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  1. How China could scupper US naval power

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Outgoing US President George W. Bush is due to commission America's newest aircraft carrier today at the Norfolk naval base in Virginia. Named after his father, ... the sea power of the United States for the next half century'. To defend its interests in Asia, the US has been steadily transferring more aircraft carriers and other warships from its ...

  2. The Chinese armada

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... started to build its first aircraft carrier in Shanghai, or will soon do so. Zhang Guangqin, a vice-minister of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, denied ... and in the future. For example, the US navy has 12 aircraft carriers- twice the number of such warships operated by all other countries combined. And theirs are much bigger than any other nations' ...

  3. From life-takers to lifesavers

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... in getting aid to those who need it are logistical. Helicopters, aircraft carriers, ships, landing craft, and hundreds of trucks are needed to bring food, water, medicine and shelter to survivors. ... helicopters, military transport aircraft, army medical teams and water treatment plants to Sumatra. Meanwhile, the largest US military operation in Asia since the Vietnam war has been gathering ...

  4. No longer a naval weakling

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson US military planners and analysts are becoming increasingly concerned at China's programmes to counter the long-established dominance of American aircraft carriers ... Clinton sent two aircraft carrier battle groups into the region to protect the island. Would the Bush administration do this now if a similar crisis erupted? The US assistant secretary of defence, ...

  5. Ripple effect

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... with global reach was also underlined by the recent deployment of Chinese warships on anti-piracy operations off Somalia, and the announcement that the Chinese Navy plans to build and operate aircraft ... The following month, a Chinese jet fighter crashed off Hainan, killing the pilot, after it collided in mid-air with a US Navy EP-3 electronic surveillance plane. The American aircraft was so badly ...

  6. China has a long way to go as naval power

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... peninsula. In Singapore, the US has negotiated access rights for its naval ships and military aircraft to use Singaporean base facilities. A US logistics group, stationed in Singapore since 1992, ...

  7. Brothers-in-arms no more as trade falters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Research Institute, China received 94 per cent of its major conventional weapons from Russia in the five years to last year. They included combat aircraft, helicopters, warships, submarines, air ...

  8. The arms trade delivers to Lebanon

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... objections from the US. Still, Iran was able to equip some of its warships and combat aircraft with the missiles, along with launch sites on its islands and coastline overlooking the Strait ...

  9. The game of nuclear catch-up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and aircraft. China has approximately 85 nuclear-capable, land-based missiles. But no more than 20 can reach the continental US. The Chinese bombers that carry nuclear weapons are based on 1950s ...

  10. The cold peace

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and the United States are starting one of the most ambitious Antarctic research projects yet undertaken. Using sensors on the surface and in aircraft, they are peering deep into the ice to discover ...




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