(Defense News) China is gaining an increasingly favorable military position in the Indo-Pacific, leaving the United States no longer able to enjoy military primacy in the region, a new report by an Australian think tank has warned.
From The United States Studies Centre: “America's defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is in the throes of an unprecedented crisis."
(Army Times) As the top Army leadership changes and the newcomers grow accustomed to their roles, there remains much to be done to prepare the Army’s brigade combat teams and individual soldiers for potentially the next big fight.
DIA: China Plans to Use Information to ‘Dominate in the Future’
By Russ Read, Washington Examiner: "The data industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, set to reach $100 billion by 2020, and China is laser-focused on using it to its advantage when competing with the U.S., according to Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency."
Russia's Aircraft Industry In Crisis
By Piotr Butowski, Aviation Week: "The Russian aircraft industry is struggling. After peaking early in this decade, oil-price reductions and sanctions imposed by Western countries have caused both civil and military aircraft production to dwindle."
By C. Robert Kehler, National Institute for Public Policy: " As the late renowned professor Bernard Brodie observed decades ago, “We have ample reason to feel now that nuclear weapons do act critically to deter wars between the major powers, and not nuclear wars alone but any wars.”"
(UPI) The Defense Department awarded a $47.9 million contract to Raytheon Missile Systems to purchase AGM-65E2/L laser-guided Maverick missiles.
A new AFSPC study posits a possible future — named after ancient Chinese warlord Zhang He — where China dominates space even as human presence vastly expands to the Moon and beyond.