U.S. Marines Put Littoral Combat Skills to the Test during Realistic Force-on-Force Operations

The heavy blades of helicopters thud overtop of the thick jungle canopy where hundreds of U.S. Marines silently maneuver through the stifling terrain to gain a positional advantage against a peer-level adversary. Meanwhile, a platoon of Marines executes an amphibious assault into another remote part of the jungle – swiftly navigating through nearly 20 nautical

UK Applies to Join Huge Pacific Free Trade Area CPTPP

The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Secretary Blinken and Secretary Locsin reaffirmed that a strong U.S.-Philippine Alliance is vital to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Secretary Blinken stressed the importance of the Mutual Defense Treaty for the security of both nations, and its

Japan Complaints China to United Nations Over Its Activities in the South China Sea

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and, with regard to the Note Verbale No. CML63/2020, has the honour to state Japan’s position asfollows. Japan, as a State Partv to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), rejects China’s

By |2021-01-20T16:05:01+03:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Pacific, South China Sea|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

USS Burke-Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) Completed an Oceania Transit

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) completed an Oceania transit and presence operation Jan. 18, interacting with partners and upholding commitments with the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Papua New Guinea. Russell conducted a brief stop for fuel in Majuro, RMI, Jan. 7. After successfully completing

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US Builds Partnership Capacity with Air Chiefs in Indo-Pacific

Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, hosted senior leaders from the Indo-Pacific theater during the quarterly Pacific Air Chiefs (PAC) Video Teleconference (VTC) from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Dec. 9. The PAC VTCs reaffirm PACAF’s commitment to multilateral allies and partners by providing regular, continuing opportunities for senior military leader dialogue. This iteration

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Russian Pacific Fleet’s Strategic Missile-Carrying Underwater Cruiser Launch four Bulava Ballistic Missiles

The Pacific Fleet’s nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh made a salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles from the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Saturday. "Today the Pacific Fleet’s strategic missile-carrying underwater cruiser Vladimir Monomakh made a salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles as part of planned combat training measures," the ministry

By |2020-12-12T16:58:57+03:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Military Affairs, Pacific|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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

China’s National Defense White Paper 2015

The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China May 2015, Beijing Preface   I. National Security Situation   II. Missions and Strategic Tasks of China's Armed Forces   III. Strategic Guideline of Active Defense   IV. Building and Development of China's Armed Forces   V. Preparation for Military Struggle   VI. Military and Security Cooperation I. National Security

China’s National Defense White Paper 2010

China's National Defense in 2010 Information Office of the State Council The People's Republic of China March 2011, Beijing Contents Preface I. The Security Situation II. National Defense Policy III Modernization of the People's Liberation Army IV. Deployment of the Armed Forces V. National Defense Mobilization and Reserve Force Building VI. Military Legal System VII.

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