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US China Military Relations

Surprise: U.S.-China Military Ties Are Actually Improving

Shannon Tiezzi | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Shannon Tiezzi

Thursday marks the start of RIMPAC 2014, the largest naval exercise in the world. For the first time, China is among the participants in this U.S.-organized exercise.

Pentagon Planning for War With China

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Ira Chernus

This reminds me of the nuclear war scenarios that were popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Of course the Soviets start it. Rockets fly and there is mass devastation on both sides.

Is China All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Rajan Menon | Posted 03.29.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Sure, there's bad news about China: pollution, corruption, the hounding and jailing of dissidents, etc. But overshadowing such reportage is the grander theme of a China on the move and on the make, poised to reshape the world.

Presidential 'Contest' Pales Beside China Challenge

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
David Tereshchuk

Defense Department correspondents and commentators did not have to read between the lines much to pass on the twin message that our armed forces will be managed in a leaner fashion and with a decided tilt strategically toward countering threats in Asia.

David Wood

U.S.-China Military Talks Snag On Taiwan Arms Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- New talks this week between American and Chinese military leaders got stuck on the issue of Taiwan, the same problem that torpedoed U.S....

U.S. And China Try To Mend Fraying Military Ties

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs took a step Monday toward mending frayed relations between their powerful militaries, though China...

Don't Let Iran Hijack the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Daniel Michaeli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Michaeli

Engaging China on issues like Iran's nuclear program and North Korea's sinking of a South Korean navy ship this year ought not come at the expense of long-term bilateral priorities.