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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” […]

China Will Take Over The World, One Port At A Time

https://theprint.in/security/china-will-take-over-the-world-one-port-at-a-time/51006/   China will take over the world, one port at a time VANDANA MENON 19 April, 2018 ·       Security New research suggests China’s port investments as part of the Belt and Road Initiative are aimed at generating political influence and military presence in the Indo-Pacific. New Delhi: Launched in 2013, China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) […]

How We Lost The Great Pacific War | U.S. Naval Institute

How We Lost the Great Pacific War | U.S. Naval Institute by Captain Dale Rielage usni.org The memorial services had finally run their course. Neither of the carriers lost had been homeported at Pearl, but the toll among the destroyers had been more than enough to cast a pall across the island. Having exhausted all the […]

What Beijing Is Building In The South China Sea

Apr 30, 2018 | 14:43 GMT What Beijing is Building in the South China Sea https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/what-beijing-building-south-china-sea Since China began its extensive land reclamation program in the South China Sea in 2013, Beijing has focused on improving its presence and infrastructure at seven locations in the Spratly Island chain: Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross, Gaven, Hughes, Johnson, […]

Michael Healy, Army Major General Who Led Green Berets In Vietnam, Dies At 91

Michael Healy, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam, dies at 91 The Washington Post · by Harrison Smith · April 23, 2018 Gen. Michael D. Healy in the early 1970s. He was known as “Iron Mike” for his heroism during the Korean War. (John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School) Michael D. Healy, an […]

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 […]