Category Vietnam

There Have To Be Consequences For China

Excerpts: Excerpt: Similarly, in the South China Sea the administration should resume and accelerate its invigorated Freedom of Navigation Operations that laudably replaced the previous tepid and counter-productive innocent passages. Given the mounting threats from North Korea, the “contingency” that Secretary Tillerson mentioned in his confirmation hearing looms closer. If it is not already doing […]

‘Welcome To China Mr. President;’ Beijing Figures Out How To Play Trump

  http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2119249/chinese-have-figured-out-how-play-trump-asian-leaders-going ‘The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump’: Asian leaders go the extra mile to flatter US president All presidents get red-carpet treatment abroad, but Trump’s welcome receptions have been especially grandiose PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 8:16am UPDATED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 10:29am COMMENTS: 19  Associated Press 9 Nov 2017 […]

Was The Tet Offensive Really A Surprise?

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 David Maxwell Comments:  Perhaps there are no intelligence failures.  We can always find an analyst who correctly forecasted what was to come.  The blame lies with decision makers who fail to […]

Is The U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem To Think So

Is the U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem to Think So. COMMENT FROM AN ASTUTE OBSERVER:  Not surprisingly, our competitors remain serious about analyzing US capabilities. In one respect, whether they are accurate or not is irrelevant in that their conclusions drive their policies, either deterring them from or emboldening them to action. To the […]

China Stretches Its Long Arm To Djibouti

http://www.thehindu.com/news/i nternational/china-stretches-i ts-long-arm-to-djibouti/articl e19896811.ece ADDIS ABABA DESPATCH |  INTERNATIONAL China stretches its long arm to Djibouti Nizar Manek OCTOBER 21, 2017 18:54 IST     The People’s Liberation Army’s overseas garrison conducted its first live-fire drills from China’s base inDjibouti last month. The base on the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, where the Red Sea meets the Indian Ocean, was […]

Xi Offers Bold Vision For PLA At 19th Party Congress

http://www.iiss.org/en/iiss%20voices/blogsections/iiss-voices-2017-adeb/october-1537/19th-party-congress-05b1 Xi offers bold vision for PLA at 19th Party Congress This week’s policy announcements by Xi Jinping are part of a concerted effort by China to shape the PLA into a world-class force. Encompassing a modernisation drive, a major force restructure and an anti-corruption programme, the reforms are as wide-ranging as they are bold, […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]

The Confession Of The Commander Of China’s Aircraft Carrier Liaoning [[

http://www.eastpendulum.com/la-confession-du-commandant-de-porte-avions-liaoning [Machine translation from the French] The confession of the commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning [[ BY HENRI KENHMANN  14 OCTOBER 2017 · · · “I am waiting for you on board our aircraft carrier …”, it is with this simple sentence that Rear Admiral LIU Zhe (刘 喆), commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning , closed a television broadcast aired in […]

U.S. Spy Planes Kept Eye On Chinese Scientists During Research Expedition Near Guam

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2113883/us-spy-planes-kept-eye-chinese-scientists-during U.S. Spy Planes Kept Eye On Chinese Scientists During Research Expedition Near Guam The Kexue oceanographic ship had regular low flyovers from US Navy P3-Orion surveillance aircraft while investigating a seamount southeast of Guam PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 October, 2017, 2:32pm UPDATED : Thursday, 05 October, 2017, 7:18am Stephen Chen China’s most advanced research […]

Russia To Donate Kalashnikovs, Trucks And Munitions To Philippines

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-russia-defence/russia-to-donate-kalashnikovs-trucks-and-munitions-to-philippines-idUSKBN1CG1H0 #WORLD NEWS OCTOBER 11, 2017 / 7:49 AM / 2 DAYS AGO Russia to donate Kalashnikovs, trucks and munitions to Philippines Reuters Staff · · MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday announced that Russia would donate defense hardware to support the military’s fight against pro-Islamic State militants, who he said could […]