Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG-89) conducted a freedom of navigation operation past the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea Thursday, the Navy announced.
THE PENTAGON – The Chinese military is reorganizing its land forces, but its moves do not increase its ability to mount a large-scale beach assault across the Taiwan Strait, according to a new Department of Defense report. Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – When considering a resurgent Chinese military, the U.S. lacks a well-developed plan or even a unifying theme, a panel of Pacific-region military and political experts said Wednesday.
The following is the 2016 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that was released this month. Read More
The following is a People’s Liberation Army recruitment advertisement released late last month by Chinese authorities. Read More
The following is the March 24, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, The Chinese Military: Overview and Issues for Congress. Read More
Beijing is defending the deployment of anti-ship cruise missiles to Woody Island in the South China Sea, according to a Wednesday statement from the Chinese foreign ministry. Read More
The following is the 2016 Japanese analysis of strategic and military trends in China from the National Institute of Defense Studies. Read More
The following is the recently released 2015 report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to Congress. Read More
After Vietnam, the Department of Defense turned its attention back to the Soviet threat in Europe. Faced with an opposing force that was numerically superior, land-power-focused, and strategically positioned to overrun Western Europe, the United States initially turned to nuclear weapons to offset a battlefield disadvantage. Read More