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Indo-Pacific Command

Commandant: Marines ‘Not Optimized For Great Power Competition’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The new commandant says the Corps has to start “unshackling ourselves from previous notions of what war looks like and reimagining how Marines will train, how we will operate, and how we will fight.”

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LCS Fires New Long-Range Missile, As Navy And Marine Corps Hammer Out New Force Plan

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Naval Strike Missile is one tool that the Navy and Marines are looking to rely on in crafting a response to a new era of long-range threats.

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SecDef & Marines Want To Disperse Across Pacific, But It’s Hard

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Concerns over a new Okinawa airfield, and how to get Marines across vast swaths of ocean, are complicating American plans to spread forces across the Pacific.

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Hill Likely to OK $8B F-16V Sale To Taiwan; DoD Mulls Where To Train

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Trump administration is finding Taiwan to be a more than willing partner as it continues to look for ways to counter China

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Adm. Davidson: China Assaults International Order

Posted by James Kitfield on


The most profound change resulting from China’s military modernization has been in its space capabilities. Back in 2000 China only had 10 satellites in orbit, and this year it will launch more satellites than any other nation on the planet.

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Taiwan Buys Lots Of Tanks, But Really Wants New F-16Vs

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As dozens of US and allied warships operate in the Pacific, trailed by a Chinese spy ship, the Trump administration debates selling new F-16s to Taiwan.

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Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

Posted by Colin Clark on


“My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).”

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Human Rights, And FONOPS, Key For US In Indo-Pacific

Posted by Colin Clark on


US military leaders from across the Pacific are speaking with one voice about what the US needs to do in the region, and what the Chinese aren’t doing.

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U.S. India ASAT Test React May Backfire, Experts Say

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The India ASAT test could have provided an opportunity for leadership from the Trump administration to help prevent the creation of space debris.

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Pacific Commander Wants Subs The Navy Just Doesn’t Have

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy is losing submarines just when commanders say they need more, more, more.

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