“The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either ‘nuclear leakage or pollution’, then China will respond with force… ‘China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China… If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own’.”
Archive for the ‘Military & Intelligence News’ Category
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U.S.A: Dangerous times as America seeks to re-assert itself on the world stage
U.K: Brexit issues cause tensions between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar
U.S.A: General tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that there is “no defense” against new Russian cruise missiles
Taiwan: Project initiated to produce “indigenous” submarines
North Korea: Did hackers access parts of top-secret South Korea – U.S. warplans?
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China: Efforts to “dominate” space successfully forging ahead
Australia: New agency launched to vet ownership bids due to national security concerns over Chinese investments
Australia: Expected to be in the firing line if US and China go to war over the South China Sea
Russia: Mass production of advanced fifth-generation PAK FA fighter plane to commence this year
U.K: Royal Navy facing the highest level of activity from the Russian Fleet since the end of the Cold War
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Germany: Because of strained relations with Ankara, Berlin is considering moving its Tornado reconnaissance jets out of the Turkish airbase at Incirlik – alternatives in Cyprus, Jordan and Kuwait being considered
U.S.A: China is a major trade partner, and an aggressive Communist nation – “Are we in danger of a Trojan Horse?”
U.K: “It is vital for our country and the world that the Prime Minister ends this cowardly and dangerous cult of appeasement… and defends our soldiers with as much courage as they show in defending us”
U.S.A: Seawolf submarines were designed to counter the Russian Kula-class boats (in-depth analysis)
Russia: Dutch submarine detected following aircraft carrier fleet “forced to flee”
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China: Development of the “world’s largest flying boat” sets off race to acquire “amphibians” in the Asia-Pacific oceanic region
Russia: “Dozens” of new underground nuclear command bunkers show Moscow is moving ahead with a “major strategic forces modernization program”
U.S.A: Crisis as USAF expects to be 700 fighter pilots short “in just a couple of years” – airlines pay much better…
Turkey seems to have calmed down, and Danish planes are now flying from Incirlik on missions against ISIS. What exactly happened may never be known, but in all likelihood the Turks were testing the limits. Erdogan is still very dangerous, and determined to either flood Europe with “refugees” or get non-visa travel for Turkish citizens into Europe, which would have the same long-term effect.
The initial Russian stories may have been somewhat exaggerated, but the underlying problems still remain, including concerns about stashing nukes in unstable countries…
Hopefully, with the base seemingly back to normal, this will be the end of it.
“On Sunday, July 31, thousands of Turks mobbed the gates of the NATO airbase at Incirlik, threatening to seize the facility from the U.S. for allegedly supporting a failed military coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan… The U.S. should immediately remove all nuclear weapons from Turkey and relocate them in European NATO countries or bring them back to the United States… It may be that Obama’s Defense Department has been so taken by surprise by events in Turkey that they are unprepared to execute emergency contingency plans to remove nuclear weapons from Incirlik.” (1).
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U.S.A: A-10 Warthogs practice landing on and taking off from the Jägala-Käravete Highway in northern Estonia
China: The Jiaolong (Water Dragon) AG600 seaplane – likely the world’s largest amphibious aircraft – believed designed for use in the South China Sea
U.S.A: “Serious religious liberty concerns” raised by Pentagon’s “gender dysphoria” policy – “mixed genitalia” will be present in military bathrooms, showers and barracks…