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How the US is preparing for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - When U.S. and Australian troops practiced amphibious landings, ground combat and air operations last summer, they drew headlines about the allies deepening defense coope...

Pentagon seeks naval attack drones to thwart Taiwan invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon is seeking pitches for small naval attack drones that could help hold off a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) said on Monday (J...

China tries influencing Taiwan elections with balloons and ships

Is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) inept or clever? Looking at their attempts to influence the Taiwanese elections one would think the former. Why? This article will discuss the CCP history of...

Analyst highlights challenges of Chinese amphibious assault on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amphibious assault by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Taiwan would be a worst-case scenario, Institute for National Defense and Security Research ...

Taiwan Army special forces begin 11-day exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army Special Operations Command kicked off an 11-day tactical training exercise on Tuesday (Dec. 5) near Taichung. The command’s fourth battalion will perform...

Taiwan Navy carries out amphibious assault exercise at Sizihwan Beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy's 151st Fleet and the Marine Corps conducted an amphibious landing exercise at Kaohsiung’s Sizihwan Beach on Thursday (Nov. 30). Accompanied by assau...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan would require far more materiel than D-Day landings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military studies suggest the logistical effort needed to launch an invasion of Taiwan would surpass the scale of the Allied Normandy landings in 1944, leading to s...

Taiwan's Yu Shan amphibious transport ship to make public debut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Yu Shan landing platform dock, the Ta Chiang corvette, and a new fast patrol boat will be making their public debut at Kaohsiung’s Sin Pin Pier on Nov...

US marines and Japanese military hold joint exercises on island near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) are holding joint training exercises this month, which include drills at the recently reva...

Taiwan monitors Chinese military exercises around Fujian, PLA ferries nearby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 25) announced it is monitoring Chinese military activity on the coast of Fujian Province, while a defense analyst s...

PLA-associated ferries spotted across strait from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six roll-on roll-off (RoRo) ferries associated with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were spotted on Sunday (Sept. 24) conducting drills on Chinese beaches in the Ta...

Bigger, heavier, faster: China rolls out military upgrades

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China's long-term military modernisation efforts are bearing fruit, with a string of upgrades for its warships and warplanes under way amid intensifying tensions in ...

What we know about the Marine Corps F-35 crash, backyard ejection and what went wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The crash of an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in South Carolina over the weekend has raised numerous questions about what prompted the pilot to eject and how the $100 million w...

Shippers warned to stay away from Iranian waters over seizure threat as US-Iran tensions high

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Western-backed maritime forces in the Middle East on Saturday warned shippers traveling through the strategic Strait of Hormuz to stay as far away from Iranian terri...

US Navy sailor's mom encouraged him to pass military details to China, prosecutor says

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor charged with providing sensitive military information to China encouraged him to cooperate with a Chinese intelligence officer, telling her son it mig...