March 05, 2012
Training Begins on Stealth Jet
The U.S. has begun training on the F-35 stealth fighter. Will the jet reshape the U.S. role in the Pacific?
February 27, 2012
U.S. Getting a New Bomber
The U.S. Air Force is working on a new long-range bomber to assist with its pivot to the Asia-Pacific.
February 02, 2012
Assessing America's Military Future
The Diplomat’s Assistant Editor Harry Kazianis speaks with U.S. Congressman James Langevin (D-RI) about the U.S. “pivot” to the Pacific, defense restructuring and emerging national security threats.
January 25, 2012
Asia Overreacts to U.S. Military Pivot
Despite the warnings from China, the Pentagon’s Defense Strategic Guidance offers few surprises. Change has been coming for a while.
December 16, 2011
Did Iran Hack U.S. Drone?
An Iranian engineer claims Iran was able to hack the GPS of a U.S. drone to bring it down. Could it?
November 14, 2011
U.S. Counters Chinese Bases
The U.S. has significantly expanded its presence among Asia-Pacific allies. China’s military is the key driver.
October 28, 2011
Panetta Reassures Japan
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has been keen to reassure key allies like Japan in his first official Asia trip.
October 26, 2011
Defence Cuts Imperil US Asia Role
Slashing the US defence budget could undermine stability in Asia and US interests there, says J. Randy Forbes. And it could get worse this autumn.
October 25, 2011
Panetta Warns of China Secrecy
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says China’s military build-up is has a ‘troubling lack of transparency.’
October 23, 2011
Panetta Praises China
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta praises China over its response to new US arms sales to Taiwan.
July 15, 2011
Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
Asia is bound to be a focus for Leon Panetta as US defence secretary. With China’s rise, India and Pakistan squabbling and a belligerent North Korea, there’s plenty to do.
July 12, 2011
Time for Futenma Rethink
With little local support, it’s time for a rethink of the current plan to relocate US forces in Japan.