Category Archives: Pentagon

New Chinese spy satellites focus on US carriers – Wendell Minnick

China will be launching soon new spy satellites that will help the country to keep a close eye at US carriers, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Since the 1996 Taiwan Strait missile crisis, China has been investing in better ways to watch the US military.

What is China looking for in the South China Sea? – Howard French

China´s endeavors into the South China Sea has both flabbergasted and worried its neighbors. Journalist Howard French looks for the Guardian into the efforts, and comes with an explanation: overcoming the humiliations of the recent past, is an important theme. The struggle of an upcoming superpower.

China´s ambitious military plans – Wendell Minnick

China released a few days ago an ambitious white paper on its military strategy, weeks after the Pentagon released its annual report on China. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick gives in Defense News this take on the plans.

US-China clash in South China Sea “unlikely” – Wendell Minnick

China is flexing it maritime muscles in the South China Sea, and military analysts different on how dangerous the situation can get. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick thinks a clash between China and the US is unlikely, but cannot be excluded, writes Asia one.

China: learning how to shoot down US stealth fighters – Wendell Minnick

The F-22 Raptor fighter based at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam is one of the largest threats for China´s security, its military find. So, the country it not only developing radar systems to see it, but want to learn to take it out of the air, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick at Defense News.

China challenges US surveillance practices – Wendell Minnick

When a Chinese J-11 fighter challenged a US Navy P-8 Poseidon on Aug. 19 near Hainan Island, it triggered off a debate on the way the US performs its surveillance strategy, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

China’s cloud raising security concerns – Wendell Minnick

Internet snooping by the NSA might still keep on shocking the world, it does not stop the US from raising security concerns when other countries – like China – plan to do the same. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick looked at a new paper commissioned by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) for Defense News.

Syrian strike tests Chinese radars – Wendell Minnick

When the US and its allies strike Syria, China has a unique opportunity to battle-test it radars, stationed in Syria, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. And the Pentagon would have its learning possibility too.

Chinese missiles: little change since 2006, 2009 – Wendell Minnick

China’s missiles, pointing at Taiwan, have been the basis of much military and political tension in the past. But and analysis of the 2013 Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat, which contains contributions from key US intelligence agencies, shows mainly a cut-and-paste report, based on old reports, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick for Defense News.

Former US Army officer warns of too rosy picture of China – Wendell Minnick

Defense analyst Wendell Minnick got hold of an advanced copy of the upcoming book by former US Army officer Larry Wortzel, who also served as assistant Army attache at the Beijing embassy during the Tiananmen crisis in 1989. “Wortzel argues that the “PLA is turning into a modern armed force with its own unique operational doctrine.” he writes in Defense News.