Asia-Pacific

Navy Fires Commander, Other Leaders of Damaged Submarine

A separate safety investigation is still proceeding into the Oct. 2 grounding of USS Connecticut.

China Likely to Have ‘At Least’ 1,000 Nukes by 2030, Pentagon Estimates

Beijing’s new capabilities could embolden a Taiwan attack—but that’s not likely within the next two years, Milley says.

Defense Firms Pitch Arms, Gear to an Army Looking for Relevance in the Pacific

On Wednesday, Lockheed Martin will attempt to fire a new weapon nearly 500 kilometers.

General Makes Case for Army’s Role in the Indo-Pacific

“By putting boots on the ground,” Gen. Charles Flynn said, “we're demonstrating the will of the United States.”

AUSA Conference Wire: A Big Switch

As the first post-Afghanistan AUSA conference gets underway, the shift from CT to great-power competition is evident on the convention floor.

AUSA Conference Wire: Opening Numbers

33,000 expected as the Association of the U.S. Army opens its big annual show in Washington, D.C.

More Than Just Subs: AUKUS Will Change Pacific Air Ops as Well

For example, U.S. air forces will be able to practice and refine the burgeoning agile combat employment, or ACE, concept.

What’s Next for the Quad?

This year’s summit has demonstrated the leaders’ ambitions. Regular leaders’ summits will be needed to maintain the pace and focus.

Biden’s Best Chance to Get Back on Course with Europe

The president should send his best team to NATO and EU talks, find common ground on China, and repair the damage done by the AUKUS submarine deal.

AUKUS: Good Goals, Bad Implementation

Now begins the real work for the United States and its democratic allies: cooperating to strengthen their eroding deterrence in the Indo-Pacific.

A Rahm Emanuel is Exactly What Japan Wants, Asia Scholars Say

What matters in American politics is not what matters to Tokyo.

AUKUS Is the Death Knell of Australia's Strategic Ambiguity

At what cost is Australia attempting to strengthen its deterrence of China?

America’s New Anti-China Alliance

The White House wants to build a new world order, all in an effort to preserve the old one.

Taiwan Wants Paladins. Congress Should Say No

Taipei’s only hope for an effective defense is not armor but asymmetry.

Fix the Pacific Deterrence Fund—and the Deeper Problem It Reveals

The military services are organized for efficient force development, not warfighting.

Biden’s Defense Budget Will Worry America’s Indo-Pacific Allies

Spending to boost the U.S. military's future edge comes at the expense of addressing today's shortfalls in capacity and warfighting effectiveness.