1. American Bomber Overflights Challenge China’s Assertion of Air Control

    The United States step into an island dispute between China and Japan by flying two bomber aircraft over the East China Sea.

    America sent a strong signal on Tuesday of its position in a territorial dispute between China and Japan when it conducted bomber overflights…
  1. America’s Cool New Destroyer, Coming Soon

    The first in a new class of United States Navy destroyers is almost ready to leave drydock but doubts remain.

    The United States Navy's coolest and most controversial new surface combatant is just months away from leaving drydock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine, according to Navy officials, despite delays caused by the recent government shutdown. The USS Zumwalt, the first of the new…
  1. What Iran’s New Drone Aircraft Mean for Israel

    Iran’s new unmanned aerial vehicles go a long way to strengthen its capabilities — and could be used against Israel.

    During televised press briefings on the 33rd anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War and with demonstration videos on hand, the Islamic Republic of Iran last week announced the production of three lines of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that could see deployment within the year. The drones, dubbed…
  1. New Choppers, New Capabilities on the Horizon for US Army

    New helicopter procurement says a lot about how and where the Army might fight in the future.

    After more than fifty years of remarkable service from helicopter combat and airlift platforms like the Apache and the Black Hawk, the United States Army has taken the…
  1. Navy’s Drone Carrier Test Points to Robotic Warfare Future

    Operating unmanned aerial vehicles from aircraft carriers could have many advantages for the United States.

    A milestone in the development of unmanned aerial technologies was passed recently when the United States Navy's sea based drone strike platform, the experimental X-47B, was successfully launched from and recovered aboard an aircraft…
  1. Taiwan’s Defense Review Consciously Vague

    It would be unwise for the island to communicate its military plans to China.

    Earlier this month, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense released its second Quadrennial Defense Review. The document, in addition to discussing the state of defense policies in the present political environment, examines the challenges facing the island and reports on the…
  1. North Korea Cancels Peace Pacts, Threatens Nuclear Strike

    How realistic is the communist regime’s threat of a nuclear attack on the United States?

    Days of escalatory remarks and posturing on the Korean Peninsula culminated on Friday with the North announcing that all peace pacts with the South will be called off and threatening a nuclear strike against the United States. The move follows…
  1. Drawn Out Confirmation Could Inhibit Hagel’s Effectiveness

    The former Republican senator will have many fences to mend when he is confirmed.

    Top Republicans in the United States Senate urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to withdraw his nomination of former Republican senator Chuck Hagel for the position of secretary of defense. Tension between the parties has been…