Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

Make No Mistake, China Really Does Want To Dominate The Pacific

Excerpts: Importantly, the erosion of U.S. military and naval supremacy is also being accelerated by China’s successful political warfare strategy and America’s sluggish response. Beijing is waging a whole-of-society “total competition.” The techno-nationalist approach seeks to achieve economic preeminence on the back of emerging information-centric technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D manufacturing, and quantum computing. All […]

U.S. Plans To Counter Chinese Influence In Asia With New Pacific Missile, Cyber Task Force

US plans to counter Chinese influence in Asia with new Pacific missile, cyber task force By REUTERS 2 min View Original Under McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: […]

China Is Blowing Its Chance In The Asia-Pacific;s%20Picks%20OC <> ARGUMENT<> China Is Blowing Its Chance in the Asia-Pacific Beijing needs a better strategy to ease the United States out. BY ANDREI LUNGU<> | DECEMBER 12, 2019, 10:50 AM [Chinese soldiers sit atop tanks as they drive in a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of […]

South China Sea: Beijing Accuses U.S. Of Militarisation

South China Sea: Beijing accuses US of militarisation Why is the South China Sea contentious? 12 July 2016 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei all have competing claims over territory in the South China Sea Rival countries have wrangled over territory in the South China Sea for centuries, […]

Did China Just Announce The End Of U.S. Primacy In The Pacific?

Excerpts: In short, in the event of a naval clash between China and the U.S., the likelihood of America’s fleet being sent to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is very high. The potential loss of the Pacific Fleet cannot be taken lightly: it could serve as a trigger for the release of nuclear weapons […]

China Could Overwhelm U.S. Military In Asia In Hours, Australian Report Says

If our/U.S. allies in the Pacific really believe this — then there may be more urgency on their part to develop a nuclear weapons capability.  RCP, fortunascorner China could overwhelm US military in Asia in hours, Australian report says By Brad Lendon, CNN Updated 10:25 AM ET, Tue August 20, 2019 Hong Kong (CNN)The US military […]

Stealing A March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare In The Indo-Pacific; Issues And Options For Allied Defense Planners

Volume 1 can be downloaded here: Volume 2 (Case Studies) can be downloaded here: Stealing a March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare in the Indo-Pacific; Issues and Options for Allied Defense Planners July 24, 2019  Ross Babbage Resources: Strategy & Policy Volumes 1 & 2: Stealing a March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare in the Indo-Pacific: Issues and Options for Allied […]

Secretary Of Defense Esper: U.S. To Soon Put Intermediate Range Missile In Asia

Excerpts: Some Pentagon estimates have suggested that a low-flying cruise missile with a potential range of about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) could be flight-tested this month and be ready for deployment in 18 months. A ballistic missile with a range of roughly 3,000 to 4,000 kilometers (1,860 to 2,490 miles) could take five years or […]

Why Russia And China Are Joining Forces

Excerpts: Mr. Trump’s critics argue that Washington can’t afford to alienate longtime allies as adversaries coalesce against the U.S. They also warn that the institutions that constrained great-power competition are decaying at an accelerating pace. And businesses around the world need the kind of policy predictability that Trump-era diplomacy is steadily eroding. True enough, and […]

A Thucydides Fallacy: The New Model Of Power Relations For Southeast Asia, the U.S. And China

Excerpts: In response, Bonnie Glaser — an American scholar and Asia observer — warned the region to “not draw a false equivalence between U.S. and Chinese actions.” Glaser suggested “the choice that Southeast Asia must make is not between the U.S. and China,” but “between a future in which there are shared rules and norms […]