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China Flexes Its Military Muscle at World War II Parade
September 4, 2015
China Flexes Its Military Muscle at World War II Parade “many Western officials and analysts said it was the display of weaponry—including aircraft-carrier-based fighter jets and missiles they believe are designed to prevent the U.S. from intervening in a conflict in Asia—that defined the event, rather than the announcement of troop cuts. The parade also showed for the first time the DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile, China’s first one capable of striking a U.S. naval base in Guam with ... More
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Forbes Issues Statement on China’s World War II Anniversary Parade
September 3, 2015
China’s Military Parade Contrasts with Solemn U.S. Ceremony to Mark End of Pacific War Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, led a bipartisan delegation of twenty Members of Congress to honor the 70th anniversary of World War II’s conclusion. Congressman Forbes issued the following statement on China’s military parade marking the War’s end: “It seems significant tha... More
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Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea off Alaska
September 3, 2015
Editor’s Note: Congressman Forbes released a statement today on China’s military parade marking the 70th anniversary of World War II’s conclusion. Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea off Alaska “Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, marking the first time the U.S. military has seen them in the area. The officials have been tracking the movements in recent days of three Chinese combat ships, a ... More
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Report outlines possible PLA attacks
September 2, 2015
Report outlines possible PLA attacks “China continues to target Taiwan for attack and invasion in the event of conflict, and Beijing is likely to declare a South China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the near future to bolster its claim on the islets and reefs in the region, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said. According to MND reports released yesterday, Beijing convened high-level meetings to re-evaluate its cross-strait policies following last year’s Sunflower movement a... More
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China Has Its Own Problems With History
September 1, 2015
China Has Its Own Problems With History “On September 3, political leaders in Beijing will convene a massive military parade to commemorate the victory of allied forces over Japan in World War II. What will be on display for the world to see, in addition to 10,000 Chinese troops and their modern military equipment, is the Chinese propaganda apparatus in full gear. What will be missing is a fully accurate depiction of the circumstances surrounding the Chinese victory – and we should be offended t... More
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The Hedgehog Concept
September 1, 2015
Many business leaders are familiar with a famous parable where the fox, in all of his cunning and craftiness, tries repeatedly to outsmart the hedgehog. The fox changes strategy daily, coming up with new tactics and schemes. He is unsuccessful, of course, because the hedgehog knows what he will do each time: roll up into a ball. No matter how complex the challenge, the hedgehog reduces it down to one simple idea. This is in contrast to the fox, who becomes scattered and diffused relying on chang... More
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