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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves closer to reviving bases in Philippines as part of focus on Asia

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Pacific Fleet commander in Manila for talks as next phase of American 'pivot' towards Asia takes key step of setting up troops agreement U.S. closer to reviving bases in Philippines The US Pacific Fleet commander arrived ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... their meeting at PLA headquarters. During Hagel and Chang's closed-door meeting, they discussed issues including US arms sales to Taiwan and cybersecurity, but mainly focused on Washington's ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss ways to avoid military stand-offs in talks in China

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Chuck Hagel to seek risk reduction in China talks Chuck Hagel's first visit to China as US defence secretary will focus on reducing the risk of military miscalculations and misjudgments between Beijing and Washington in the South China Sea, analysts say. Hagel's trip was decided after a dangerous stand-off between the USS Cowpens ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Latest rocket tests off North's east coast seen as challenge to Japan-US-South Korea summit North Korea reportedly test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles today in a challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington which focused on the North’s security threat. The launch of the Rodong missiles, the first time ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's People's Liberation Army told to learn from Japan's 1894 victory

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... a full-page piece on Friday, have not criticised Japan for wartime aggression, as would usually be expected. Instead, they focus on Japan's achievements and the Qing dynasty's failure ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    US Army chief of staff announces regular high-level talks with PLA

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:05pm by Teddy Ng

    ... and then manage our differences constructively," Odierno said. Although Odierno's trip focused only on land forces, he expected similar high-level contact would be set up between the navies ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA Air Force launches training campaign for its pilots

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:03am by Minnie Chan

    ... have been ordered to step up training because the PLA realises that China's future challenges will come from the sea and the air," Li said. "We did not focus on pilot training ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA Navy take tips from classic military treatise The Art of War

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:42am by Li Jing

    ... Manli said one focus of future language lessons would be to improve naval soldiers’ ability to understand “accented” oral English and to communicate with fleets from other countries, ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA considers setting up joint command for era of modern warfare

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:39am by Teddy Ng

    ... in the East and South China Seas. These created challenges for the current seven military regions, which traditionally focused on ground-based army units. The different branches of the military also ... Jinping, would focus on setting broad strategies, including those for the use of aircraft carriers. Discussions on military structural reform have been going on for years, but no significant ...

  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Army builds rapid reaction force in turf war with marines over Asia role

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:17pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post aboard the USS Lake Erie Ground forces in turf war with marines amid fears of budget shrinkage as Pentagon shifts focus U.S. army after role in Asia pivot Approaching ... the sorts of troop-intensive counterinsurgency campaigns waged by the army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead, they call for a focus on Asia to counter China's growing influence. Planning ...




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