Latest "East China Sea" stories
The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command held talks with top Japanese officials and reaffirmed their alliance amid China’s increasingly assertive claims.
The three nations’ first joint drills on Japanese soil — dubbed “ARC21” — come as they seek step up military ties amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the region.
In the case of China, an assessment of strategy, operational proficiency, regional and global naval power, and leadership deserve additional emphasis, says the author of this commentary.
By Robert B. Murrett