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Robert Gates Worries About China's Growing Military
January 16, 2014
Robert Gates Worries About China's Growing Military
Gates' memoirs reveal the mainstream US thinking on China.
Robert Gates Worries About China's Growing Military
US To Deploy More Troops To South Korea
January 11, 2014
US To Deploy More Troops To South Korea
Plus China's naval ambitions, Taiwanese anti-ship missiles, Robert Gates' memoirs, and nuclear security. Weekend links.
US To Deploy More Troops To South Korea
Gates Memoir Vindicates Obama’s Afghan Good Enough Policy
January 10, 2014
Gates Memoir Vindicates Obama’s Afghan Good Enough Policy
Initial reviews of the former defense secretary’s memoirs suggest Obama made the right call on Afghanistan.
Gates Memoir Vindicates Obama’s Afghan Good Enough Policy
Robert Gates: Pakistan 'Really No Ally At All'
January 10, 2014
Robert Gates: Pakistan 'Really No Ally At All'
Robert Gates doesn't trust Pakistan and neither should the United States.
Robert Gates: Pakistan 'Really No Ally At All'
Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates Slams Obama's Leadership
January 08, 2014
Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates Slams Obama's Leadership
Minimum credible deterrence in South Asia, India-Japan relations, and Chinese parts in the F-35. Mid-week links.
Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates Slams Obama's Leadership
May 20, 2012
No Surprises on China Military
The Pentagon’s latest report on China’s military had few surprises. But it still had some useful insights.
No Surprises on China Military
March 28, 2012
Do U.S. Cuts Threaten its Allies?
An increasingly cash-strapped America is promising significant cuts to its military. Coupled with a rising China, would the U.S. have to give up on its allies?
Do U.S. Cuts Threaten its Allies?
U.S. Getting a New Bomber
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.
U.S. Getting a New Bomber
Did China Tip Cyber War Hand?
August 25, 2011
Did China Tip Cyber War Hand?
A programme broadcast on the military channel of China’s state TV raises new questions about Beijing’s support for cyber attacks.
Did China Tip Cyber War Hand?
North Korea Gets Military Trucks
August 24, 2011
North Korea Gets Military Trucks
Reports suggest North Korea has received thousands of military vehicles from China as Kim Jong-il visits Russia.
North Korea Gets Military Trucks
China’s Two-Pronged Maritime Rise
July 24, 2011
China’s Two-Pronged Maritime Rise
China is following a two-prong strategy with its impressive maritime build-up. The West is making a mistake if it underestimates the implications.
China’s Two-Pronged Maritime Rise
Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
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.
Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
Time for Futenma Rethink
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.
Time for Futenma Rethink
Asymmetry in Asia-Pacific
June 14, 2011
Asymmetry in Asia-Pacific
The US is well aware that China’s military doesn’t need to compete head-on. An asymmetric approach is more effective.
Asymmetry in Asia-Pacific
Is China Trying to Bankrupt US?
June 09, 2011
Is China Trying to Bankrupt US?
Does a cash-strapped US face a Cold War redux as China encourages it to ramp up defence spending? Boosting alliances is the way to respond, says Brad Glosserman.
Is China Trying to Bankrupt US?
US Eyes Singapore Base
June 06, 2011
US Eyes Singapore Base
Robert Gates announces a new US Navy presence in Singapore. Is the plan a response to China’s naval build-up?
US Eyes Singapore Base
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