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Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 | No Comments
  The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China’s upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up...

Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

Posted on: February 25th, 2017 | No Comments
President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military buildups in American history” on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust...

Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 | No Comments
The treaty permits both countries to have no more than 800 deployed and non-deployed land-based intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers and heavy bombers equipped to carry nuclear weapons, and...

China military says aware of U.S. carrier in South China Sea

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
China’s defense ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation...

Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles – U.S. officials

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to...

U.S., South Korea, Japan condemn North Korean missile firing in joint statement

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 | No Comments
The United States, South Korea and Japan issued a joint statement on Thursday condemning North Korea’s test firing of a ballistic missile and saying Pyongyang should face an “even stronger”...

Dam crisis is wake-up call for aging California water system

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
In the mountainous folds of California lie hundreds of dams that played a vital role in making it America’s wealthiest and most populous state. The Oroville Dam crisis this week,...

China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-U.S. meeting

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
China’s Foreign Ministry expressed concern on Monday after Japan got continued U.S. backing for its dispute with Beijing over islands in the East China Sea during a meeting between U.S....

China gets an early win off Trump, but many battles remain

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 | No Comments
Combining public bluster with behind-the-scenes diplomacy, China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be...

North Korea tests ballistic missile; U.S. to avoid escalation

Posted on: February 12th, 2017 | No Comments
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would...