Asia-Pacific

Defense One Radio, Ep. 115: Preparing for conflict in the Indo-Pacific

An Army two-star general explains his proposal to send a multi-domain task force to the region.

The US Army Can Be the Joint Force's Contact Layer in the Pacific

Team a multi-domain task force with U.S. Army Forces Japan to keep tabs on China, boost deterrence, and—if necessary—fight until reinforcements arrive.

For DOD, 2023 Is All About Proving It Can Build A Tactical Cloud

The plan is to develop and deploy a prototype, possibly in the Pacific region, in the next six months. The newly awarded Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability will help.

The Pentagon’s Lead Intelligence Agency Has an HR Problem

Too few human-resources staffers means a constant struggle to keep up with basic personnel record-keeping and more.

Hawaiian Families Struggle With Health a Year After Red Hill Fuel Leak

A clinic is being established to document symptoms and care for patients.

Space Force Is Setting Up Inside Combatant Commands

INDOPACOM is the first warfighting command to stand up a USSF component, but it won’t be the last.

Air Force Flies New Tanker for 36 Hours Straight

It’s part of a Pentagon trend of wringing surprising performance out of existing weapons.

China Fired a New Missile After Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, PacFleet Says

The weapon was part of a barrage of missiles and live-fire exercises meant to signal disapproval of the U.S. visit to the self-governing island.

Army Preps for ‘Contested Logistics,’ Works to Boost Arms Production

Logistics win wars—but not if new enemy capabilities can disrupt supply lines.

The Army’s Distributed Command Posts of the Future Will Need More than Videochats

Structuring data is key to the service’s visions of Pacific-spanning operations and AI-enabled decision tools.