Category Philippines

U.S. Admiral Warns: Only War Can Now Stop Beijing Controlling The South China Sea

http://www.news.com.au/world/us-admiral-warns-only-war-can-now-stop-beijing-controlling-the-south-china-sea/news-story/0f8f99c3fb4492366cec09d234937ab2 US Admiral warns: Only war can now stop Beijing controlling the South China Sea WHILE Australian warships were being challenged, a top US admiral was telling Congress Beijing now controlled the South China Sea. Jamie Seidel News Corp Australia Network  APRIL 22, 2018 THE island fortresses are built. The airfields are ready. The harbours are […]

China’s Strategic Arsenals In A New Era

https://thebulletin.org/china’s-strategic-arsenals-new-era11716 China’s strategic arsenals in a new era Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that Chinese national defense and military modernization have entered a “new era.” He has called for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to become a (or perhaps even the) “world-class” military by mid-century. The “China Dream” that Xi seeks to advance—a quest for the “great rejuvenation of […]

Beijing ‘Takes Aim At Taipei’ With ‘Last-Minute’ Live-Fire Drills In The Taiwan Strait 

Beijing ‘takes aim at Taipei’ with ‘last-minute’ live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait A military insider says the exercise, which includes China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier, was timed to coincide with a visit to Africa by Taiwan’s leader PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 April, 2018, 10:57pm UPDATED : Saturday, 14 April, 2018, 11:59am Comments: 135  Minnie Chan Liu Zhen […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

Xi Showered Kim Jong-un With Gifts During Visit

David Maxwell:  “Sanctions?  What sanctions?” Xi Showered Kim Jong-un with Gifts During Visit By Kim Jin-myung, english.chosun.com View Original April 5th, 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping gave North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju at least 2.47 million yuan or W415 million worth of gifts when they visited Beijing, according to Hong Kong’s Apple […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-FutureForce-Final.pdf?mtime=20180309142929   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]

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 […]

China’s “Three Warfares” In Theory And Practice In The South China Sea

Excerpt: The PRC, and particularly the CCP, sees itself today as beset on all sides (and internally) by potential threats, and it seeks to avoid open conflict whenever possible by employing minimally offensive measures to pursue its objectives. [xvi] The Three Warfares of psychological operations, media manipulation, and leveraging of legal processes provide appropriate measures […]

The Philippines: Islamic State’s Next Stronghold?

The Philippines: Islamic State’s next stronghold? The Hill · by Sharyl Attkisson, opinioon contributor · March 24, 2018 You may have heard we’ve met with great success in the past year in crushing ISIS in the Mideast. But it turns out that knocking them down in one spot means their battle-hardened fighters are showing up in surprising, new […]