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F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
May 01, 2018

F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options

By Robert Farley
Getting there won't be easy, but an updated F-22 is, in theory, a formidable concept.

Why the F-35 Isn’t Good Enough for Japan
April 28, 2018

Why the F-35 Isn’t Good Enough for Japan

By Abraham Ait
Tokyo looks to American and indigenous alternatives as a result of the joint strike fighter’s shortcomings.
China's Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter Is in Combat Service—But With Improved Fourth-Generation Engines
February 13, 2018

China's Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter Is in Combat Service—But With Improved Fourth-Generation Engines

By Ankit Panda
The J-20 fighter is using an improved variant of the WS-10 engine in use on China's fourth-generation J-10 and J-11 fighters.

China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
February 20, 2016

China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, updates to previous reports on Ling Wancheng, Cornwallis Reef, and Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Friday China links.

Weapons of the Next War
June 30, 2015

Weapons of the Next War

By August Cole and Peter W. Singer
In order to avoid another war in Asia, we need to visualize it.

How Effective Is China's New Anti-Stealth Radar System, Really?
October 06, 2014

How Effective Is China's New Anti-Stealth Radar System, Really?

By Ankit Panda
Chinese sources claim that the DWL002 passive radar system will render the F-22 and F-35 "obsolete."

Pacific Partnership and the Human Security Imperative
October 15, 2013

Pacific Partnership and the Human Security Imperative

Expensive weapons systems may grab headlines, but human security initiatives have a vital role to play in U.S. strategy.

The US Air Force’s New Game Plan in the Asia-Pacific
October 09, 2013

The US Air Force’s New Game Plan in the Asia-Pacific

The US Air Force releases a new mission statement, with interesting implications for China and Asia.

In Announcing ASEAN Trip, Pentagon Gets Revenge on China
August 21, 2013

In Announcing ASEAN Trip, Pentagon Gets Revenge on China

Why did the Pentagon announce Hagel’s ASEAN visit while China’s Defense Minister was in the building?

US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
July 30, 2013

US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers

Plus, Washington is still considering selling submarines to Taiwan. Tuesday defense links.

Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
April 25, 2013

Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific

To understand the real value of the F-35 one must consider its operation as a fleet, not simply as an individual aircraft.

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.

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