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Pulling Back the Curtain on China’s Rocket Force
February 12, 2018
Pulling Back the Curtain on China’s Rocket Force
What can we learn about China's most secretive military branch by examining the career paths of its senior officers?
Pulling Back the Curtain on China’s Rocket Force
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
January 05, 2018
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
According to regional reports, China is set to build an Afghan military outpost in Badakhshan.
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
April 26, 2017
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
Cyber, space and electronic warfare challenges to the US in the Western Pacific
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves
April 25, 2017
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves
An interview with Andrew S. Erickson
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves
What’s Behind China’s Big New Drone Deal?
April 20, 2017
What’s Behind China’s Big New Drone Deal?
A closer look at a drone-fueled courtship between China and Saudi Arabia.
What’s Behind China’s Big New Drone Deal?
Chinese Nuclear Strategist Believes China’s MIRVs Are Decoys
May 07, 2016
Chinese Nuclear Strategist Believes China’s MIRVs Are Decoys
China may be playing a nuclear shell game.
Chinese Nuclear Strategist Believes China’s MIRVs Are Decoys
China Flight Tests Multiple Warhead Missile Capable of Hitting All of US
April 20, 2016
China Flight Tests Multiple Warhead Missile Capable of Hitting All of US
The DF-41 ICBM appears to be nearing operational status.
China Flight Tests Multiple Warhead Missile Capable of Hitting All of US
China Tests New Rail-Mobile Missile Capable of Hitting all of US
January 05, 2016
China Tests New Rail-Mobile Missile Capable of Hitting all of US
Beijing is using rail mobility to deploy one of its deadliest weapons.
China Tests New Rail-Mobile Missile Capable of Hitting all of US
China Tests New Missile Capable of Hitting Entire United States
August 19, 2015
China Tests New Missile Capable of Hitting Entire United States
Beijing's ICBM arsenal appears to be rapidly expanding.
China Tests New Missile Capable of Hitting Entire United States
Who Will Be Xi’s Number 2 on China’s Central Military Commission?
May 29, 2015
Who Will Be Xi’s Number 2 on China’s Central Military Commission?
Gen. Fan Changlong is due to retire at the 19th Party Congress. Who will replace him as China's top military official?
Who Will Be Xi’s Number 2 on China’s Central Military Commission?
In New White Paper, China's Military Embraces Global Mission
May 28, 2015
In New White Paper, China's Military Embraces Global Mission
China envisions a global role for its military --especially its navy -- to protect overseas interests.
In New White Paper, China's Military Embraces Global Mission
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
May 12, 2015
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
Is everything we know about the Osama bin Laden raid wrong?
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
4 Reasons China Can Fight a Modern War
March 13, 2015
4 Reasons China Can Fight a Modern War
Do not underestimate the PLA’s fighting capabilities, particularly its fighting resolve.
4 Reasons China Can Fight a Modern War
The Decline of China's Princeling Generals
January 05, 2015
The Decline of China's Princeling Generals
The number of top-ranked "princelings" in China's military is steadily dropping.
The Decline of China's Princeling Generals
The Softer Side of China’s Military
August 08, 2014
The Softer Side of China’s Military
Disaster relief is an increasingly important mission for China's armed forces, both domestically and abroad.
The Softer Side of China’s Military
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
August 01, 2014
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
Should modern-day China really bemoan the defeat of a corrupt dynasty 120 years ago?
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
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