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Does Australia Need A Massive U.S. Naval Base?

Does Australia Need a Massive U.S. Naval Base? | RealClearDefense · by Euan Graham The U.S. Naval War College’s James Holmes, a strategist of serious stature, has suggested that the U.S. Navy should establish a ‘massive’ base in Australia. This isn’t Holmes’s first stab at this. His initial proposal, back in 2011, apparently received the ‘gimlet-eye’ treatment from […]

Australian Army Reveals Battlefield Secrets That Helped Defeat Islamic State

Excerpts: Major General Roger Noble spoke of the need to challenge the extremist narrative espoused by IS fighters in the bid to eradicate the terrorist group from Syria and Iraq. “It’s [more than] clearing cities, destroying targets, dropping bombs, the Western focus on kinetic fighting — it’s to defeat the idea,” he said. … The […]

China Could Overwhelm U.S. Military In Asia In Hours, Australian Report Says

If our/U.S. allies in the Pacific really believe this — then there may be more urgency on their part to develop a nuclear weapons capability.  RCP, fortunascorner China could overwhelm US military in Asia in hours, Australian report says By Brad Lendon, CNN Updated 10:25 AM ET, Tue August 20, 2019 Hong Kong (CNN)The US military […]

Stealing A March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare In The Indo-Pacific; Issues And Options For Allied Defense Planners

Volume 1 can be downloaded here: Volume 2 (Case Studies) can be downloaded here: Stealing a March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare in the Indo-Pacific; Issues and Options for Allied Defense Planners July 24, 2019  Ross Babbage Resources: Strategy & Policy Volumes 1 & 2: Stealing a March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare in the Indo-Pacific: Issues and Options for Allied […]

Secretary Of Defense Esper: U.S. To Soon Put Intermediate Range Missile In Asia

Excerpts: Some Pentagon estimates have suggested that a low-flying cruise missile with a potential range of about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) could be flight-tested this month and be ready for deployment in 18 months. A ballistic missile with a range of roughly 3,000 to 4,000 kilometers (1,860 to 2,490 miles) could take five years or […]

A Thucydides Fallacy: The New Model Of Power Relations For Southeast Asia, the U.S. And China

Excerpts: In response, Bonnie Glaser — an American scholar and Asia observer — warned the region to “not draw a false equivalence between U.S. and Chinese actions.” Glaser suggested “the choice that Southeast Asia must make is not between the U.S. and China,” but “between a future in which there are shared rules and norms […]

Gen. Mark Milley: China Is Main National Security Challenge For Next 50 To 100 Years

Gen. Mark Milley: China Is Main National Security Challenge for Next 50 to 100 Years 47 China Photos/Getty Images Kristina Wong 11 Jul 2019122 5:02 China is the United States’ main national security challenge for the next 50 to 100 years, the Army general picked to become the top military officer in the United States […]

The 70-Year Spy Alliance The U.S. Says It May Cut Off

The 70-Year Spy Alliance the U.S. Says It May Cut Off Bloomberg · by Emma Vickers · June 30, 2019 Looking for you Getty Images Getty Images Born out of World War II, it’s the world’s deepest and most comprehensive collaboration among spy services. But now the U.S. has threatened to limit the intelligence it supplies to the so-called Five […]

Australia Planning New Port In North For Use By U.S. Marines

Australia planning new port in north for use by US Marines: report France 24 · June 24, 2019 ADVERTISING Sydney (AFP) Australia is planning to build a new deep-water port on its northern coast able to accommodate US Marine deployments as part of efforts to counter China’s growing presence in the region, the ABC reported Monday. […]

Satellite Imagery Reveals Chinese Navy’s War Games For A Possible Attack On Taiwan

David Maxwell Comment: “I would say more than just corvettes and mine layers.  But the asymmetric defense strategy is key (air land, and sea –  and the land is especially suitable for asymmetric defense concepts – the terrain of Taiwan could be a “blackhole” with the proper defenses – assuming the PLA can even get […]