Military Affairs and Espionage

U.S. to Boost Military Role in the Philippines in Push to Counter China

Washington and Manila announced a plan to give the American military access to four new locations in the Southeast Asian country, a growing strategic partner in the region. 283 comments. By Sui-Lee Wee Published Feb. 1, 2023 5 MIN READ “The United States is increasing its military presence in the Philippines, gaining access to four more sites …

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BRET STEPHENS

China’s Decline Became Undeniable This Week. Now What? Jan. 17, 2023 4 MIN READ By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist “For years, I’ve been writing columns predicting China’s decline. This week, the decline became undeniable. The road downhill will not be smooth — not for it or for us. The news is that the death rate in China outnumbered the birthrate …

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Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan Is Too Dangerous

July 28, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET 612 comments By Bonnie S. Glaser and Zack Cooper Ms. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr. Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. “The United States and China are on a collision course in the Taiwan Strait. China’s ambitions …

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China, the Most Powerful Data Broker in the World Is Winning the War Against the U.S. by Matt Pottinger and David Feith – NYT

Nov. 30, 2021 By Matt Pottinger and David Feith Mr. Pottinger served in the Trump administration as the senior Asia adviser in the National Security Council and later as deputy national security adviser. Mr. Feith served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. “President Joe Biden came away from his summit with China’s …

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Why Is China Building Up Its Nuclear Arsenal?

Nov. 15, 2021 By Tong Zhao Mr. Zhao is a Beijing-based expert on nuclear policy. BEIJING — Forget about nuclear might. It’s time for the United States to talk to China about mutual vulnerability. It’s clear that Beijing is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. Commercial satellite images suggest China is building more than 100 new intercontinental ballistic missile silos. Reporting emerged …

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ROSS DOUTHAT

What Comes After the 9/11 Era? NYT: Sept. 11, 2021 “Everything in my profession revolved around the War on Terror. And everyone I knew who was even the least bit conservative (a category that included many Democrats) was ready to invade Iraq — and probably Syria and Iran for good measure. Everyone except one college …

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I Can’t Forget the Lessons of Vietnam. Neither Should You.

Aug. 19, 2021 By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer” and its sequel, “The Committed.” He is a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. “I was 4 years old when Saigon fell, so I do not remember any of …

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U.S. Formally Accuses China of Hacking Microsoft

The Biden administration is also expected to organize a broad group of allies to condemn Beijing for cyberattacks around the world, but stop short of taking concrete punitive steps. By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and David E. SangerJuly 19, 2021Updated 8:53 a.m. ET “WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday formally accused the Chinese government of breaching Microsoft email systems used by many …

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Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it. By Charlie SavagePublished May 22, 2021Updated May 23, 2021 WASHINGTON — When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back up its ally with military force — …

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Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

By Thomas L. Friedman April 27, 2021 Opinion Columnist阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 If you’re looking for a compelling beach read this summer, I recommend the novel “2034,” by James Stavridis, a retired admiral, and Elliot Ackerman, a former Marine and intelligence officer. The book is about how China and America go to war in 2034, beginning with a naval battle near …

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