- Breaking Defense 18:48December 2, 2021Poll: Trust in US military declines as worry over China risesWASHINGTON: A majority of Americans view China has the biggest national security threat to the United States, while trust in the American military continues to erode, according the Reagan Institute’s annual National Defense Survey. The poll found that 52% of Americans see China as a top threat, up from just under 40% in the February…
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- Breaking Defense 04:17December 2, 2021Marines’ new warfighting concept focuses on small, agile forces with an eye on ChinaThe “evolving” concept is “applicable globally” but singles out America’s chief rival.
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- Breaking Defense 23:20December 1, 2021Wormuth: Here’s what the Army would do in a Pacific fightAs “linchpin service,” Army sees logistical, communications and, yes, combat roles in possible conflict.
< Land Warfare, Army, China, Christine Wormuth, command and control, CSIS, Indo-Pacific, Pacific MMR 2021, Secretary of the Army >
- Breaking Defense 00:17November 30, 2021It’s a FOBS, Space Force’s Saltzman confirms amid Chinese weapons test confusionChina’s recent test of a FOBS/HGV hybrid is “a very forward-edge technology capability,” said Space Force’s Lt. Gen. Chance (Salty) Saltzman.
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- Breaking Defense 23:12November 29, 2021Pentagon’s Global Posture Review emphasizes China, but lacks major strategic changesRather than a large shift in resources and plans, the review, which looked at US troop locations and capabilities across the globe, ultimately concluded that no major strategic changes are needed.
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- Breaking Defense 21:12November 22, 2021China eyes MidEast market with upgraded L-15 attack trainer in DubaiThough the Middle East is a major market with enormous potential for China, they’ve yet to establish any real foothold in the region.
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- Breaking Defense 19:41November 17, 2021Aussie PM targets quantum tech, announces ‘critical technologies’ pushDomestic initiative comes as Australian Ambassador to the US, Arthur Sinodinos, emphasizes that PM is focused on non-sub parts of AUKUS deal, like AI and cyber capabilities.
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- Breaking Defense 23:49November 15, 2021Aussies would join US to defend Taiwan; Defense Minister says ‘inconceivable’ they wouldn’tThe reliably bellicose Global Times’ editor, Hu Xijin, slammed Dutton’s remarks in a Tweet, promising a “heavy attack” on Australia if it should get involved in any Taiwan conflict.
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- Breaking Defense 17:32November 11, 2021Chinese orbital bombardment? Don’t panic!Around this time last month the defense world was sent a tizzy by a reported Chinese hypersonic orbital weapons test. While many questions remain unanswered, Bleddyn Bowen and Cameron Hunter of the University of Leicester have some advice: calm down. The following is an abridged and updated summary of a report published by the Asia-Pacific…
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- Breaking Defense 15:10November 11, 2021China’s newest aircraft carrier may launch early next year; How many aircraft?In addition to the speedy construction of the carrier, analysts called attention to the shipyard’s foreign customers, who appear to be effectively subsidizing the carrier’s construction.
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- Breaking Defense 17:01November 10, 2021China invests in artificial intelligence to counter US Joint Warfighting Concept: RecordsResearchers at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology sifted through thousands of Chinese military and defense equipment contracts. Here’s what we found.
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- Breaking Defense 21:11November 5, 2021US Air Force three-star to Chinese air force: Let’s talkOpportunities for the US and Chinese air forces to interface have “dried up” in recent years. That “should cause us a little bit of concern,” the Air Force’s director of staff said Friday.
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- Breaking Defense 14:34November 2, 2021Aussies To Pick ‘Mature’ Nuke Sub Design; Is UK’s Astute Class Frontrunner?Analyst Tim Walton thinks it’d be wise for Australia to field other, complementary undersea warfare capabilities such as “the Transformational Reliable Acoustic Path System and mobile sensors such as Wave Gliders with towed arrays to inexpensively monitor straits and ocean areas.”
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- Breaking Defense 21:32November 1, 2021MQ-9B Is Centerpiece Of Advanced Operations In Indo-Pacific[Sponsored] The new era of military and security operations in the Indo-Asia Pacific region depends more than anything else on one key asset: insight.
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- Breaking Defense 20:10November 1, 2021Trick Or Treat: Japan Accepts Its First KC-46 TankerBoeing became the first international operator of the KC-46 on Oct. 31.
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