To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
April 19, 2014
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
Taiwan's Navy is considering the purchase of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. Does it really need them?
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
April 19, 2014
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Japan will station 100 troops and radar on its westernmost island, located 108 kilometers east of Taiwan.
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Philippines Looking to Procure US <em>Hamilton</em>-class Warship
April 19, 2014
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Also, Thailand may build an additional littoral patrol ship, a U.S. general angers China, and the PLA looks to space.
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
April 18, 2014
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
A collection of essays on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 has obvious implications for modern China.
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
April 17, 2014
Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
The U.S. Navy operates 19 ships that could be called aircraft carriers, but only considers 10 to be actual carriers.
Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
April 16, 2014
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
If America takes a more global, strategic view, it can make lemonade out of the sour Ukrainian lemon.
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
April 16, 2014
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
The dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands is going to remain a major issue in China-Japan relations for a while.
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
Russian Su-24 Makes Pass at US Warship in the Black Sea
April 16, 2014
Russian Su-24 Makes Pass at US Warship in the Black Sea
A Russian Su-24 flew 12 passes over the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea.
Russian Su-24 Makes Pass at US Warship in the Black Sea
Military Transparency Is Overrated
April 16, 2014
Military Transparency Is Overrated
China has good reasons to remain secretive about its military.
Military Transparency Is Overrated
US to Help Taiwan Build Attack Submarines
April 15, 2014
US to Help Taiwan Build Attack Submarines
Taiwan’s defense chief has confirmed that Washington will help Taipei build diesel-electric attack submarines (SSK).
US to Help Taiwan Build Attack Submarines
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
April 15, 2014
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
The countries with the 15 largest military budgets in 2013 accounted for a whopping 79 percent of global defense spending.
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
No, India Won't Abandon Its No First-Use Nuclear Doctrine
April 15, 2014
No, India Won't Abandon Its No First-Use Nuclear Doctrine
The BJP will not abandon India's no first-use (NFU) nuclear doctrine.
No, India Won't Abandon Its No First-Use Nuclear Doctrine
China Expands Cyber Spying
April 12, 2014
China Expands Cyber Spying
Mandiant’s latest report concludes Chinese cyber espionage has expanded despite embarrassing public exposures.
China Expands Cyber Spying
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
April 12, 2014
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
The agreement will be signed by President Obama when he visits the Philippines later this month.
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
April 11, 2014
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
Plus, China's new Shenyang J-15 jet makes an appearance, and the U.S. Air Force's A-10 gets ready to retire.
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
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