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Outflank China in the South China Sea

Lieutenant Brett Wessley, U.S. Navy, writes: Throughout the history of warfare, the advantage has constantly swung between offense and defense, with new technologies and innovative tactics displacing old doctrines and war plans. The defensive [...]

China Puts Rocket Launchers on South China Sea Island

BEIJING (Reuters) — China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China’s ongoing military build-up. [...]

China Launches 1st Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and [...]

Japan, U.S. Conduct Joint Military Exercise

Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and the U.S. military’s Carrier Strike Group 1, comprising the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, destroyers, supply and other ships, have been conducting a joint exercise in the East China Sea [...]