Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

Beidou: China’s New Satellite Navigation System

Beidou: China’s New Satellite Navigation System Parliament house flag post Beidou: China’s new satellite navigation system Posted 26/02/2015 by Geoff Wade Coverage poylgon of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System since 2012: 55°E – 180°E, 55°S – 55°N Daveduv/Zuanzuanfuwa On 28 October 2014, just three weeks before Prime Minister Abbott and PRC President Xi Jinping signed an […]

Snowden Reveals Information On New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base In Waihopai Snowden Reveals Information on New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base in Waihopai Sputnik News 21:19 08.03.2015(updated 21:24 08.03.2015) The recent documents revealed by Edward Snowden show how closely New Zealand is working with the NSA to maintain surveillance coverage on the South-Pacific region. Newly revealed documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the […]

From Cyberspace To Africa, The CIA Looks To Fights Of The Future

Excerpt: He said a better setup is in place at the State Department, which assigns assistant secretaries of state responsibility for geographic regions and other mission areas.”We don’t have the equivalent of an assistant secretary here,” he said. “We’re going to address that.” Each mission center will combine personnel from all directorates and be led […]

Top Intelligence Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

While the POTUS and Ms. Rice/SECSTATE Kerry worry about polar bears……… Excerpt: In his remarks, Reid led the audience on a global tour of what he described as an “unprecedented” plethora of challenges facing the United States, from the rise of the Islamic State and other violent Islamist extremist groups to the Ebola epidemic in […]

A New American Grand Strategy: By Gen. (ret.) James Mattis

Conclusion: Ultimately we need the foresight of the Armed Services Committee, acting in its sentinel and oversight role, to draw us out of the reactive stance we’ve fallen into and chart a strategic way ahead. Our national security strategy needs bipartisan direction. In some cases, Congress may need to change our processes for developing an […]

Director of National Intelligence Statement For Record On Worldwide Threat Assessment (Feb. 26, 2015)

Unclassified_2015_ATA_SFR_-_SASC_FINAL The Director of National Intelligence’s Statement For The Record Of The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment, Feb. 26, 2015,before the Senate Armed Services Committee can be downloaded from the link above; or, go to the Director of National Intelligence website and you can download from their webpage. V/R, RCP

Douglas MacArthur And The Pivot to Asia

Excerpt: “We were nine months in travel,” MacArthur wrote, “traversing countless miles of lands so rich in color, so fabled in legend, so vital to history that the experience was without doubt the most important factor of preparation in my entire life.” He continued: The true historic significance and the sense of destiny that these […]