Tag: indo-pacific command

China holds military drills following US arms sale to Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, following the latest arms sales from the United States to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as a renegade province. In a brief statement, and without giving an exact geographical location, the ministry said […]

If the US really wants to win against China or Russia, it needs to start investing in the infantry

The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy (NDS) suggests our biggest national security threats come from “near-peer” rivals such as China and Russia. In order to adequately prepare the U.S. for a military conflict with one of these major global powers, the recently announced 2020 national budget prioritizes the rapid development of next-generation, high-technology initiatives in […]

Japanese F-35 fighter crashes while flying over Pacific Ocean

An F-35A fighter with Japan’s Air Self Defense Force has crashed while flying over the Pacific Ocean roughly 84 miles from the Japanese mainland. The single-seat aircraft dropped off radar on Tuesday at about 7:27 p.m. local time, officials told Reuters. A search and rescue operation was subsequently launched, according to NHK. Rescue teams found […]

US Navy, Coast Guard ships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait in message to China

The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the military said, as the United States increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of […]