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China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China and several neighbouring countries will provide armed escorts to ships navigating the Mekong River, state media said Wednesday, after 13 Chinese sailors were killed on the key waterway last month. The sailors died in a raid on two Chinese […]


For US Navy, Asia is crucial priority: admiral

For US Navy, Asia is crucial priority: admiral

The US Navy views the Asia-Pacific region as a top strategic priority even as it faces possible budget cuts that could curtail other global missions, the naval chief said Wednesday. With China’s clout rising and its military might expanding, President […]


US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks next week come at a time when Australia’s most important ally is reassessing its strategic policy and disposition of forces in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia’s security has long depended upon a robust US […]


US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

American foreign policy needs to transition from the Middle East to Asia, a top US diplomat said Monday while rejecting any notion that recent economic woes signaled the United States was in decline. Kurt Campbell, the Assistant Secretary of State […]


Role of Military Must Evolve Amid Uncertain Security Challenges

Role of Military Must Evolve Amid Uncertain Security Challenges

A more complex and uncertain international environment has inevitably led to a re-thinking of military capabilities around the world, in order to expand the spectrum of operations. Making this observation was Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the […]


Eyeing China, Clinton urges India to take leader role

Eyeing China, Clinton urges India to take leader role

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged India on Wednesday to be more assertive in Asia, reflecting US desire for New Delhi to emerge as a counter-weight to Chinese power. Speaking in the Indian city of Chennai — a southern […]


Asia on maritime crash course: Australia think-tank

Asia on maritime crash course: Australia think-tank

Nationalism and hunger for resources are stoking maritime disputes in Indo-Pacific Asia, with China showing “troubling signs of assertiveness at sea”, an Australian think-tank warned Tuesday. The Lowy Institute foreign policy group said there had been an “upsurge in confrontation […]


New weapons for ‘robust’ US role in Asia: Gates

New weapons for ‘robust’ US role in Asia: Gates

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Saturday vowed the US military would maintain a “robust” presence across Asia that includes new high-tech weaponry to protect allies and safeguard shipping lanes. Seeking to reassure Asian countries mindful of China’s growing power and […]


China, Central Asian countries hold anti-terror drill

China, Central Asian countries hold anti-terror drill

China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan conducted a joint anti-terror drill in the restive western region Xinjiang, where anger against Beijing has led to attacks on police, state media reported Saturday. The one-day exercise on Friday was aimed at better coordinating efforts […]


 
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