By Brent Ramsey, RealClearDefense: "The People’s Republic of China (PRC) intends to become the world’s dominant military and economic power by mid-century and to soon supplant the U.S. as hegemon in the Indo-Pacific. Admiral Davidson, the Commander-in-Chief, USINDOPACOM stated in April 2018, “China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea (SCS) in all scenarios short of war with the United States.”"
It’s the Logistics, China
By Will Mackenzie, National Defense Magazine: "In protracted warfare, logistics and sustainment capabilities are as important as force composition, something China will struggle to mitigate."
Moscow's Fifth-Generation Su-57 Fighter Modification Plans
By Roger McDermott , Eurasia Daily Monitor: “While Russia’s defense ministry aims to introduce 76 Su-57s by 2027, recent reporting suggests there may well be further modifications to the platform before production can finally commence.”
By Pete McPhail, Arthur Speyer, Bret Rodgers, Steve Ostrosky, Jesse Burns & Dan Marquis, CIMSEC: "Military decision-makers instinctively think in geographic terms. Southeast Asia’s complex economic, military, political, legal, and environmental layers are best portrayed visually. By spatially portraying information, troops can work their way through geography to comprehend the interaction of these complex layers."
By Stephan Fruehling, The Daily Beast: “When The New York Times reported that Russia had likely deployed a nuclear-armed cruise missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear."
China and Japan’s Island Dispute
By William Choong, the interpreter: "The issue is not whether Beijing would want to challenge Tokyo over the islands. The question is when, and how?"
By John Hannah, RealClearDefense: “Today, the United States and Iraq will launch a strategic dialogue to discuss the future of their bilateral relationship. For Washington, the priority should be determining whether Iraq’s government remains a viable partner worthy of continued U.S. support."
U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue and Foreign Influence in Iraq
By Ari Cicurel, RealClearDefense: “America and the new government in Baghdad now have an opportunity to turn the page in favor of U.S. and Iraqi interests and curtail the influence of Tehran, Beijing, and Moscow."
The Gravity of China’s Space Base in Argentina
By Erin Watson-Lynn, the interpreter: "What the South American country stands to gain from the deal is something of a mystery."