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F-35 Doubts
September 22, 2011
F-35 Doubts
Is a key partner in the F-35 consortium having doubts about the fighter’s anti-surface weapons systems?
F-35 Doubts
A Lose-Lose Fighter Decision
September 22, 2011
A Lose-Lose Fighter Decision
The Obama administration’s decision to offer upgrades to Taiwan’s aging F-16 fighter fleet will annoy Beijing and unsettle Taiwan.
A Lose-Lose Fighter Decision
A NATO-Like ASEAN?
September 20, 2011
A NATO-Like ASEAN?
Should ASEAN adopt standards similar to NATO? There would be significant regional implications if it does.
A NATO-Like ASEAN?
September 17, 2011
Debating Missile Defence
China sees US missile defence plans as a threat, while the US worries about Chinese ballistic missiles. Who’s right to be worried?
Debating Missile Defence
Train Japanese Forces Abroad
September 13, 2011
Train Japanese Forces Abroad
Training Japanese Self-Defence Forces in the United States would greatly benefit both countries.
Train Japanese Forces Abroad
America's Drone Challenge
September 12, 2011
America's Drone Challenge
Tackling the challenge of unmanned drones is the key issue for the US in the Pacific, a retired general says.
America's Drone Challenge
Canberra Rethinking F-35?
September 10, 2011
Canberra Rethinking F-35?
Is a rising price tag making Australia think twice about its planned F-35 fighter purchase from Lockheed Martin?
Canberra Rethinking F-35?
China: US Playing With Fire
September 09, 2011
China: US Playing With Fire
China’s top official paper warns the US against selling advanced arms to Taiwan or else risk being ‘punished.’
China: US Playing With Fire
A Decade Later, Al-Qaeda Threat Real
September 09, 2011
A Decade Later, Al-Qaeda Threat Real
Al-Qaeda has had a difficult year with the loss of bin Laden and other senior leaders. But discounting it as a threat would be dangerously premature.
A Decade Later, Al-Qaeda Threat Real
America’s Somalia Experiment
September 05, 2011
America’s Somalia Experiment
The US military’s ‘offshore balancing’ strategy is likely to be applied to the Asia-Pacific. But there could be some troubling and unintended consequences if it is.
America’s Somalia Experiment
September 05, 2011
Drone Plans Accelerated
The US looks to be speeding up its armed drone development. But will it ever go with autonomous drones?
Drone Plans Accelerated
September 01, 2011
Why China is Getting Tough
Worries over domestic unrest and a permissive regional environment are behind China’s recent assertiveness.
Why China is Getting Tough
US 'Misled Over Stealth Bomber'
August 29, 2011
US 'Misled Over Stealth Bomber'
Did the US Air Force deliberately mislead over the diminished strength of its B-2 stealth bomber force?
US 'Misled Over Stealth Bomber'
August 26, 2011
Will China Be Rome or Greece?
The Pentagon’s new report on China’s military underscores the rapid progress it is making. But what exactly is this build-up for?
Will China Be Rome or Greece?
The Pentagon on China
August 25, 2011
The Pentagon on China
The Pentagon issues its annual report on China’s military, with a focus on the country’s navy and cyber warfare.
The Pentagon on China
America's Southern Anchor?
August 25, 2011
America's Southern Anchor?
Australia’s defence minister suggests the country is a ‘southern anchor’ for the US. But does the US appreciate it?
America's Southern Anchor?
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