Category Philippines

Philippines Suspends Abrogation Of Defense Pact With U.S.

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US The Washington Post · by Jim Gomez | AP MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. […]

Win Without Fighting: China Waging A Maritime Insurgency – Could Beat U.S. Without Firing A Shot

Win Without Fighting The United States is devoting significant energy to preparing for great power war, but China is waging a maritime insurgency—and could win without firing a shot. By Hunter Stires June 2020 Proceedings Vol. 146/6/1,408 usni.org · June 1, 2020 The prioritization of China as the Department of Defense’s pacing threat and the renewed […]

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression. 

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression.    www.fortunascorner.com    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) posted a May 27, 2020 […]

Last Chance For U.S. To Counter China’s Rise

Last chance for US to counter China’s rise China has leveraged the Covid-19 crisis to assert its power across Asia while traditional US allies feel increasingly left in the lurch asiatimes.com · by Grant Newsham · May 27, 2020 When you’ve got a house full of sick people you don’t usually go out looking for a fight. But […]

America’s Oldest Military Ally In Asia Turns Toward China

America’s oldest military ally in Asia turns toward China Axios · by Camille Elemia When the Philippines needed resources to fight its coronavirus outbreak, it turned not to its American allies, but to China. Why it matters: The Philippines was a U.S. colony for half a century and is America’s oldest military ally in Asia. But the Southeast […]

China Seizes Covid-19 Advantage In South China Sea

China seizes Covid-19 advantage in South China Sea China ramps up military drills and energy exploitation in contested waterway while US military bogged down in virus crisis at home by Richard Javad Heydarian April 1, 2020 MANILA – With the Covid-19 pandemic mostly contained in China and now wreaking havoc on the United States, security analysts are […]

U.S. Ship Sails Through Taiwan Strait As Jibes Bite

Excerpts: The ship’s passage comes at a time of thus heightened political tensions between the US and China – and after Beijing has repeatedly buzzed Taiwan with military jets and ships despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Anger is rising on the self-ruled democratic island that Taiwan has had to scramble its own fighter jets in […]

China Launches New Facilities In West Philippine Sea Just As World’s Eyes Fixed On COVID-19

The adversary gets a vote………… Excerpts: Maritime security expert Collin Koh said the launching of two new research centers by China at this time is a significant development. “Some may think that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic would have distracted Beijing from these maritime flashpoints,” Koh told INQUIRER.net. “Truth is, this is far from the case. […]

The Lost Battle Of The South China Sea, Refought

The Lost Battle of the South China Sea, Refought By Kyle Mizokami March 2020 Proceedings Vol. 146/2/1,405 The Innovation Cell FacebookTwitterRedditEmail Share Comments One fascinating way to determine the suitability of weapons and tactics is through wargaming. And modern, computer wargames can offer previously unseen levels of fidelity and accuracy over tabletop versions. One game […]

China Threatens EMP Attack In South China Sea

Comment From Dr. Mark Schneider:  “The Global Times is the main Chinese English language IO outlet. It would not publish something like this without high level sanction. EMP is not really my area and I have not researched Chinese EMP for over a decade. When I did, I found a lot of Chinese literature on […]