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The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/emerging-trump-doctrine-strategic-savvy/ The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta   June 17, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) BESA Center Perspectives Paper […]

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia?

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia? By Ashley Westerman, www.npr.org View Original June 11th, 2017 A recent string of violent episodes in Southeast Asian countries sheds some light on the challenges facing this region as it grapples with extremism. In Indonesia last month, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Jakarta bus station. […]

To Keep Control Of The Seas And The World, Trump Must Rebuild The Navy

To Keep Control Of The Seas And The World, Trump Must Rebuild The Navy China And Russia Have Decided That The Sea Is The Place To Challenge America’s Global Leadership By Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O’Brien • 06/07/17 6:30am The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) on December 7, 2016 in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. […]

A U.S. Attack On North Korea Would Be Catastrophic — But The U.S. Might Still Do It

Excerpts: As North Korea draws ever closer to possessing a nuclear weapon that could hit the US mainland, President Donald Trump and his top military advisers must weigh whether or not they’d launch a preemptive strike on North Korea and risk potentially millions of lives in the process.   But even though a US military […]

Carried Away: The Inside Story Of How The Carl Vinson’s Canceled Port Visit Sparked A Global Crisis

David Maxwell:  This will be a case study in the Public Affairs and IO communities for years to come. Carried Away: The Inside Story Of How The Carl Vinson’s Canceled Port Visit Sparked A Global Crisis By David B. Larter, www.navytimes.com View Original April 23rd, 2017 In early April, officials at U.S. Pacific Command were developing plans […]

Taiwan Warns Of Increasing Threat As Chinese Warships Conduct Drill

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-defence-taiwan-idUKKBN14G058?feedType=nl&feedName=uktopnewsmid&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UK%20Evening%20News%202016-12-27&utm_term=UK%20Evening%20News Taiwan Warns Of Increasing Threat As Chinese Warships Conduct Drill Taiwan Sounds Alarm Over China Drills 02:08 · · · · By J.R. Wu | TAIPEI Taiwan warned on Tuesday that “the threat of our enemies is growing day by day”, as Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier sailed towards the island province of […]

Countering China’s Adventurism In The South China Sea: Strategy Options For The Incoming Trump National Security Team

counteringchinainsourhchinaseawww.forrtunascorner.com      Ross Babbage, who is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Australia’s Center For Strategic & Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Forum Ltd.has just had his paper (88 pages) with the title above published by his organization — CSBA , and, is attached at the link above.      Mr. […]

Australia’s Intelligence Agencies Will Be Scrutinized; Undergo A Broad Review; Partial Results Due 1st Half Of 2017

http://theconversation.com/intelligence-agencies-to-be-scrutinised-68363?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest from The Conversation for November 8 2016 – 5981&utm_content=Latest from The Conversation for November 8 2016 – 5981+CID_1de40f670931248e807141701136eae9&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Intelligence agencies to be scrutinised Get our newsletter Intelligence Agencies To Be Scrutinized November 7, 2016 4.02am EST  Michelle Grattan ‎ Professor Michael L’Estrange will be one of three to conduct a review into Australia’s intelligence agencies. Alan […]

“Cyber Terrorism”: Hyperbole or Reality? | RealClearDefense

A view from Australia. “Cyber Terrorism”: Hyperbole or Reality? | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Ash CollingburnNovember 03, 2016 ‘Cyber terrorism’: hyperbole or reality? National security wrap Can France still afford its nuclear deterrence? Re-hyphenating the Indo-Pacific Cyber wrap X Story Stream recent articles ‘Cyber terrorism’ is a catchy term, and appears to have resonated publicly because of […]

More Signs Of Waining U.S. Influence In The Pacific Region: China And Malaysia Sign Wide Ranging Naval Co-Operation Deal

  Doubtful that this is what was envisioned with the ‘U.S. Pivot To Asia’  RCP https://www.ft.com/content/76e53d98-a031-11e6-891e-abe238dee8e2 FINANCIAL TIMES China And Malaysia Sign Wide Ranging Naval Co-Operation Deal Beijing denies it is trying to buy better relations with neighbours Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, and China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the […]