Category Taiwan

Will The U.S. Strike North Korea? (A Chinese Perspective)

Comment in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret,) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  RCP, David Maxwell:  Note that it is the US that is “preventing” China from cooperating: THAAD, secondary sanctions, strengthening ties with Taiwan, as well as the loss of profit (a “pretty penny”) the […]

China ‘Fires Warning’ With Array Of Navy Drills Off Korean Peninsula   China ‘Fires Warning’ With Array Of Navy Drills Off Korean Peninsula Yellow Sea exercises come in wake of Pyongyang’s second long-range missile test in a month PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 August, 2017, 8:58pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 August, 2017, 12:10pm   Sarah Zheng 9 Aug 2017 Chinese naval forces will […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

China’s Navy To Temporarily Seal Off Part Of Yellow Sea

China’s Navy To Temporarily Seal Off Part Of Yellow Sea Global Times 2017/7/26 China’s navy will temporarily seal off part of the Yellow Sea to maritime traffic for “large-scale” military purposes, authorities announced, ahead of the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The area stretching from Qingdao, Shandong […]

CIA Analyst: Beijing Poses A Greater Threat Than Russia

The naivete and clueless Obama White House has left a terrible strategic mess.  While the Obama administration concentrated on global climate change and sold its soul to Tehran for a nuclear deal — China and Russia were concentrating on geographic change.  And both China and Russia took full advantage of the weakness of the U.S. […]

China’s Strategy In Asia Is Simple: Kick America Out

Excerpts:   Six Concerns Complicating Accommodation   Behavior: China is a republic but not a democracy, and its government’s behavior toward its own citizens and toward foreigners and neighboring states, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, reminds Americans that bilateral relations cannot yet be normal and cooperation cannot yet be close.   Collision: The […]

Why It’s Time For The Carrier Battle Group

Excerpt: In short, the carrier strike group was a concept befitting that brief, ahistorical interlude after the Cold War when no one could contest American command of the sea or saw much interest in doing so. That historical interlude has passed, and more normal—if more trying—times have returned. These days calling a carrier-centric formation a […]

China’s First 055 Destroyer Is About To Be Launched: Here’s Seven Reasons Why It’s A BigDeal ·         Commentary · The first 055 is about to be launched: here’s seven reasons why it’s a big deal It’s time Three years of patience and drip-feeding of information is about to be rewarded, with the launch of the first 055 class destroyer from Jiangnan Changxing shipyard expected to occur within days, with ceremonial […]

Pride Of PLA Navy To Make Port Call In Hong Kong News›China Pride Of PLA Navy To Make Port Call In Hong Kong Analysts say visit to mark handover anniversary next month is aimed at boosting patriotism and is a rare chance for Beijing to show its military muscle PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 11:12pm UPDATED : Saturday, 24 June, 2017, 12:20am COMMENTS: 12  Kristin […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]