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Caucus Brief: Welcome to China and America's Nuclear Nightmare

December 19, 2014

Welcome to China and America’s Nuclear Nightmare. “For all the focus on maritime disputes in the South and East China Seas, there is an even greater peril in Asia that deserves attention. It is the rising salience of nuclear weapons in the region. China’s military buildup—in particular its growing c...

Caucus Brief: U.S. to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China

December 18, 2014

U.S. to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China. “The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said Thursday he wouldn’t deviate from his predecessor’s strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial cla...

Caucus Brief: Philippines to Get Frigates, Gunboats, Helicopters As Tension Simmers

December 17, 2014

Philippines to Get Frigates, Gunboats, Helicopters As Tension Simmers. “The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster forces, a Philippine navy officer ...

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