Category Archives: Russia

Biden Administration Wants to Expand Pacific 'Quad' Relationship, National Security Advisor Sullivan Says

Biden Administration Wants to Expand Pacific ‘Quad’ Relationship, National Security Advisor Sullivan Says

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the United States Navy participate in Malabar 2020 on Nov. 17, 2020. US Navy Photo

Transforming a loose network of U.S. allies in the Pacific into something more than an informal security relationship between four Indo-Pacific democracies is a goal for the Biden administration, its new national security advisor said Friday. Read More

Navy Questioning How to Sustain Fleet in High-End Fight, Says Analyst

Navy Questioning How to Sustain Fleet in High-End Fight, Says Analyst

Sailors prepare for a replenishment-at-sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Oct. 18, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy is asking itself how the service can sustain the fleet in high-end conflict when it no longer has government-owned or American-flagged merchant vessels feeding forward bases to rely on in wartime, a maritime analyst told an international online forum Thursday. Read More

Wittman: India Presents ‘Opportunity’ for Partnership to Counter China

Wittman: India Presents ‘Opportunity’ for Partnership to Counter China

Australian, Indian and U.S. ships sail past each other as fixed-wing aircraft from the India and U.S. navies conduct a flyover during Malabar 2020 on Nov. 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

As the United States seeks to counter China in the Indo-Pacific, it should look to partner with countries in the region like India, according to a long-time House Armed Services Committee lawmaker. Read More

Chinese Navy Faces Overseas Basing Weakness, Report Says

Chinese Navy Faces Overseas Basing Weakness, Report Says

A Chinese warship is seen at the port of Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, Aug. 16, 2017. Xinhua Photo

A major weakness “the largest navy in the world” has yet to solve is where Beijing will find skilled shipyard workers and modern facilities to maintain its fleet’s combat readiness far from its shores, the co-author of a major study examining Chinese vulnerabilities said Thursday. Read More

SECDEF Nominee Austin Affirms Threat From China, Will ‘Update’ National Defense Strategy

SECDEF Nominee Austin Affirms Threat From China, Will ‘Update’ National Defense Strategy

Defense Secretary nominee Lloyd Austin responds to a question during his Senate Armed Forces Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2021. DoD Photo

President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Defense Department plans to take another look at the National Defense Strategy should he be confirmed, he told lawmakers on Tuesday. Read More

Wolfe: Modernized Trident Missiles Require Rigorous Testing As Navy Builds Columbia-Class

Wolfe: Modernized Trident Missiles Require Rigorous Testing As Navy Builds Columbia-Class

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) off the coast of California. US Navy Phot

The senior admiral directing the strategic systems program placed a strong emphasis on the rigorous testing of modernized Trident missiles to ensure their accuracy and reliability, as the Navy transitions from the Ohio-class to the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Read More