Category Taiwan

UH…Never Mind: Pentagon Scrubs Major Mosul Offensive Against Islamic State

What a disaster this White House and National Security team are. The incompetence is breathtaking. After the Syrian Red Line that wasn’t, you would have thought they had learned something. Apparently not. Why should Putin, the leaders of Iran, China, North Korea, and our allies such as Israel, Japan, South Korea, etc. believe anything that […]

Exposed: China’s Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

http://nationalinterest.org/print/feature/exposed-chinas-super-strategy-crush-america-war-12267 Published on The National Interest (http://nationalinterest.org) Exposed: China’s Super Strategy to Crush America in a War [1] Harry J. Kazianis [2] [3] We all know that the chances of a U.S.-Sino war in Asia [4] are remote— thank God. With hundreds of billions of dollars in bilateral trade, the strong possibility that such a […]

Projecting Strategy: The Myth of Chinese Counter-intervention

Projecting Strategy: The Myth of Chinese Counter-intervention January 26, 2015 by M. Taylor Fravel and Christopher P. Twomey http://twq.elliott.gwu.edu/projecting-strategy-myth-chinese-counter-intervention In analyses of China’s military modernization, it has become increasingly common to describe China as pursuing a “counter-intervention” strategy in East Asia. Such a strategy aims to push the United States away from China’s littoral, forestalling […]

Will Japan Flex Its Naval Power in South China Sea?

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/will-japan-flex-its-naval-power-south-china-sea Will Japan Flex Its Naval Power in South China Sea? 11 February 2015 In a startling interview with Reuters, Admiral Robert Thomas, commander of the US Seventh Fleet, said that America would welcome Japan patrolling the South China Sea, south of the Japanese islands and far beyond the country’s current area of operations. Tokyo […]

Manila Says China Starts Dredging At Another Reef In South China Sea

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 Asia Manila Says China Starts Dredging At Another Reef In South China Sea Published on Feb 5, 2015 8:52 PM In this aerial file photograph taken from a Philippine Air Force aircraft on Nov 6, 2003, Chinese-built structures on the Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly islands are […]

At Risk of Fragmenting, Yemen Poses Dangers to U.S.

Excerpt: In Washington, military and intelligence officials expressed grave concerns on Wednesday about the violence in Sana, and the impact any further deterioration could have on one of the Obama administration’s staunchest counterterrorism partners. Michael G. Vickers, the Pentagon’s top intelligence policy official, said analysts were still trying to determine the Houthis’ ultimate goal. The […]

Aircraft Carriers Major Factor In Taiwan Cross-Strait Strategic Stability

Aircraft Carriers In The Taiwan Strait Aircraft Carriers Are A Major Factor In Cross-Strait Strategic Stability. By Vasilis Trigkas December 29, 2014 The recent landslide victory of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taiwan’s local elections is drawing attention to the fragile détente between China and Taiwan, which has been at the core of the […]