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How the US Should Respond to Chinese Military Assertiveness in 2015

In his speech at the November 10, 2014 Asia-Pacific leaders summit, President Obama stated his intention to take relations with China to a "new level" and highlighted the importance of forging a durable strategic partnership with China to ensure its rising power does not destabilize the …

Why China Is Building The World's Largest "Coast Guard" Cutter

The idea of a Coast Guard is one that has blurred in recent decades, with US Coast Guard vessels serving as far away from home as the Persian Gulf on …

Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.<p>In all, Nato said in a statement, its jets had intercepted …

China and Vietnam in South China Sea: What's Really Going on?

Four decades since their most high-profile maritime clash, China and Vietnam are at it again.<p>When China moved a massive oil rig within disputed …

Security Insiders: NATO Unprepared to Counter Newly Aggressive Russia

A whop­ping three-quar­ters of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity In­siders said the NATO al­li­ance is not pre­pared to counter a newly …

China will defend itself, warns Beijing ahead of likely military spending rise

China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, its vice-foreign minister has said ahead of the expected announcement of another big increase in Chinese defence spending.<p>Fu Ying said China supported resolving disputes with other states through negotiations and …

China announces surge in military spending

China continues years of double-digit rises in military spending to alarm of Asian nations and US<p><b>China</b> has announced a 12 per cent increase on its military, already the largest in the world, sparking concerns among its Asian neighbours and the US.<p>Beijing has for years been raising spending on the …

China Is Upgrading Its Warships With Technology From Key Us Allies

Most of China's advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. Chinese destroyers have French sonar, anti-submarine-warfare helicopters and surface-to-air missiles.<p>Above the battlefield, British jet engines drive PLA fighter bombers and anti-ship strike …

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Budget talks turn to military pensions

Can savings from military pensions be part of the solution to avoid deeper cuts from defense next month?<p>That’s an important question facing House-Senate negotiators as they try to close out a deal this week to avoid another round of sequestration in January and restore some certainty to the …

U.S. sends B-52s over China-claimed waters

Japan and the USA will challenge China's claim to a stretch of the ocean during military exercises this week.<p>NAHA, OKINAWA, Japan — An American carrier battle group and a flotilla of Japanese warships will arrive Wednesday near a vast stretch of ocean claimed by China in what is shaping up as a …