Monthly archive March, 2012
Chinese troops in Somalia?

Chinese troops in Somalia?

A Reuters article (H/T James R. Holmes -see below) from last year contains an interesting quote in regards to anti-piracy strategy from General Chen Bingde, the chief of the general staff of the People’s Liberation Army: For counterpiracy campaigns to be effective, we should probably move beyond the ocean and crash their bases on the land….It’s important that...

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Chinese & North Korean Communications Break Down Over Rocket Launch

Chinese & North Korean Communications Break Down Over Rocket Launch

China was as 'in the dark' about North Korea's planned rocket launch as everyone else

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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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Taiwan Considers Indigenous Submarine Construction

Taiwan Considers Indigenous Submarine Construction

Taiwan feels increased pressure for indigenous submarine designs, after years of being left hanging by the United States

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EADS's 'Eurofighter Typhoon' Localized Production Deal with South Korea in Jeopardy

EADS’s ‘Eurofighter Typhoon’ Localized Production Deal with South Korea in Jeopardy

EADS throws a few wrenches into South Korea's FX-III bidding competition

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South Korea Hopes for Agreement with U.S. to Extend Missile Range Capabilities

South Korea Hopes for Agreement with U.S. to Extend Missile Range Capabilities

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is optimistic about revising agreements with the U.S. to allow for an extension of South Korean missile ranges

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Guest Post: Better Off Without Bo

Guest Post: Better Off Without Bo

Examining the end of Bo Xilai's political career through the lens of political stability; an ideal deeply valued in Chinese politics.

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North Korea Likely Enriching Uranium Outside of Yongbyon Facility

North Korea Likely Enriching Uranium Outside of Yongbyon Facility

The U.S. and North Korean agreement is looking more and more faulty as each day passes

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North Korea Demonstrates Their Military Superiority with WWII-esque Katyusha Rocket Trucks

North Korea Demonstrates Their Military Superiority with WWII-esque Katyusha Rocket Trucks

The technology recently demonstrated during North Korean combat exercises would seem inferior if shown in the original "Red Dawn."

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South Korea's $1.1 Billion Dollar Submarine Deal with Indonesia on Thin Ice

South Korea’s $1.1 Billion Dollar Submarine Deal with Indonesia on Thin Ice

A sudden $300 million jump in costs may cause the Type 209 Submarine contract to slip through Seoul's fingers.

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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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US Considers Planned North Korean Rocket Launch to be 'Deal-Breaker'

US Considers Planned North Korean Rocket Launch to be ‘Deal-Breaker’

Your move, North Korea...

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