Naval forces

Medium: This War Game is a Warning to China

My second article at Medium, “This War Game is a Warning to China“, is now up. Have at it. Apologies for the late posting, I was on vacation in the Midwest.

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Medium: Japan: Flat-Tops or Not?

  My first article at Medium is out, on Japan’s recent history of naval aviation and future prospects for aircraft carriers. You’ll find it here.

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South Korea Nears Fighter Jet Deal with Philippines

China's rising power is becoming a boon for its East Asian neighbors.

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Did South Korea Make its $3 Billion 2012 Defense Exports Goal?

The ROK may have missed their 2012 aspirations...

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Jianghu on the Rocks

A Chinese frigate has gotten itself stuck in a bind — or rather, a shoal — in the South China Sea. According to the Sydney Morning Herald: The frigate pinned itself to a reef last night at Half Moon Shoal, on the south-eastern edge of the Spratly Islands, and remains “thoroughly stuck”, according to Western...

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Sino-Indian Defence Cooperation: Room for Improvement

Four Indian warships, including the INS Shivalik, one of India’s most capable indigenously built surface combatants, paid a five-day visit to Shanghai on 14 June 2012, marking the first Indian naval port call to China in six years. Sino-Indian defence relations have come a long way. But there is room for improvement.

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U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

It's a busy week for ever emerging East Asian Alliances....

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