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Is the Western Pacific Heading Towards an Amphibious Arms Race?
April 17, 2018

Is the Western Pacific Heading Towards an Amphibious Arms Race?

By Steven Stashwick
China and the U.S. have steadily been expanding their marine forces and the amphibious capabilities that accompany them in the Western Pacific.

US, Japan Kick off Joint Military Exercise
January 17, 2018

US, Japan Kick off Joint Military Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force kicked off their annual Iron Fist Exercise on January 12.
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017

What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?

By Wang Mouzhou
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.

US, Japan Practice Defending Ryukyu Islands
February 10, 2017

US, Japan Practice Defending Ryukyu Islands

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force kicked off their annual Iron Fist Exercise this week.

Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
November 07, 2016

Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault

By Robert Farley
It looks as if China will shortly join the Big Amphib Club.

Leveraging the Amphibious Advantage in the Asia Pacific
June 03, 2016

Leveraging the Amphibious Advantage in the Asia Pacific

By Robert Farley
Will amphibious platforms make a difference in the Asia-Pacific?

Australia’s Largest Surface Warship to Participate in RIMPAC 2016
April 05, 2016

Australia’s Largest Surface Warship to Participate in RIMPAC 2016

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Royal Australian Navy will integrate U.S. Navy aircraft on board the HMAS Canberra during the naval exercise.
Japan’s Elite Amphibious Assault Force Trains With US Marines
January 28, 2016

Japan’s Elite Amphibious Assault Force Trains With US Marines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
US Marines teach Japanese soldiers how to fight from the sea in a bilateral military exercise.

Saving Taiwan's Marine Corps
November 26, 2015

Saving Taiwan's Marine Corps

By Grant Newsham and Kerry Gershaneck
Taiwan’s amphibious capabilities are becoming dangerously weak.

Australia Lacks Expertise to Deploy World-Class Amphibious Warfare Capability
August 01, 2015

Australia Lacks Expertise to Deploy World-Class Amphibious Warfare Capability

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new study by a leading Australian think tank urges reforms

Why China Will Never Operate France's Mistral-class Amphibious Assault Ships
May 21, 2015

Why China Will Never Operate France's Mistral-class Amphibious Assault Ships

By Ankit Panda
There are immense barriers to France ever selling its Mistral-class ships to China.
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