U.S. and Vietnam build trust, sending a strong deterrence signal to China.
U.S.-Philippine security cooperation will combat China’s maritime expansion in the South China Sea
For Duterte, development rather than deterrence is the way forward
Taiwan challenges Japan’s claim to an exclusive economic zone in order to protect security and fishing interests
The development of China’s ballistic missile submarine could enhance its second strike capability
Taiwan faces pressure to define the legal character of the U-shaped line, the predecessor of the nine dash line.
Undersea drones are the newcomers to planned U.S. force posture in the Asia-Pacific, though seemingly not tipping the balance toward offensive action