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Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

China's People's Liberation Army is plagued with rampant corruption that threatens to destroy it from within. "No country can defeat China," but "our own corruption can destroy us," says top PLA general.

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North Korea Reveals Satellite Details & Begins Fueling Rocket, Japan and South Korea React

North Korea Reveals Satellite Details & Begins Fueling Rocket, Japan and South Korea React

Pyongyang continues to push forward with their satellite launch, South Korea and Japan stand ready to stop it

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South Korean Complaints about a Lack of Japanese Security Cooperation (from 1981)

South Korean Complaints about a Lack of Japanese Security Cooperation (from 1981)

The release of South Korean diplomatic documents from 1981 has revealed South Korean annoyance at Japanese free-riding on the US-ROK alliance during the 1970s and 1980s. The documents detail the ROK’s belief that Japanese security consciousness and burden sharing was insufficient, and that Japan should provide economic assistance in kind to offset the lack of...

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North Korea to Launch Long Range Rocket to Celebrate Kim Il-Sung's Birthday

North Korea to Launch Long Range Rocket to Celebrate Kim Il-Sung’s Birthday

The ink on the North Korean food agreement hasn't even dried yet and the DPRK is already exploiting loopholes

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How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

China has the largest standing army in the world with 2,285,000 personnel and an annual budget US$114.3 billion. As the US shifts its focus to Asia, Alexander Neill, head of the Asia Security Programme at the Royal United Services Institute, writes about Chinese military advances that challenge regional balances.

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Japan's Space Agency to Take On National Security Role

Japan’s Space Agency to Take On National Security Role

Japan’s answer to NASA – JAXA – is slated to add defense and intelligence tasks to its traditionally civilian role. Kyodo explains: A government panel on space program strategy plans to revise a law to allow the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to step outside its current commitment to peaceful projects and become involved in the use of...

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