Category Australia

Retired Air Force General In Contention To Lead Pompeo’s Asia Team

Excerpts: Dave Stilwell served for 35 years before retiring from the Air Force at the rank of brigadier general in 2015. His last government job was as a top Asia official on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. There, he worked closely with then-Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris, who just became U.S. ambassador to South […]

U.S. Sends Two Warships Through Taiwan Strait Amid Heightened Tensions

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154260/us-sends-two-warships-through-taiwan-strait-amid?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180708&utm_campaign=scmp_today&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2288452&sc_llid=37921&sc_lid=153157789&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email US sends two warships through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing The Taiwanese government confirmed that the warships sailed through the waters separating Taiwan and the Chinese mainland on Saturday PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 2:38am UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 6:08am 5  Agence France-Presse Two United States warships entered the […]

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 […]

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 […]