(Defense News) The asymmetric advantage that the U.S. military possesses ― and that has prevented enemy aircraft attacks on American ground forces since April 15, 1953 ― is eroding.
(U.S. Naval Institute) Japan and the United States must cooperate together and with other partner countries to maintain a stable status quo in the region.
By Takuya Shimodaira, Proceedings Magazine: “Chinese anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region are alarming. China seeks to wield its growing might to challenge the stable international order in the region with weapons that range from anti-ship cruise missiles to advanced submarines and even a rapidly growing and assertive coast guard.”
(IHS Jane’s 360) The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) has revealed the development of the Fire Dragon 280A Tactical Missile for use by its AR3 multiple launch rocket system (MLRS).
By Robin Hughes, IHS Jane's 360: “The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has operationally debuted its Lockheed Martin AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range (JASSM-ER) missile during allied weapons strikes against Syrian chemical weapons research and storage facilities.”