Three reports from the Pentagon very accurately describe the rapid growth and modernization of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. U.S. Department of Defense
National Interest: Report: China Wants the World’s Best Military By 2049
Very bad news.
Chinese leaders have laid out a plan for deploying the world’s best-armed forces no later than 2049. If the United States is to prevent China from becoming the world’s leading military power, it needs a plan of its own.
That’s the sobering warning in a new report for the Center for a New American Security by former deputy defense secretary Robert Work and co-author Greg Grant.
Chinese leaders’ resolve hardened in 1991 as they watched the U.S.-led coalition pummel Iraqi forces with seemingly ceaseless barrages of precision-guided munitions.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 31, 2019
China says hopes U.S. will ‘stop abusing concept of national security’ after reports of grounded drones — Reuters
China says it won’t sit back if US deploys intermediate range missiles in Asia — SCMP
Taiwan invites US to help gauge its military strength as analysts warn of growing threat from mainland China — SCMP
Taiwan ready to buy A1M2T Abrams tanks from U.S. — UPI
US has woken up to how ‘truly hostile’ China is towards Western values, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — SCMP
US military conducts Syria border patrol as troops, tanks arrive — Al Jazeera
About 900 US Servicemen May Stay in Syria After Pull Out From Country – Reports — Sputnik
Think Tank Unveils Report Card on US Military Strength — Military.com
A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians — The Intercept
CIA-backed Afghan troops ‘committed war crimes’: report — BBC
Northrop’s $3 Billion B-2 Upgrades Lagging by Almost Three Years — Bloomberg
B-52 piece falls off in-flight, lands in British woman’s garden — Air Force Times
F-16 crashes at Holloman; pilot ejects — Air Force Times
SecNav Again Blasts Huntington Ingalls On Ford Carriers — Breaking Defense
Parris Island Marines to start training with next gender-integrated boot camp class — Marine Times
Here’s the robotic vehicle that will carry equipment for US troops — Defense News
US soldier dies in non-combat incident at Camp Taji, Iraq — Army times
No Trump Politics In Picking Microsoft For $10B JEDI Contract: DoD CIO — Breaking Defense
Trump identifies ‘Conan,’ military dog in Baghdadi raid, says she will visit White House — FOX News
Trump awards Medal of Honor to Green Beret for his actions in Afghanistan — The Hill
US Mulls Attacking Peripheral Territories of Russia and China as Possible Deterrence Option – Report — Sputnik
US forces could learn from intense electronic war battle in Ukraine — Shawn Snow, Military Times
Trump’s Russia ambassador nominee say US hasn’t withdrawn from surveillance flight treaty — The Hill
Russia preparing new ballistic missiles — including ‘Satan-2’ — UPI
Russia, Egypt join in air defense exercise Arrow of Friendship — UPI
North Korea fires two missiles towards the sea, the South’s military reveals — Daily Mail
South Korea develops new maritime surveillance radar for ships, aircraft — UPI
Japan gets US nod for $4.5 billion F-15 upgrade package — Defense News
Japan approved for $4.5B upgrade package for its F-15Js — UPI
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