Monthly archive December, 2011
Sovereignty and National Defense

Sovereignty and National Defense

As the year comes to a close, discussion of America national security policy has focused on the “pivot” to Asia. Yet, while America is interested primarily in the region as a national security concern, policymakers are less interested necessarily in the divide between America and many Asian states over national security policy. As William Overholt...

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Total War in Cyberspace

Total War in Cyberspace

By now, many may have seen the widely reproduced Adam Segal post on Huang Chunping’s article in China Defense Daily about a cyber-mobilization structure during warfare. Those following the evolution of Chinese information warfare (IW) thought–particularly readers of Timothy Thomas’ various books will find little of particular novelty. I am struck, however, by the continued...

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Links for 12/30/11

  * New tracked Chinese IFV spotted * Taiwan to end conscription in 2013 * Bill Sweetman on F-35 proponents * Indonesia to purchase 6 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia * North Korean giant spotted at Kim Jong-il funeral

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Links for 12/27/11

  * South Korea to purchase French spy aircraft * Opinion: “Build Japan-India naval ties” * China’s Cyber Command * Taiwan retiring two patrol ships * Malaysia, China to advance military ties

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Links for 12/23/11

  * Varyag, flagship of the Russian Fleet, on exercise off coast of Petrapavlosk * As China asserts presence in South China Sea, Philippines seeks F-16s from U.S. * Will South Korea follow Japan in F-35 acquisition? * 2012: A big year for the PLAN * Thailand, India to increase defense cooperation  

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The Enigma of AirSea Battle

The Enigma of AirSea Battle

Air Sea Battle is taking center stage in the emerging American Pacific regional military strategy. Now that the concept has acquired new-found fame, it has also similarly acquired enemies. Marine Corps War College Professor James Lacey is the latest to attack AirSea Battle as a operational concept elevated to strategy. Bryan McGrath of Information Dissemination...

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South Korea to Export Submarines to Indonesia

South Korea to Export Submarines to Indonesia

A $1.1 Billion submarine deal with Indonesia effectively doubles South Korea's arms exports

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South Korea Developing Bunker-Buster Bombs

South Korea Developing Bunker-Buster Bombs

South Korea both buying US weapons systems and designing their own for use by 2013

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Japanese destroyer to visit China: Thawing Sino-Japanese relations (again)

Japanese destroyer to visit China: Thawing Sino-Japanese relations (again)

It has been announced that the JMSDF will be sending a destroyer on a good will visit to China next week. Why is this so significant? What are some implications?

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South Korea Seeking to Acquire Controversial CBU-105 Cluster Bombs

South Korea Seeking to Acquire Controversial CBU-105 Cluster Bombs

Going against world trends, South Korea pursues the acquisition of US-made CBU-105 Cluster Munitions

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North Korea Hates Christmas

North Korea Hates Christmas

North Korea threatens action against South Korea on reports the ROK will again be setting up Christmas lights on the DMZ border

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Chinese Fisherman Murders South Korean Coast Guardsman

Chinese Fisherman Murders South Korean Coast Guardsman

South Korea's renewed focus on the battle to stop illegal Chinese fishermen in it's Exclusive Economic Zones brings renewed casualties

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