With Eyes on China, US Special Operators Are Back to Battling the Jungle

Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves on Okinawa, Japan.

Read the original article on Business Insider. After spending more than 20 years fighting in the wars in the Middle East, U.S. special operators are pivoting to other environments. With the potential for a conflict with China in the Indo-Pacific looming ever larger in the background, the US special operations community is focusing more and […]

Former US Intelligence Officer Charged with Trying to Give Classified Defense Information to China

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SEATTLE — A former U.S. Army intelligence officer has been charged with attempting to provide classified defense information to the Chinese security services during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic — including some listed in a Microsoft Word document titled “Important Information to Share with Chinese Government.” Authorities on Friday arrested former Sgt. Joseph Daniel […]

US, Indonesia and 5 Other Nations Hold War Drills Amid China Concerns

U.S. Marines attend the opening ceremony of Super Garuda Shield 2023 in Baluran, East Java, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia and five other nations began annual training exercises Thursday on Indonesia’s main island of Java while China’s increasing aggression is raising concern. American and Indonesian soldiers have held the live-fire Super Garuda Shield drills since 2009, and Australia, Japan and Singapore joined last year. The United Kingdom […]

US Army Chief Seeks Closer Security Ties With Indonesia Amid Tensions in South China Sea

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Army Chief of Staff James McConville met with Indonesia’s top defense official on Friday to push for stronger security ties amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region. McConville said he and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto discussed ways to deepen cooperation, including enhanced military exercises between the countries. […]