Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

U.S. To Snub PLA Navy Anniversary State Department Vetoed Plan To Send Warships For Naval Parade In Qingdao

Senior Editor 202-465-8616 freebeacon.com @billgertz On Apr 5, 2019, at 3:24 PM, Mark Schneider <drmarkschneider1@gmail.com> wrote: U.S. to Snub PLA Navy Anniversary State Department vetoed plan to send warships for naval parade in Qingdao Share Tweet Email Getty Images   · ·  ·    ·  ·  ··  ·    BY: Bill Gertz April 3, 2019 4:59 am The Trump administration has blocked […]

China Is Testing the United States

Much like Bing West, Seth Cropsey is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   China Is Testing the United States . By Seth Cropsey April 02, 2019 AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying On Saturday 30 March, Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force dispatched four long-range bombers, electronic jamming and intelligence planes, and two or possibly more fighter aircraft over […]

U.S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces To Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup

U.S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces to Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup Pacific commander calls China ‘greatest long-term threat’ Share Tweet Email Navy Adm. Philip Davidson / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz February 13, 2019 5:00 am The U.S. military is adding forces and bases in Asia to counter a “massive” buildup of Chinese military forces and aggressive […]

Beijing Accuses U.S. Of Illegally Crossing Its Sovereign Borders In South China Sea

Beijing Accuses US of Illegally Crossing Its Sovereign Borders in S China Sea © AP Photo / Xinhua Asia & Pacific 14:09 11.02.2019(updated 14:31 11.02.2019) Get short URL 5251 China protests and expresses dissatisfaction with US vessels entering the waters near the Spratly Islands, an archipelago in the South China Sea that Beijing continues to regard […]

A Resurgent Russia Sets Its Sights On Asia

Excerpts: In another sign of the new world disorder, this Thursday the US offered to hold arms-control talks with Russia at an upcoming UN meeting in Beijing. The meeting comes against the backdrop of US accusations that Moscow has violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement by deploying nuclear-capable cruise missiles that could target […]

‘Last Adult’ James Mattis Leaves The Room: What Next For Asia?

‘Last Adult’ James Mattis Leaves The Room: What Next For Asia? South China Morning Post · December 21, 2018 The resignation of United States Defence Secretary James Mattis, the so-called last adult in the room in the Trump administration, has plunged the future of the decades-old security balance in Asia into doubt. Mattis’ exit, after nearly […]

U.S. Navy Warships Just Rocked The Taiwan Strait In A Power Play Ahead Of Trump’s Meeting With The Chinese President

U.S. Navy Warships Just Rocked The Taiwan Strait In A Power Play Ahead Of Trump’s Meeting With The Chinese President Business Insider · by Ryan Pickrell · November 29, 2018 The US Navy destroyer USS Stockdale and the underway replenishment oiler USNS Pecos sailed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday. The maneuver through the closely-watched strait comes just days […]

The End Of U.S. Naval Dominance In Asia

The End Of U.S. Naval Dominance In Asia by Robert Rosslawfareblog.com · November 18, 2018 Editor’s Note: Although the Trump administration has made much of China’s rise when it comes to trade, the president should be focused more on the security implications. Robert Ross of Boston College points to the decline in U.S. naval strength in […]

U.S. To Join Australia In Papua New Guinea Naval Base Plan

U.S. To Join Australia In Papua New Guinea Naval Base Plan BBC · November 17, 2018 The US says it will join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China’s growing influence. Vice-President Mike Pence said the three countries would work together on the facility on […]

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.org View Original August 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 […]