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New Zealand, U.S. Navies Operate Together in Eastern Pacific

The Royal New Zealand Navy Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted combined operations in the eastern Pacific, Dec. 8-9. Te Kaha is underway for the first time since her nearly three-year frigate system upgrade. “One of the last operational activities Te Kaha did before

Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet Receives France’s Highest Award

French Submarine Forces commander Vice Adm. Jean-Philippe Chaineau awarded the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John Aquilino the Legion d'Honneur Award at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Dec. 3. The Legion d'Honneur Award is France's highest award and translates to "Legion of Honor." "Thank you for the tremendous honor of receiving the

By |2020-12-08T12:49:25+03:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Americas, Pacific|Tags: , , , |20 Comments

BREAKING: Joe Biden Selected Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead the Department of Defense. Austin’s 40-year career includes two command assignments at Ft. Bragg. If confirmed as secretary of defense, If confirmed by the Senate, the former commander of US Central Command Austin will be the first black Secretary of Defense in U.S. history to lead

China finally congratulates Biden, Harris for their victory in US presidential election

China on Friday shed its initial hesitation and congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy, Kamala Harris, for their victory in the 2020 US presidential election, saying Beijing respects the choice of the American people. "We have been following reactions on the US elections from both within the US and the international community," Chinese

By |2020-11-13T16:59:00+03:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Americas, Asia, Diplomacy, News, Pacific|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Enhancing Shared Prosperity for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific: A Snapshot of U.S. Government Efforts

In November 2017, President Donald Trump laid out the U.S. vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, in which all nations are sovereign, strong and prosperous. Spanning from the U.S. west coast to India’s west coast, with the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at its center, the Indo-Pacific region offers unprecedented potential to

By |2020-11-13T10:54:16+03:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Americas, Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific Strategy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Lockheed Martin Further Efforts To Transform Airlifters Into Potent Strike Weapon Platforms

The U.S. Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) Office awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $25 million contract to support the next phase of the service’s Palletized Munitions Experimentation Campaign. The fourth phase includes a system-level demonstration in 2021 and continues to assess the potential to deliver large volumes of air-launched weapons via

By |2020-11-13T08:18:42+03:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Americas, Indo-Pacific Strategy, Military Affairs, News, Pacific, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Six More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) will build six additional production CH-53K King Stallionhelicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. The aircraft will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a

Biden’s China Policy and U.S. Alliance System in Asia-Pacific

As Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, eyes turn to the new direction of the US's foreign policy approach to China. The basic approach is that Biden will avoid a military confrontation with China despite the harsh speeches he made against China during his election campaign. However, although Biden's methods and

By |2020-11-12T09:09:23+03:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Americas, Diplomacy|Tags: , , , |34 Comments
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