Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

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 […]

Artificial Island Bases & Deployment Of Long-Range Bombers Extend China’s Pacific Power & Strategic Reach

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-06/01/content_8048570.htm CHINATop Stories Expert: H-6K has the capability to cruise Malacca Strait Source China Military Online Editor Li Jiayao Time 2018-06-01 A+– An H-6K bomber flies in the airspace over the South China Sea. Twelve H-6K bombers assigned to a division of the PLA Air Force recently conducted a long haul flight from the hinterland […]

China/Russia In A ‘Bear Hug:’ Beijing Vows To Deepen Ties With Moscow, Takes Swipe At U.S.

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2147951/chinas-wang-qishan-vows-deepen-ties-russia-takes-veiled-swipe-us?aid=197778625&sc_src=email_2251631&sc_llid=848&sc_lid=151958759&sc_uid=u6Hfa5YFR2&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GME-O-TradeWar-May18&utm_content=us-180529 China’s Wang Qishan vows to deepen ties with Russia, takes veiled swipe at US Vice-president tells forum in St Petersburg there will be no winners from a trade war between China and America, and Beijing has to be ready PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 May, 2018, 9:36pm UPDATED : Saturday, 26 May, 2018, 11:39pm 13  […]

The China Problem: North Korea Is Just Part Of The Challenge Confronting Trump And The United States

The China Problem Column: North Korea is just a part of the challenge confronting Trump and the United States Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Matthew Continetti May 25, 2018 4:59 am “I think I understand why that happened,” President Trump said Thursday, reflecting on a change in North Korean behavior that prompted him to cancel […]

China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony: U.S. Urged To Counter Beijing’s Military, Economic Expansion

China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony U.S. urged to counter Beijing’s military, economic expansion China’s President Xi Jinping / Getty Images China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony U.S. urged to counter Beijing’s military, economic expansion China’s President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz May 17, 2018 2:30 pm China’s large-scale military buildup, regional coercion, and […]

How We Lost The Great Pacific War | U.S. Naval Institute

How We Lost the Great Pacific War | U.S. Naval Institute by Captain Dale Rielage usni.org The memorial services had finally run their course. Neither of the carriers lost had been homeported at Pearl, but the toll among the destroyers had been more than enough to cast a pall across the island. Having exhausted all the […]

What Beijing Is Building In The South China Sea

Apr 30, 2018 | 14:43 GMT What Beijing is Building in the South China Sea https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/what-beijing-building-south-china-sea Since China began its extensive land reclamation program in the South China Sea in 2013, Beijing has focused on improving its presence and infrastructure at seven locations in the Spratly Island chain: Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross, Gaven, Hughes, Johnson, […]