Category Philippines

Philippines: Scores Of Islamic State Fighters On Mindanao Island

David Maxwell Comment:  “What do terrorist organizations find in Mindanao?  Sanctuary (relative), mobility, resources, and local terrorist groups for exploitation.   What does it take to mitigate the threats?  First and foremost a political solution from the Philippine government (particularly with the MILF) and then presence, patience, and persistence by government agencies and security forces.”: Philippines: Scores […]

ISIS is Doubling Down on The Philippines

Excerpt: ISIS is Doubling Down on The Philippines Bynews.siteintelgroup.com4 minsWednesday, 10 October 2018  Rita KatzView Original In August, I wrote an analysis on an increasingly evident aim by the Islamic State (ISIS) “to establish a more substantial base in the Philippines.” My assessment was based on recent events in the country, the most notable of which being the […]

U.S. Sending Billions Worth Of Spy Planes To Asian Allies

U.S. Sending Billions Worth of Spy Planes To Asian Allies breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary US Navy P-8 Poseidon WASHINGTON: The State Department has approved the $2.6 billion sale of six P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft and 64 Patriot anti-ballistic missile weapons to South Korea. It’s another sign that U.S. allies are stocking up on American military tech to counter China, while […]

Simon Draper: China’s Mysterious Belt And Road Initiative

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/106338314/simon-draper-chinas-mysterious-belt-and-road-initiative Simon Draper: China’s mysterious Belt and Road Initiative SIMON DRAPER Last updated 05:00, August 20 2018 CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS People take pictures in front of a “Golden Bridge on Silk Road” installation, set up ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in China in 2017. OPINION: If you’ve hosted any visitors from China lately, you may […]

Beijing Tightens Screws On Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan Residents Working On Mainland

https://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2160383/new-mainland-china-id-card-hong-kong-macau-and-taiwan?amp=1 POLITICS New mainland China ID card for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents will be revoked if holders pose threat to country, documents reveal State Council, China’s cabinet, publicises document detailing application arrangements for new smart cards Tony Cheung UPDATED : Sunday, 19 Aug 2018, 11:27PM Hongkongers working and living in mainland China will have their […]

China Builds Spy Satellites To Monitor South China Sea

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/china-builds-spy-satellites-to-monitor-south-china-sea#gs.OO5X6tU China Builds Spy Satellites to Monitor South China Sea Optical satellite image of Leizhou harbor, Guangdong (Sanya Institute / file image) BY MAREX 2018-08-17 10:57:50 According to Chinese state media, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is now working on a fleet of 10 satellites to monitor shipping in the South China Sea. Beijing claims more than […]

Chinese Bombers Likely Training For U.S. Strikes: Pentagon

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-bombers-likely-training-us-strikes-pentagon-194141619.html Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon 1 / 2A J15 fighter jet landing on China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill (AFP Photo/-)Washington (AFP) – Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

The U.S. Navy Just Got The Green Light To Stick It To China With Game-Changing New Missiles

https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.businessinsider.com/us-navy-green-lit-to-stick-it-to-china-with-new-missiles-tactics-maritime-tomahawk-south-china-sea-2018-8 The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles ·         Alex Lockie ·         Aug 14, 2018, 12:19 PM ET ReutersRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law […]

A New Young Rebellion Is Brewing In China

The comment highlighted before the body of the article is by/from David Maxwell; and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com. David Maxwell Comment:  “As someone once said  the simple (or simplistic) Chinese equation is energy security = economic growth  = domestic stability = the Chinese Communist Party remaining in power. […]