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U.S. Was Right To Give China’s Navy The Boot

U.S. Was Right to Give China’s Navy the Boot By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.com View Original August 2nd, 2018 Let’s hit the beach!Photo by: Photographer: Woohae Cho/Getty Images The vast annual military operation known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (simply RIMPAC in Pentagon jargon) just concluded on the beaches of Southern California with a huge demonstration of […]

Retired Air Force General In Contention To Lead Pompeo’s Asia Team

Excerpts: Dave Stilwell served for 35 years before retiring from the Air Force at the rank of brigadier general in 2015. His last government job was as a top Asia official on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. There, he worked closely with then-Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris, who just became U.S. ambassador to South […]

Why A Chinese Spy Ship Is Hanging Out Next To Hawaii

Why a Chinese Spy Ship Is Hanging Out Next to Hawaii The international fleet gathered for U.S. Navy-led exercises is being watched by an uninvited visitor. By Kyle Mizokami Jul 17, 2018 Haijun360 The fleet of ships from across the Asia-Pacific region that has assembled for 2018’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises have a familiar observer: a […]

U.S. Sends Two Warships Through Taiwan Strait Amid Heightened Tensions

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154260/us-sends-two-warships-through-taiwan-strait-amid?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180708&utm_campaign=scmp_today&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2288452&sc_llid=37921&sc_lid=153157789&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email US sends two warships through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing The Taiwanese government confirmed that the warships sailed through the waters separating Taiwan and the Chinese mainland on Saturday PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 2:38am UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 6:08am 5  Agence France-Presse Two United States warships entered the […]

The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning

Conclusion: In the end, the U.S. and China economic rivalry probably won’t be decided by administrative law judges or trade negotiators, but in the global marketplace. Right now, the U.S. still enjoys a lead in many tech and manufacturing sectors, particularly aerospace and biotech.   Yet the days when China could be dismissed as merely […]

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA By Ben Ho Wan Beng and Gary Lehmann, breakingdefense.com View Original July 1st, 2018 Marine Corps F4F Wildcat fighters lie wrecked on Wake after the battle. Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) is the new Navy-Marine Corps concept for using land units forward-deployed ashore to help win a naval […]

Artificial Island Bases & Deployment Of Long-Range Bombers Extend China’s Pacific Power & Strategic Reach

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-06/01/content_8048570.htm CHINATop Stories Expert: H-6K has the capability to cruise Malacca Strait Source China Military Online Editor Li Jiayao Time 2018-06-01 A+– An H-6K bomber flies in the airspace over the South China Sea. Twelve H-6K bombers assigned to a division of the PLA Air Force recently conducted a long haul flight from the hinterland […]

The China Problem: North Korea Is Just Part Of The Challenge Confronting Trump And The United States

The China Problem Column: North Korea is just a part of the challenge confronting Trump and the United States Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Matthew Continetti May 25, 2018 4:59 am “I think I understand why that happened,” President Trump said Thursday, reflecting on a change in North Korean behavior that prompted him to cancel […]

Duterte Will ‘Go To War’ Over South China Sea Resources, Minister Says

Duterte will ‘go to war’ over South China Sea resources, minister says https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/29/asia/duterte-cayetano-south-china-sea-intl/ (CNN)   Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said China will cross a red line if it unilaterally mines the natural resources of the South China Sea, according to the country’s Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano. In a speech during a flag-raising celebration at the Department […]

Chinese Ships Were ‘Invading’ Vietnamese Waters: Top Defense Official

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/chinese-ships-were-invading-vietnamese-waters-top-defense-official-3753629.html Chinese ships were ‘invading’ Vietnamese waters: top defense official By Bao Ha   May 23, 2018 | 05:03 pm GMT+7 General Le Chiem, Deputy Minister of National Defense. The act was to back China’s nine-dash line which claims most of the South China Sea as its own, the official said. Vietnam’s maritime security has seen “complicated” […]