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  1. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop yesterday defended a deal to post 2,500 US marines in the country, and denied it was aimed at curbing a rising China as tensions in the region rise. Beijing ... to support economic development as well as security and peace." There are already 1,100 US marines based in Darwin. Admiral Sam Locklear, who heads the US Pacific Command, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572287/canberra-defends-posting-us-marines-australia-under-newly-signed-deal
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... because they are regarded as military secrets. Wang, a member of the water armament committee of the China Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, said even he had been kept in the dark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580226/shanghai-san-francisco-100-minutes-chinese-supersonic-submarine
  3. 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 ... helicopters on ships- the domain of the navy and the Marine Corps- but these are not usual times in the US military. As US President Barack Obama winds down the army-centric war in Afghanistan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393347/us-army-builds-rapid-reaction-force-turf-war-marines-over-asia-role
  4. News - World - DEFENCE

    Three women pass US Marine Corps' tough infantry course, in a first

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post First women pass marines training For the first time, three woman soldiers have passed the US Marine Corps' gruelling infantry course, carrying the same rifles and lugging the same 40kg packs on the same 20 kilometre hikes through the piney woods of North Carolina as the men. The woman marines were scheduled to graduate yesterday at Camp Geiger- a historic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362293/three-women-pass-us-marine-corps-tough-infantry-course-first
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    New Chinese law steps up military zone security to keep out 'foreign spies posing as tourists'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:54pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com New law gives PLA greater powers to prevent intrusions into restricted waters and military facilities, whether by innocent fishermen or foreign spies Law revised to tighten security of marine zones The security of Chinese military bases is being threatened by illegally built high-rise buildings and fake tourists seeking access to sensitive sites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544336/new-chinese-law-steps-military-zone-security-keep-out-foreign-spies-and
  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Marines, drones proposed for Japanese military

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Marines, drones proposed for Japanese military Japan should acquire amphibious units like the US Marines and surveillance drones, a government paper is expected to say, as a territorial dispute ... on the left and right respectively, say the interim report advocates a US Marines-like amphibious force, capable of conducting landing operations on remote islands. It also suggests looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1290699/marines-drones-proposed-japanese-military
  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan, Australia discuss closer military ties and submarine deal in Tokyo talks

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... of their troops through more joint drills, humanitarian assistance programmes, disaster relief and projects to ensure maritime security. The ministers agreed on joint basic research for marine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530647/japan-australia-discuss-closer-military-ties-and-submarine-deal-tokyo
  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Head of US marines says training missions with Vietnam a possibility

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... The head of the US marines has raised the prospect of future training missions in Vietnam - the latest sign of a deepening strategic relationship between Hanoi and Washington that is being closely watched in Beijing. Marine Corps commandant General Jim Amos was quoted this week in the Marine Corps Times newspaper as saying that an upcoming bomb disposal effort in Vietnam could lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145633/head-us-marines-says-training-missions-vietnam-possibility
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s army chief kicks off US tour amid frictions in South China Sea

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:53am by AFP

    ... littoral combat ship, the USS Coronado, and a Marine Corps recruitment depot. The Chinese are keenly interested in aircraft carriers and naval aviation after recently launching their first carrier, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1511135/chinas-army-chief-kicks-us-tour-amid-frictions-south-china-sea
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to step up aerial surveys of disputed islands

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by Minnie Chan

    ... Affairs Bureau. "The new aerial surveys will be implemented soon because almost all our marine patrol ships are equipped with helicopters," he said. Meanwhile, the People's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1413773/beijing-step-aerial-surveys-disputed-islands

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