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What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
June 27, 2017
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
Manila and Hanoi resumed naval personnel interaction on a feature in the disputed waters.
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea
June 26, 2017
US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea
According to local media reports, U.S. forces deployed precision-guided missiles at an airbase in South Korea.
US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
June 26, 2017
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
In May 2017, China had deployed four Y-8Q (Gaoxin-6) aircraft to Lingshui Air Base in the South China Sea.
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
The Indian Navy Sets Up to Lead on Humanitarian Assistance in the Indian Ocean
June 25, 2017
The Indian Navy Sets Up to Lead on Humanitarian Assistance in the Indian Ocean
Will there be a “peace race” for influence in the Indian Ocean?
The Indian Navy Sets Up to Lead on Humanitarian Assistance in the Indian Ocean
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
June 23, 2017
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
16 years later, the original rationale for the war on Afghanistan still holds true.
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
June 23, 2017
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
Kevin Mallory is facing charges for selling highly classified U.S. documents to Chinese intelligence agents.
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific
June 22, 2017
2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific
A second supercarrier has entered the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations.
2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
June 22, 2017
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Incident is a warning that despite attempts to downplay the flashpoint, tensions could quickly escalate.
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
June 21, 2017
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
The U.S. Air Force dispatched two B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
June 21, 2017
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
Without China's buy-in, any attempt to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan is doomed.
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
The Crash of the USS <i>Fitzgerald</i>: What Happened and What Comes Next?
June 20, 2017
The Crash of the USS Fitzgerald: What Happened and What Comes Next?
Japan-based destroyer suffers massive damage, highlights dangers of operating at sea.
The Crash of the USS Fitzgerald: What Happened and What Comes Next?
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
June 19, 2017
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
The exercise took place near Danang and is the first of its kind.
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
June 19, 2017
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
FONOPs may generate a bit too much buzz for their own good.
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
June 17, 2017
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
It is proving extremely difficult for Washington to convince Beijing of its seriousness in the South China Sea.
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
Asia’s Minilateral Moment
June 13, 2017
Asia’s Minilateral Moment
With fear of U.S. abandonment on the rise, Asian states are looking to increase cooperation with each other.
Asia’s Minilateral Moment
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
June 13, 2017
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
Testifying in front of U.S. lawmakers, the Pentagon’s new chief declared North Korea his top security concern.
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
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