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Caucus Brief: China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With U.S. Military

July 22, 2014

China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With U.S. Military. “China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year...

Caucus Brief: Chinese Ship Spies on U.S.-Led Drills

July 21, 2014

Chinese Ship Spies on U.S.-Led Drills. “China has sent an uninvited surveillance ship to international waters off Hawaii to monitor U.S.-led naval exercises, even though the Chinese navy is participating in the biennial drills, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Saturday. China's debut at the monthlong Rim...

Caucus Brief: In Pacific Drills, Navies Adjust to New Arrival: China

July 17, 2014

In Pacific Drills, Navies Adjust to New Arrival: China. “An unusual experiment in military diplomacy is under way in the waters off Hawaii, as the U.S. incorporates China into the world's biggest naval drills for the first time. The U.S.-led Rimpac drills—involving 22 nations this year—are always a ...

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