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Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role
May 06, 2021

Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
A preview of how the Philippine Marine Corps will operate in the current and future security environment.

Are Augmented Humans the Future of War?
May 05, 2021

Are Augmented Humans the Future of War?

By Jacob Parakilas
It is easy to advocate an outright ban on “supersoldiers.” But augmentation has been around in one form or other for a long time – in life and war alike.
US Navy to Put Hypersonic Missiles on Zumwalt Destroyers by 2025
April 30, 2021

US Navy to Put Hypersonic Missiles on Zumwalt Destroyers by 2025

By Steven Stashwick
Announcement is a reversal from earlier plans to deploy weapons on aging missile submarines first.

The Coming Age of Strategic Annoyance
April 29, 2021

The Coming Age of Strategic Annoyance

By Jacob Parakilas
Small drones, used unpredictably, could conceivably force defenders to adopt a wearying posture of constant readiness and uncertainty.

Sunk Indonesian Submarine Should Worry Pacific Powers
April 27, 2021

Sunk Indonesian Submarine Should Worry Pacific Powers

By Nick Danby
The increased reliance on undersea warfare means submarines need to run silent, deep, and safe in the Pacific.

Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
April 21, 2021

Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

By Robert Farley
The Nanggala was engaged in support of an Indonesian Navy drill when it failed to report in. A search is underway.

China’s Military Has a Hidden Weakness
April 20, 2021

China’s Military Has a Hidden Weakness

By Steve Sacks
High-tech new weapons are useful, but current military reform shortfalls hinder the PLA’s ability to employ such hardware.
The Strategic Impact of Indonesian KF-21s
April 16, 2021

The Strategic Impact of Indonesian KF-21s

By Liang Tuang Nah
Using the phrase “arms race” is attention grabbing, but a more discerning assessment is necessary when it comes to weapons acquisitions. 

Indonesia-South Korea Defense Ties in the Headlines with Fighter Jet Rollout
April 16, 2021

Indonesia-South Korea Defense Ties in the Headlines with Fighter Jet Rollout

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the burgeoning security aspect of relations between Jakarta and Seoul.

Can Smaller Countries Produce Competitive Fighters?
April 15, 2021

Can Smaller Countries Produce Competitive Fighters?

By Jacob Parakilas
Plenty of countries could use a modern fighter that isn’t the F-35. But building such a fighter and successfully selling it are two very different objectives.

What’s in the New Russian Military Facility Chatter in Laos?  
April 15, 2021

What’s in the New Russian Military Facility Chatter in Laos?  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at a latest manifestation of Moscow’s growing defense presence in the Southeast Asian nation.
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Conducts ‘Routine’ Drills Near Taiwan
April 09, 2021

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Conducts ‘Routine’ Drills Near Taiwan

By Steven Stashwick
Six warships pass through the Ryukyus to exercise east of Taiwan.

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