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Stealth Destroyers, LCS Headed to Pacific

July 29, 2014

Stealth Destroyers, LCS Headed to Pacific. The Navy will send new stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships and an amphibious ready group to the Pacific, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday, reiterating the U.S. commitment to its military "pivot" to the region. "The rebalance to the Pacific is real...

Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict

July 28, 2014

Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict. China’s advanced cruise and ballistic missiles pose a significant threat in future conflict with the United States, the chief of naval operations (CNO) warned last week. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the CNO, also said during a security confer...

Caucus Brief: The Real U.S.-China War Asia Should Worry About

July 25, 2014

The Real U.S.-China War Asia Should Worry About: The "Range War.” The United States and China have found themselves engaged in a “range war” in the western Pacific, a competition over the distances their missiles and aircraft can attack targets. The fielding of new technology by one side is resultin...

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