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Aerial Photos’ Point To New Chinese Signals Hub’In The Heart Of The South China Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133678/aerial-photos-point-new-chinese-signals-hub-heart-south Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

China To Build More Naval Bases To Augment The Maritime Part Of Their Belt-And-Road Strategy

More support bases to be built to assist PLA Navy: analyst By Yang Sheng Global Times 2018/2/12 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1089427.shtml It is reasonable and necessary for China to strengthen its maritime power as it is becoming stronger, Chinese experts said after People’s Daily published three articles on a whole page to emphasize the importance of building China […]

Beijing Plays Down South Korea’s Claims Chinese Warplanes Breached Its Air Defense Zone

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2131085/south-korea-accuses-chinese-military-plane-entering-air Beijing plays down South Korea’s claims Chinese warplanes breached its air defense zone Drills were ‘lawful and reasonable … not targeted at any specific country or region’, air force spokesman says PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 December, 2017, 3:10pm UPDATED : Monday, 18 December, 2017, 11:21pm Kristin Huang Seoul on Monday accused Beijing of infringing […]

Kissinger: North Korea Setting Off Nuclear Domino Effect

Kissinger: North Korea Setting Off Nuclear Domino Effect thecipherbrief.com · by | Jasmine Khayami and Matthew Sussis · January 26, 2018 A failure to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program would not only pose a threat to U.S. territory, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told a congressional panel. It would encourage other countries to develop their own […]

As Trump Focuses On North Korea, China Pushes Into West Pacific

Excerpt: China is employing a “cabbage strategy” in which it gradually surrounds a disputed area with multiple layers of security, according to June Teufel Dreyer, a University of Miami political science professor and author of “Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun” — a 2016 book on China-Japan ties.   “To the extent Taiwan and […]

The Reviews Are In: Here’s What Experts Are Saying About Jim Mattis’ New Strategy

The reviews are in: Here’s what experts are saying about Jim Mattis’ new strategy Washington Examiner · by Politics · January 19, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the new National Defense Strategy on Friday, a mostly classified document with a public portion that moves away from anti-terrorism as the top mission and focuses on peer competitors Russia and China. […]

A Secret Warrior’s Secret War In Laos

A secret warrior’s secret war in Laos heraldtribune.com · by Lee Williams Decorated Green Beret John Meyer, who ran reconnaissance missions, will be the featured speaker at the Fifth Annual Florida Fun Shoot. Lee Williams Topics EditorAs the ancient Sikorsky H-34 helicopter carrying an elite six-man reconnaissance team was spiraling down toward a landing zone in Laos, […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Set To Visit China In Spring

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2128153/us-defence-chief-jim-mattis-set-visit-china-spring?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180115&utm_campaign=scmp_china&emarsys=1&sc_src=email_2127414&sc_llid=12596&sc_lid=148428138&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE US defence chief Jim Mattis set to visit China in spring, Pentagon spokeswoman says Mattis likely to ask Beijing to step up efforts towards achieving a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 11:31am UPDATED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 10:51pm 5  Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Chinese military […]

The Taiwan Strait After A Second Korean War

The Diplomat FEATURES Soldiers from Taiwan’s special forces move past colored smoke during a helicopter landing training and all-out defense demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan (Dec. 14, 2017). Image Credit: AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War The end of the Kim regime would spell trouble for the Taiwan Strait. By Eric Chan […]

World War I Stands As A Lesson Against A “Bloody Nose” Strike On North Korea

World War I Stands as a Lesson Against a “Bloody Nose” Strike on North Korea angrystaffofficer.com · by Angry Staff Officer · January 10, 2018 How do you solve a problem like North Korea? This is the song that Pentagon planners have been singing for decades now. We’re told that there are plans to use a limited strike […]