The wars that really are about the oil

Source: Spectator UK Excerpt: Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the revolution in oil and gas production made… Continue Reading

Chinese interceptions of U.S. military planes could intensify due to submarine base

Source: Euro News One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes in the wake of an incident over the South China Sea last week that Washington condemned as dangerous – fly even closer. The comments… Continue Reading

China’s “Nine-Dash Line” Advance Spurs Indonesian Military Shift to Remote Gas-Rich Islands

Source: Reuters They know Natuna is quite a prize. Its fish-rich waters are routinely plundered by foreign trawlers. Lying just inside its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone is the East Natuna gas field, one of the world’s largest untapped reserves. And… Continue Reading

India plans US$10bn mountain strike corps to counter China

Source: Want China Times India is building a new 620-billion-rupee (US$10 billion) mountain strike corps to counter China along the China-India border in the northeastern part of the country, according to a report from the New Delhi-based Hindustan Times. The report… Continue Reading

China working to dominate sea routes as US loses interest

Source: Gulf News The oceans will be the world’s 21st century battlefields as new and old economic powers will struggle to dominate the maritime trade routes along which 90 per cent of global trade moves, and use their navies to… Continue Reading

Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

Editor’s Note: Vietnam’s weapons embargo will be lifted by the United States in preparation to use Vietnam as an ally to contain China’s encroachment into the South China Sea. Source: Department of Defense  If the United States lifts the embargo… Continue Reading

25 year Agreement w/ Australia: Thousands of US troops, warplanes and the global ballistic missile shield

Source: Channel News Asia ustralia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said on Monday (Aug 11), describing it as a “win-win… Continue Reading