an uninvited visitor. By Kyle Mizokami Jul 17, 2018 Haijun360 The fleet of ships from across the Asia-Pacific region that has assembled for 2018’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises have a familiar observer: a […]

China Is Quietly Conducting Electronic Warfare Tests In The South China Sea

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/05/us-intel-report-china-quietly-testing-electronic-warfare-assets-on-sp.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain China is quietly conducting electronic warfare tests in the South China Sea ·           ·         China is quietly testing electronic warfare assets recently installed at fortified outposts in the South China Sea, sources tell CNBC. ·         Electronic warfare assets are designed to confuse or disable communications and radar systems. ·         A Pentagon spokesperson declined to comment on intelligence […]

The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning

Conclusion: In the end, the U.S. and China economic rivalry probably won’t be decided by administrative law judges or trade negotiators, but in the global marketplace. Right now, the U.S. still enjoys a lead in many tech and manufacturing sectors, particularly aerospace and biotech.   Yet the days when China could be dismissed as merely […]

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA By Ben Ho Wan Beng and Gary Lehmann, breakingdefense.com View Original July 1st, 2018 Marine Corps F4F Wildcat fighters lie wrecked on Wake after the battle. Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) is the new Navy-Marine Corps concept for using land units forward-deployed ashore to help win a naval […]

China Adds Advanced Missiles To South China Sea Islands: Pentagon Plans Major Response To Chinese Hegemony

China Adds Advanced Missiles to South China Sea Islands Pentagon plans major response to Chinese hegemony Share Tweet Email This photo shows an aerial shot of part of mischief reef in the disputed Spratly islands / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz June 14, 2018 5:00 am China’s military has stepped up militarizing disputed islands in the […]