Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Essay: An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower

Essay: An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower

USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

In order for a coherent vision of modern American seapower to move forward in providing the lion’s share of this nation’s peacetime presence, shaping, deterrence and assurance needs, the Department of the Navy must become more efficient in its acquisition processes. It must be more nimble, more flexible, more accountable and faster. Read More

Head of Chinese Navy Defends South China Sea Moves in Teleconference with CNO Richardson

Head of Chinese Navy Defends South China Sea Moves in Teleconference with CNO Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and People's Liberations Army Navy head Adm. Wu Shegli.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and People’s Liberations Army Navy head Adm. Wu Shegli.

The head of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy told his U.S. counterpart the installations China has constructed in the South China Sea aren’t a sign of an increased militarization in the region, but said China will protect its installations depending on the threat level, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense. Read More

China on ‘High Alert’ to Prevent Japan from Entering South China Sea Disputes

China on ‘High Alert’ to Prevent Japan from Entering South China Sea Disputes

hinese Sailors man the rails aboard the destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) as they arrive in Pearl Harbor. US Navy Photo

hinese Sailors man the rails aboard the destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) as they arrive in Pearl Harbor. US Navy Photo

Chinese officials claim to be on “ high alert against Japan’s attempt to poke its nose in the issue of the South China Sea,” following an interview published Sunday in which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for the international community to “raise its voice” against Chinese encroachment. Read More

CSIS Panel: Next U.S. Administration Will be Tougher on China

CSIS Panel: Next U.S. Administration Will be Tougher on China

Парад_в_честь_70-летия_Великой_Победы_-_40Domestic economic growth and new terrorist attacks on American soil likely will dominate the 2016 presidential campaign; but China’s continuing cybertheft, its building islands for military use out of reefs or sliding the world into global recession through mishandling of its own economy—coupled with North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing—are international issues that could surface as the race heats up. Read More

Panel to HASC: ISIS Militants Will Be Difficult to Totally Defeat

Panel to HASC: ISIS Militants Will Be Difficult to Totally Defeat

Undated photo of ISIS militants

Undated photo of ISIS militants

Grinding the Islamic State “out of its holes will take longer . . . than taking Ramadi” or any city, such as Raqqa in Syria, or Mosul in Iraq, because ISIS fighters believe they “are surviving,” even if driven underground, Robert Ford, former ambassador to Syria, told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Read More