How the US Army Is Getting Ready for the Unthinkable: War with Russia or China

August 6, 2016Kris Osborn  The Army is developing its weapons, technologies and platforms with a greater emphasis on being ready for great-power, mechanized force-on-force war in order maintain cross-the-board readiness and deter near-peer adversaries from unwanted aggression. While the service aims to be prepared for any conceivable contingency, to include counterinsurgency, counterterrorism and hybrid-type conflicts,…

Japan protests after Chinese coastguards and fishing boats sail near disputed islets
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Japan protests after Chinese coastguards and fishing boats sail near disputed islets

Japan issued a new protest to Beijing on Saturday after Chinese coastguard ships and about 230 fishing vessels sailed close to what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around disputed islets in the East China Sea, Japan’s foreign ministry said. The latest incident comes amid heightened tensions, less than a month after an arbitration court in…

Beijing sends bombers, fighter jets on combat patrols over contested South China Sea

A Chinese military plane H-6 bomber © Reuters Published time: 6 Aug, 2016  China has said it carried out a combat air patrol over contested islands in the South China Sea. In a separate incident, roughly 230 Chinese fishing vessels and Coast Guard ships were spotted near East China Sea islets, triggering an angry response…

RAND Corporation lays out scenarios for US war with China
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RAND Corporation lays out scenarios for US war with China

“Thinking Through the Unthinkable” A new study by the RAND Corporation titled “War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable” is just the latest think tank paper devoted to assessing a US war against China. The study, commissioned by the US Army, provides further evidence that a war with China is being planned and prepared in…