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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 […]

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 […]

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific: By Andrew Krepinevich

Excerpt: The Bottom Line: The National Defense Strategy does a service by getting the diagnosis right. But that is only the first step. To get the right prescription—the defense program—we will have to develop the operational concepts that link the ends sought with the means we can procure to achieve them. How To Implement The […]

Kagitingan Reef May Be China’s ‘Intelligence Hub’ In Spratlys — U.S. Think Tank

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/164359/breaking-kagitingan-reef-may-chinas-intelligence-hub-spratlys-us-think-tank#ixzz57RXq7nka Kagitingan Reef may be China’s ‘intelligence hub’ in Spratlys — US think tank By: Frances Mangosing– Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:54 AM February 18, 2018 The Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), the smallest of the “Big 3” artificial islands of China in the Spratlys, is likely the “intelligence/communications hub” of the regional superpower on its man-made […]

My Father Fought The CIA’s Secret War In Laos

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:  Joe Celeski (retired SF Colonel, former Commander of 3d SFG) is writing what I believe will be the definitive history on the employment of US Special Forces in […]

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 […]

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, […]

Another Review Of Max Boot’s New Book On Edward Lansdale & Vietnam War

Review: ‘The Road Not Taken’ in Vietnam As war began, Edward Lansdale’s lonely voice argued that winning local support—not battles—was key to victory https://www.wsj.com/articles/review-the-road-not-taken-in-vietnam-1515188094 PHOTO: TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES By Robert D. Kaplan Jan. 5, 2018 4:34 p.m. ET 35 COMMENTS Edward Lansdale (1908-87) was one of America’s most important military thinkers and practitioners, and yet he […]

Beijing Vows To Tackle Violators Of UN Sanctions On North Korea After Report Of Regular Oil Deliveries At Sea

We’ll see…….. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127044/beijing-vows-tackle-violators-un-sanctions-north-korea Beijing vows to tackle violators of UN sanctions on North Korea after report of regular oil deliveries at sea South Korean newspaper says Chinese-owned ships making regular transfers of fuel to North Korean vessels PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 7:45pm UPDATED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 8:00pm 4 Jan 2018 China […]