Category Archives: military

What the US Navy can learn from the Beijing parade – Wendell Minnick

Apart from showing grandeur, the huge Beijing parade showcased also a large amount of new weaponry. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick saw some new features that should certainly get the attention of the US Navy, he writes in Defense News, 20 years after the Taiwan Strait Missile Crisis.

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.

The complex maritime relations between China and the US – Wendell Minnick

The edgy relations between China and the US at sea have been tested over the past few months, and at last week´s International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) defense analyst Wendell Minnick heard how crisis management tools between the countries have performed, he writes in Defense News.

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.

Sea-plane might support China´s territorial claims – Wendell Minnick

A new sea-plane might fit nicely into China´s territorial claims in the South China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Up to now, China did not have airplanes able to go to the disputed islands.

Carrots and sticks for China´s military – Wendell Minnick

A tough fight against corruption and a firm increase of their budget. President Xi Jinping is using both sticks and carrots to get the powerful military establishment into line, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

New spy games between China and Taiwan – Wendell Minnick

Officially China and Taiwan are still at war, although hostilities are mostly verbal. Until Taiwan arrested an alleged spy from China this month, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

China beats neighbors on destroyers – Wendell Minnick

China builds up its military power and will set another record, now for phased-array radar-equipped destroyers. By 2018 it will outnumbers its largest competitor in the region, Japan, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Another military export product: the CX-1 missile – Wendell Minnick

China showed off yet another military product at the recent Zhuhai Airshow, the CX-1 missile, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. The supersonic anti-ship cruise missile is ready for export to America’s friends and foes alike, with potential markets including Iran, Pakistan and African and South American countries.