Category Australia

Australia’s Ugly Turn In Afghanistan

David Maxwell Comment:  “A painful read but something all combat leaders at every level should read and reflect upon.” Australia’s ugly turn in Afghanistan The Sydney Morning Herald · by Chris Masters · June 8, 2018 Looking back, the chaplain was just what was needed. Afghanistan was turning into a slaughterhouse. Coalition casualties had as much as doubled […]

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 ‘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 […]

China Challenged Australian Warships In South China Sea

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea, reports say https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-challenged-australian-warships-in-south-china-sea-reports-say/ar-AAw62jx?li=BBnbfcL © The Anh/AP In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, photo, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is docked at Saigon port in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was one of the three Australian Navy ships to make four-day port call in Vietnam.… Prime Minister […]

Satellite Images Reveal Show Of Force By Chinese Navy In South China Sea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/exclusive-satellite-images-reveal-show-of-force-by-chinese-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1H3135 Exclusive: Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in South China Sea HANOI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show. Satellite photo dated […]

Israeli Defense Force Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Commercial Passenger Plane; IDF Also Recently Thwarted An Iranian Cyber Attack On Public And Private Sector Targets In Israel

Israeli Defense Force Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Commercial Passenger Plane; IDF Also Recently Thwarted An Iranian Cyber Attack On Public And Private Sector Targets In Israel   www.fortunascorner.com         The Times Of Israel reported yesterday afternoon (Feb. 21, 2018) that in “August 2017, Israel Defense Force (IDF) Military Intelligence Unit 8200 […]

China Is Tightening The Screws On Taiwan. Will Trump Act – And Risk Losing Beijing?

China Is Tightening the Screws on Taiwan. Will Trump Act – and Risk Losing Beijing? thecipherbrief.com · by | Cipher Brief Analysis · February 22, 2018 Bottom line: Beijing aimed skyward with its latest attempt to expand areas of influence, unilaterally opening up several flight routes including one between Shanghai and Hong Kong that is uncomfortably close to […]

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific: By Andrew Krepinevich

Excerpt: The Bottom Line: The National Defense Strategy does a service by getting the diagnosis right. But that is only the first step. To get the right prescription—the defense program—we will have to develop the operational concepts that link the ends sought with the means we can procure to achieve them. How To Implement The […]

China Influence Operations In Australia & New Zealand

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133969/new-zealand-investigates-claims-chinese-link-break-ins?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180220&utm_campaign=scmp_china&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2159688&sc_llid=11537&sc_lid=149290093&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email New Zealand investigates claims of Chinese link to break-ins at academic’s office and home Professor of Chinese politics says she was threatened before her home was burgled last week PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 4:28pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 11:07pm New Zealand authorities are investigating claims of Chinese links to break-ins […]