Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

China’s Navy To Temporarily Seal Off Part Of Yellow Sea

China’s Navy To Temporarily Seal Off Part Of Yellow Sea Global Times 2017/7/26 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1058122.shtml China’s navy will temporarily seal off part of the Yellow Sea to maritime traffic for “large-scale” military purposes, authorities announced, ahead of the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The area stretching from Qingdao, Shandong […]

China’s Strategy In Asia Is Simple: Kick America Out

Excerpts:   Six Concerns Complicating Accommodation   Behavior: China is a republic but not a democracy, and its government’s behavior toward its own citizens and toward foreigners and neighboring states, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, reminds Americans that bilateral relations cannot yet be normal and cooperation cannot yet be close.   Collision: The […]

ISIS In The Philippines

ISIS In The Philippines By Adam Petno, www.realcleardefense.com View Original July 14th, 2017 As the black flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fall in Iraq and Syria, new ones have been raised in the Philippines. That ISIS is losing its battle for territory in its home countries, Iraq and Syria, is indisputable. ISIS […]

The Trump Vision For America Abroad; By NSC Adviser LTG. H.R. McMaster

Conclusion: America First is rooted in confidence that our values are worth defending and promoting. This is a time of great challenge for our friends and allies around the globe — but it is also a moment of extraordinary opportunity. The American delegation returned from the trip with tremendous optimism about the future and what […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]

China/Russia ‘Double Freeze’ Proposal: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead Of U.S. Attempts To ‘Strangle’ North Korea At UNSC

The China-Russia proposal is aimed at getting the U.S. out of Korea; it assures that the DPRK nuclear program will continue. —————————————————————- www.rt.com July 6, 2017 Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead Of U.S. Attempts To ‘Strangle’ North Korea At UNSC Moscow has dismissed US-led calls at the UN Security Council to introduce new sanctions […]

Ri Jong Ho, High-Level Defector And Former Official In Office 39, Says North Korea Gets Much More Oil From Russia Than Previously Known

Ri Jong Ho, High-Level Defector And Former Official In Office 39, Says North Korea Gets Much More Oil From Russia Than Previously Known www.nkeconwatch.com View Original Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein In a fascinating interview by Kyodo News’s Tomotaro Inoue, Ri Jong Ho, a former high-level official in Office 39 of the Korean Worker’s Party, makes several […]

‘North Korea Now Has Capacity To Target Heart Of U.S. Pacific Command’

‘North Korea Now Has Capacity To Target Heart Of U.S. Pacific Command’ Published time: 5 Jul, 2017 10:45 Get short URL © United States Forces Korea AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook5Share to TwitterShare to RedditShare to StumbleUponShare to Google+Share to Tumblr The most sensible path, at this point, is for the US to end […]

China Proposes Halt To U.S. Military Exercises In South Korea: Beijing Brokering ‘Dual Suspension’ Of U.S. War Games & Nuke Missile Tests By Pyongyang

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/press-conference-recommendations-for-arming-ukraine-presented-by-general-breedlove-and-others-300477124.html China Proposes Halt to U.S. Military Exercises in South Korea at Talks Beijing brokering ‘dual suspension’ of U.S. war games and nuclear, missile tests by Pyongyang http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-proposes-halt-u-s-military-exercises-south-korea-talks/ US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to conduct a two question press conference after meeting with Chinese State […]