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Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
May 22, 2017
Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
Lack of a useful U.S. definition helps China deflect criticism.
Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
Does China Have a Counterintelligence Edge Against the US?
May 21, 2017
Does China Have a Counterintelligence Edge Against the US?
A new report suggests China has successfully cracked down on U.S. human intelligence sources within its borders.
Does China Have a Counterintelligence Edge Against the US?
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
May 21, 2017
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
Beijing has rejected a statement by Japan and New Zealand calling on all parties in the disputes to respect a 2016 international ruling.
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
May 20, 2017
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and U.S. Navy completed a passing exercise in the South China Sea this week.
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
May 20, 2017
China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
Could the Belt and Road extend to the Arctic region?
China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unprofessional' Intercept of US Air Force WC-135
May 19, 2017
2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unprofessional' Intercept of US Air Force WC-135
Two Chinese Su-30s allegedly intercepted a U.S. WC-135 Constant Phoenix over the East China Sea.
2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unprofessional' Intercept of US Air Force WC-135
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
May 19, 2017
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
The framework appears to focus on general principles, with no agreement on binding rules just yet.
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
May 19, 2017
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
Aerial defense and surface-to-air systems are increasingly a focus for the People's Liberation Army.
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
Australia's Military to Develop Cyber-Enabled Warfare Doctrine
May 18, 2017
Australia's Military to Develop Cyber-Enabled Warfare Doctrine
The Australian military's cyber shake-up, 20 years overdue, brings big problems and some windfall gains.
Australia's Military to Develop Cyber-Enabled Warfare Doctrine
The Calm Before the Storm: The Future of the South China Sea Dispute
May 18, 2017
The Calm Before the Storm: The Future of the South China Sea Dispute
Although quiet in recent months, the South China Sea is destined to remain a regional flashpoint.
The Calm Before the Storm: The Future of the South China Sea Dispute
US Admiral: North Korea 'Threat to the Entire World'
May 18, 2017
US Admiral: North Korea 'Threat to the Entire World'
The head of U.S. Pacific Command advocates for stronger sanctions against North Korea.
US Admiral: North Korea 'Threat to the Entire World'
The THAAD System in South Korea Detected North Korea's Latest Missile Launch. So What?
May 17, 2017
The THAAD System in South Korea Detected North Korea's Latest Missile Launch. So What?
THAAD's utility against a system like the Hwasong-12 is severely limited.
The THAAD System in South Korea Detected North Korea's Latest Missile Launch. So What?
WannaCry Ransomware Should Prompt Movement Towards a Cyber Weapons Convention
May 16, 2017
WannaCry Ransomware Should Prompt Movement Towards a Cyber Weapons Convention
A recent cyberattack reinforces the case for a global convention.
WannaCry Ransomware Should Prompt Movement Towards a Cyber Weapons Convention
North Korea's New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, the Hwasong-12: First Takeaways
May 15, 2017
North Korea's New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, the Hwasong-12: First Takeaways
North Korea introduces the Hwasong-12, a "perfect weapon system" that may bring the U.S. territory of Guam into range.
North Korea's New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, the Hwasong-12: First Takeaways
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
May 15, 2017
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
The full flowering of special operations forces wouldn’t come until after Vietnam.
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
North Korea Launches What Is Possibly a New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
May 14, 2017
North Korea Launches What Is Possibly a New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
The test came out of Kusong, near the country's western coast.
North Korea Launches What Is Possibly a New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
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