U.S military

Taiwan Under Threat… But Is War Really Imminent?

In response to the Biden administration’s diplomatic overtures to Taiwan, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force made repeated incursions into Taiwanese airspace, raising hackles across both the Strait and the Pacific....

An Elizabethan Cyberwar

As the U.S. and China trade accusations as to who is the real cyber assailant, Cold War tropes have become commonplace in describing digital dispute between Beijing and Washington. From then Secretary of State Clinton’s...

Cybersecurity at Top of Agenda for Xi, Obama Meetings

Ahead of the meeting between Presidents Obama and Xi in California next week, both sides are working to set the agenda not only for the meetings but for the evolving relationship between the two powers. National Security Advisor...

China Emerges as New Force in Drone Warfare

AP looks at China’s development and expanding use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), for both military and civilian use, noting that China is situating itself to be a major player in the global UAV industry:...

Gamers Fight Corrupt Officials, Learn from Lei Feng

Chinese authorities’ attitude toward video games has been mixed, with large industry subsidies on one hand and wariness of moral corrosion on the other. At the same time, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports, the...

U.S. Soldier Implicated in Gun Ring

China’s Ministry of Public Security claimed on Tuesday that it had detained 23 people in connection with an international gun trafficking bust involving a U.S. soldier, Staff Sgt. Joseph Debose of a North Carolina-based...

China, US Cooperate Against Cyber Attacks

Despite tensions between China and the United States over the South China Sea stand-off and blind activist, Chen Guangcheng, US and Chinese defense chiefs have pledged to work together against cyber threats. This announcement...

China Says Aircraft Carrier Only for Research, Training

Chinese Defense Officials said its first aircraft carrier is only used for research, experiments and training. China has been in the process of refurbishing the empty hull of the Varyag which was purchased at an auction in 1998....

China Protests Against U.S. Spy Flights Near Its Coast

Chinese officials warn that American Surveillance planes have harmed “severely undermined mutual trust” and dampened military relations between China and U.S. From Reuters: “We demand that the U.S. respect...

U.S., China Military Chiefs Take Steps Toward Thaw

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, concluded his four-day trip to China after inspecting several military facilities. The visit was a symbolic step toward rebuilding military relations between the two countries. The...

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