The US Air Force’s New Game Plan in the Asia-Pacific
October 09, 2013
The US Air Force’s New Game Plan in the Asia-Pacific
The US Air Force releases a new mission statement, with interesting implications for China and Asia.
The US Air Force’s New Game Plan in the Asia-Pacific
In Announcing ASEAN Trip, Pentagon Gets Revenge on China
August 21, 2013
In Announcing ASEAN Trip, Pentagon Gets Revenge on China
Why did the Pentagon announce Hagel’s ASEAN visit while China’s Defense Minister was in the building?
In Announcing ASEAN Trip, Pentagon Gets Revenge on China
US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
July 30, 2013
US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
Plus, Washington is still considering selling submarines to Taiwan. Tuesday defense links.
US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
April 25, 2013
Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
To understand the real value of the F-35 one must consider its operation as a fleet, not simply as an individual aircraft.
Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
April 12, 2013
N. Korea Crisis: A View From Tokyo
With a host of domestic challenges like a stagnant economy and its own homegrown nuclear problems, Japan has taken a cautious yet steady approach when it comes to North Korea.
N. Korea Crisis: A View From Tokyo
Iran Unveils
February 04, 2013
Iran Unveils "Stealth" Fighter: Qaher F-313
The single-seat Qaher F-313, or Conqueror-313 was unveiled Saturday.
Iran Unveils "Stealth" Fighter: Qaher F-313
China's New Stealth Fighter Gambit
September 21, 2012
China's New Stealth Fighter Gambit
Was the jet crafted from stolen intelligence? Could it be used on China’s new aircraft carrier? With photos appearing online of another Chinese stealth fighter, questions are mounting.
China's New Stealth Fighter Gambit
U.S. Air Power Plans in Flux
April 15, 2012
U.S. Air Power Plans in Flux
The U.S. is sending mixed signals about the size of its fighter fleet. It has implications for the Pacific and beyond.
U.S. Air Power Plans in Flux
America's Pacific Air-Sea Battle Vision
March 08, 2012
America's Pacific Air-Sea Battle Vision
The U.S. must stop taking an “instant pudding” view of military planning. The Air-Sea Battle plan is the best hope to ensure security in the Pacific.
America's Pacific Air-Sea Battle Vision
China’s Shrinking Air Force
January 02, 2012
China’s Shrinking Air Force
Updated figures suggest that the Chinese air force is shrinking. It’s building smaller numbers of newer jets.
China’s Shrinking Air Force
Japan's F-35 Choice Questioned
December 22, 2011
Japan's F-35 Choice Questioned
Japan’s choice of the F-35 as its next fighter has come under some fire. Was there a better choice?
Japan's F-35 Choice Questioned
Japan’s F-35 Gamble
December 21, 2011
Japan’s F-35 Gamble
Japan has just signed up for the F-35 fighter. It’s not the only Asian country that’s been thinking about this.
Japan’s F-35 Gamble
Japan’s F-35 Gamble
December 21, 2011
Japan’s F-35 Gamble
Japan has just signed up for the F-35 fighter. It’s not the only Asian country that’s been thinking about this.
Japan’s F-35 Gamble
A Rocky Russia-India Defense Union
December 18, 2011
A Rocky Russia-India Defense Union
India replacing China as the world’s largest arms importer should leave plenty of scope for Russian manufacturers. But the two sides don’t always see eye to eye.
A Rocky Russia-India Defense Union
November 29, 2011
West’s Woes Help India Defense
If India is to be a major power it needs a defense industry base. Economic woe in the West is an opportunity.
West’s Woes Help India Defense
November 29, 2011
West’s Woes Help India Defense
If India is to be a major power it needs a defense industry base. Economic woe in the West is an opportunity.
West’s Woes Help India Defense
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