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Japan’s Building 2 Aegis Destroyers
July 23, 2014

Japan’s Building 2 Aegis Destroyers

By Zachary Keck
Tokyo is accelerating its timetable for acquiring two additional Aegis-equipped ballistic missile defense ships.
Would You Like an F-35 With Your Aegis?
June 10, 2014

Would You Like an F-35 With Your Aegis?

By Zachary Keck
It’s no coincidence that the Asian nations with Aegis combat systems are also the ones buying the F-35.

South Korea Navy Wants 3 More Aegis Destroyers
October 17, 2013

South Korea Navy Wants 3 More Aegis Destroyers

The ROK Navy hopes to build three more Aegis destroyers to complement the three it already operates.

South Korea Goes All In On Missile Defense
July 26, 2013

South Korea Goes All In On Missile Defense

The ROK Defense Ministry has proposed spending 13.7% of its budget on missile defense.

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.

North Korea Update: More U.S. Military Might Moves into Position
April 03, 2013

North Korea Update: More U.S. Military Might Moves into Position

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, the USS John S. McCain and F-22′s are now part of the picture.

The Future of Missile Defense in Asia?
March 21, 2013

The Future of Missile Defense in Asia?

J. Michael Cole explains the potential implications for Asia of a successful missile defense test in Europe.

Missile Defense's Real Enemy: Math
February 02, 2013

Missile Defense's Real Enemy: Math

Both sides of the missile defense debate have some powerful arguments. Yet, one basic idea may hold sway.

The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
January 21, 2013

The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific

Naval power in the Indo-Pacific is certainly on the rise. Who will take the top spot?

Preparations for North Korea's Rocket Launch Heat Up
December 07, 2012

Preparations for North Korea's Rocket Launch Heat Up

Japan has ordered its military to intercept any N. Korean rocket or its debris that falls towards its territory.

China's "Carrier Killer": The DF-21D
November 06, 2012

China's "Carrier Killer": The DF-21D

Much has been made of the missile dubbed “the carrier killer.” Can it be countered?

"Taipei must admit defeat in the arms race..."
September 06, 2012

"Taipei must admit defeat in the arms race..."

Why a strategy of “sea-denial” maybe Taiwan’s best bet as China’s military strengthens.

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