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China's Military Dream
June 02, 2015
China's Military Dream
The newest element in military strategy in China's most recent defense white paper is the emphasis on cyber power.
China's Military Dream
US Launches New Maritime Security Initiative at Shangri-La Dialogue 2015
June 02, 2015
US Launches New Maritime Security Initiative at Shangri-La Dialogue 2015
Defense secretary announces fresh move at Asia’s premier security summit.
US Launches New Maritime Security Initiative at Shangri-La Dialogue 2015
Confirmed: India to Buy Only 36 Rafale Fighter Jets
June 02, 2015
Confirmed: India to Buy Only 36 Rafale Fighter Jets
Is the 'mother of all defense deals' finally dead?
Confirmed: India to Buy Only 36 Rafale Fighter Jets
Did Thailand Just Approve a New US Aircraft Basing Request?
May 29, 2015
Did Thailand Just Approve a New US Aircraft Basing Request?
The answer is more complex than it appears.
Did Thailand Just Approve a New US Aircraft Basing Request?
What Is North Korea's Nuclear Strategy?
May 28, 2015
What Is North Korea's Nuclear Strategy?
A look at how Pyongyang views -- and might use -- its nuclear weapons.
What Is North Korea's Nuclear Strategy?
Strategic Warning and China’s Nuclear Posture
May 28, 2015
Strategic Warning and China’s Nuclear Posture
What the 2015 Defense White Paper tells us about China’s nuclear policy.
Strategic Warning and China’s Nuclear Posture
Why China's Submarine Force Still Lags Behind
May 28, 2015
Why China's Submarine Force Still Lags Behind
Why the People's Liberation Army Navy's underwater fleet still lags behind those of other navies.
Why China's Submarine Force Still Lags Behind
Confirmed: Iran to Receive Russian Air Defense Missiles
May 27, 2015
Confirmed: Iran to Receive Russian Air Defense Missiles
The controversial weapon systems could already be delivered by the end of this year.
Confirmed: Iran to Receive Russian Air Defense Missiles
China's 2015 Defense White Paper: Don't Forget Taiwan
May 27, 2015
China's 2015 Defense White Paper: Don't Forget Taiwan
The PLA may be shifting its focus to the seas, but Taiwan is still its primary war-fighting scenario.
China's 2015 Defense White Paper: Don't Forget Taiwan
China Just Gave Cambodia’s Military a Boost
May 27, 2015
China Just Gave Cambodia’s Military a Boost
Beijing delivers another batch of defense equipment to its Southeast Asian partner.
China Just Gave Cambodia’s Military a Boost
Will India Purchase German Stealth Submarines?
May 27, 2015
Will India Purchase German Stealth Submarines?
The German Defense Minister is visiting India lobbying for the purchase of German and European military hardware.
Will India Purchase German Stealth Submarines?
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
May 26, 2015
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
A new defense white paper outlines Beijing's growing military capabilities and strategic outlook.
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
India and Vietnam Push Ahead with Strategic Security Cooperation
May 26, 2015
India and Vietnam Push Ahead with Strategic Security Cooperation
Vietnam's defense minister is in India, with a maritime security-focused agenda.
India and Vietnam Push Ahead with Strategic Security Cooperation
A First: Japan to Join US-Australia Military Exercise
May 26, 2015
A First: Japan to Join US-Australia Military Exercise
In a move toward security trilateralism, Japan will send troops to join the U.S. and Australia at Talisman Saber 2015.
A First: Japan to Join US-Australia Military Exercise
India's New Aircraft Carrier May Face Further Delays
May 23, 2015
India's New Aircraft Carrier May Face Further Delays
Progress on India's first indigenous aircraft carrier is steady, but will it be ready in time?
India's New Aircraft Carrier May Face Further Delays
China and Russia Conclude Naval Drill in Mediterranean
May 22, 2015
China and Russia Conclude Naval Drill in Mediterranean
The joint Sino-Russian maritime exercise included live-fire drills, underway replenishment and escort operations.
China and Russia Conclude Naval Drill in Mediterranean
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