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The US, Japan and South Korea Should Shelve GSOMIA (For Now)
September 19, 2019
The US, Japan and South Korea Should Shelve GSOMIA (For Now)
Insisting that Seoul rejoin GSOMIA may make South Korea more skeptical about Washington’s ability to arbitrate impartially.
The US, Japan and South Korea Should Shelve GSOMIA (For Now)
Defense Dialogue Highlights Vietnam-Cuba Military Ties
September 19, 2019
Defense Dialogue Highlights Vietnam-Cuba Military Ties
The interaction spotlighted the development of the security aspect of their wider diplomatic relationship.
Defense Dialogue Highlights Vietnam-Cuba Military Ties
China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
September 19, 2019
China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
Sansha No.2 is civilian and relatively small compared to military logistics vessels.
China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
Chinese Bombers Conduct Air Strikes During Military Exercise in Russia
September 19, 2019
Chinese Bombers Conduct Air Strikes During Military Exercise in Russia
Chinese military aircraft will practice an attack on ground targets during this year’s Central-19 strategic exercise in Western Russia.
Chinese Bombers Conduct Air Strikes During Military Exercise in Russia
South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October
September 18, 2019
South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October
The Republic of Korea Air Force will publicly display the F-35A for the first time during Armed Forces Day on October 1.
South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October
Can the Japan Self-Defense Force Age Gracefully?
September 18, 2019
Can the Japan Self-Defense Force Age Gracefully?
How the JSDF should adapt to a shrinking population and an aging society in Japan.
Can the Japan Self-Defense Force Age Gracefully?
Taiwan Loses Another Diplomatic Ally: Onward Without the Solomon Islands?
September 18, 2019
Taiwan Loses Another Diplomatic Ally: Onward Without the Solomon Islands?
Is China’s campaign of isolation against Taiwan working?
Taiwan Loses Another Diplomatic Ally: Onward Without the Solomon Islands?
Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?
September 18, 2019
Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?
It remains to be seen whether South Korea will benefit from the same kind of cooperation.
Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?
India’s Air Force Test Fires Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
September 18, 2019
India’s Air Force Test Fires Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
India’s first homegrown beyond visual-range air-to-air missile has been test fired this week as part of ongoing user trials.
India’s Air Force Test Fires Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
Peacekeeping Center Chief Visit Puts Thailand-Vietnam Security Collaboration into Focus
September 17, 2019
Peacekeeping Center Chief Visit Puts Thailand-Vietnam Security Collaboration into Focus
The interaction highlighted the role of peacekeeping as an area of cooperation in bilateral ties and within the foreign policies of both countries.
Peacekeeping Center Chief Visit Puts Thailand-Vietnam Security Collaboration into Focus
What’s Behind the First India-Singapore-Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise?
September 17, 2019
What’s Behind the First India-Singapore-Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise?
A closer look at the significance of the new arrangement.
What’s Behind the First India-Singapore-Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise?
<em>Kilo</em> Impact in the Bay of Bengal
September 17, 2019
Kilo Impact in the Bay of Bengal
India is readying a submarine for Myanmar, but New Delhi won't replace Beijing as a top defense supplier.
Kilo Impact in the Bay of Bengal
China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill
September 17, 2019
China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill
China, Russia and six other countries are conducting a 5-day military exercise in western Russia and the Central Asian region.
China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill
Senior US Defense Official: Development of B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘on Schedule’
September 17, 2019
Senior US Defense Official: Development of B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘on Schedule’
The first test aircraft is already under production and expected to make its maiden flight in December 2021.
Senior US Defense Official: Development of B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘on Schedule’
US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
September 17, 2019
US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to build a F-35 maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan.
US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
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