Category Archives: China

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Nominee Argues Navy Needs Larger, More Survivable Fleet

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Nominee Argues Navy Needs Larger, More Survivable Fleet

USS Princeton (CG-59) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) steam in formation during a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) on May 12, 2020. US Navy Photo

The nominee for the Pentagon’s top acquisition post told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Navy needs a larger and more survivable fleet. Read More

Intel Sharing Between U.S. and Ukraine 'Revolutionary' Says DIA Director

Intel Sharing Between U.S. and Ukraine ‘Revolutionary’ Says DIA Director

The 22nd Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier speaks at the 2021 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) on Dec. 6, 2021. DIA Image

The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency described the sharing of information and intelligence between the United States and the Ukrainians as “revolutionary in terms of what we can do” at a Thursday congressional hearing. Read More

AFRICOM: China, Russia Expanding Influence in Africa

AFRICOM: China, Russia Expanding Influence in Africa

Chinese sailors at the People’s Liberation Army Navy base in Djibouti in 2019. Xinhua Photo

This post has been updated to correct where Russian mercenaries have been operating in Africa.

China’s ambitions in Africa are long-term and range from power plants and port investment to new military bases, but Russia, through its use of mercenaries like the Wagner Group, is propping up autocratic regimes and strives for immediate influence across the continent from Libya to Central Africa, the Pentagon’s top commander for the continent said Tuesday. Read More

South Korea, U.S. Bond To Tighten Following Recent Election Says U.S. Commander

South Korea, U.S. Bond To Tighten Following Recent Election Says U.S. Commander

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron, left, 3d Marine Division commanding general, salutes Lt. Gen. Kim Tae-sung, right, Commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Mar. 1, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The top commander in Korea saw encouraging signs for the with U.S. alliance with the election of conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol as the nation’s president in the most hotly contested race in Seoul’s history as a democracy. Read More