Monthly archive April, 2012
As China Rattles Sabers, U.S. Rattles Back Via Taiwan Fighter Sales Insinuations

As China Rattles Sabers, U.S. Rattles Back Via Taiwan Fighter Sales Insinuations

The United States may consider selling new fighter jets to Taiwan.

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North Korea's New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

North Korea’s New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

If the North Korean nuclear test fails, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea will have attained the much-coveted fail trifecta.

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Update #4: The Philippines Turns to the U.S. over Two-Week Chinese/Philippine Scarborough Shoal Standoff

Update #4: The Philippines Turns to the U.S. over Two-Week Chinese/Philippine Scarborough Shoal Standoff

China has pulled out their "Yuzheng 310 " ship and another maritime surveillance vessel, but tensions around the Scarborough Shoal continue

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North Korea Nears Third Nuclear Test

North Korea Nears Third Nuclear Test

More and more media outlets are jumping on board with their beliefs that a nuclear test at Punggye-ri will occur in the immediate future

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Update #3: The Chinese/Philippine Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal Hits Day 10

Update #3: The Chinese/Philippine Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal Hits Day 10

Last week at this time, China and the Philippines looked near a potential resolution. One week later, diplomacy has gotten nowhere.

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South Korea Deploys Hyunmu-3C Missile with 1,500km Range

South Korea Deploys Hyunmu-3C Missile with 1,500km Range

"South Korea has deployed a new long-range cruise missile that puts nuclear and missile sites in the entire North Korean territory within striking distance"

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North Korea's Newest Road-Mobile Ballistic Missile

North Korea’s Newest Road-Mobile Ballistic Missile

On April 15th, the DPRK paraded their shiniest new military hardware. Among them was the predicted debut of a new road-mobile ballistic missile, the KN-08:

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Economist Debates: China's Military

Economist Debates: China’s Military

The Economist in their latest “Economist Debate” – which is a permanent feature they run where they adapt the Oxford style of debating to an online forum – have proposed the moot: “that the rise of China’s military power is a threat to East Asian stability.” You can check out the opening arguments here. The debate...

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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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South Korean Warships Searching for North Korean Rocket Debris

South Korean Warships Searching for North Korean Rocket Debris

The North Koreans are doing a wonderful job of giving Japan, South Korea, and the United States great practice at coordinating efforts for any future confrontations with China

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Update: Philippine and Chinese Vessels Continue Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

Update: Philippine and Chinese Vessels Continue Standoff Over Scarborough Shoal EEZ Rights

While ships involved in the confrontation continue to change, the Philippines and China continue to knock heads over their territorial rights

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North Korea Launches Unha-3 Rocket, but Launch Likely Failure

North Korea Launches Unha-3 Rocket, but Launch Likely Failure

Japan, South Korea, and the United States believe the rocket failed shortly after launch

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