H. R. McMaster, Michael R. Auslin, and John Yoo | "The Pacific Century"
by Abraham M. Denmark
(Defense News) China is improving and increasing its options for a possible future invasion of Taiwan, with military reforms and investments in multi-domain military capabilities offering a range of options to defeat the self-governing island, according to a Pentagon report.
By John Lee, The Strategist (ASPI): "Competition in all areas has been deepening between the U.S. and China for some time. So, what has changed? In a new Strategic Insights paper, released today by ASPI and the United States Studies Centre, I identify three major shifts from what has been before."
By Morgan Wright, The Hill: " From 900 AD to 1905, China used a form of execution known as lingchi. Referred to as the lingering death or slow slicing, it became commonly known as “death by a thousand cuts.” Banned in 1905, Lingchi now has become a parallel for how the United States is losing a battle across many fronts to China.”
The Expanding Chinese Nuclear Threat
Editor's Note: This article is a complement to the below article on Chinese Military Strategy.
By Mark B. Schneider, RealClearDefense: "We face a very serious threat from China and its growing nuclear weapons capability is a key component."
Nuclear Weapons in Chinese Military Strategy
By Mark B. Schneider, National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP): "China does not assume or plan for a “peaceful rise,” as its actions in the South China Sea demonstrate. At a minimum, China seeks hegemony in the Far East and claims sovereignty over Taiwan, and shifting the balance of nuclear power is an important element of China’s drive to regional hegemony."
By Kevin Rudd, the interpreter: "The U.S. might be reorienting to the region, but so is the region responding to the deep gravitational pull from China."