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20 Chinese Military Planes Breach Taiwan’s Adiz

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of tension across the Taiwan Strait. Article Link

The Navy is Worried China Will Soon Invade Taiwan

The current U.S. Pacific Fleet commander finds it likely that tensions between Taiwan and China could erupt sooner than anyone thinks.  Article Link

Why China Could Decide To Invade Taiwan, And Soon

On March 23, U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, President Biden’s nominee to be the next Indo-Pacific Command commander, testified during his confirmation hearing that the threat to Taiwan from an increasingly aggressive China is “closer than we think” and that the United States needs to be “prepared today” to defend its longtime ally. The admiral stated his assessment was opinion, not an assertion based on new intelligence or reporting. Indeed, he acknowledged one could only speculate as to when China would attack Taiwan – “today… six years… 2045.” China’s leadership, however, may conclude that the country’s demographic trends present a “now or never” moment.  Article Link

North Korea Striving To Build Nuclear-Capable Missiles That Can Defeat BMD Systems, Says CRS Report

North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests suggest that Pyongyang is striving to build a credible nuclear warfighting capability designed to evade ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems in the region, according to a 14 July report published by the US Congressional Research Service (CRS). See Two Supporting Articles –  Article Link One      Article Link Two  

Images Reveal North Korea Test-Fired New Short-Range Ballistic Missile Type On 25 March

Images released by North Korea’s state-run media show that the country appears to have tested on 25 March a new type of short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) system that was first showcased by Pyongyang during its 14 January military parade. The tactical, road-mobile system, which was shown test-launching a new SRBM type from a five-axle transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) vehicle, was described by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 26 March as a newly developed guided-weapon system armed with missiles carrying a larger 2.5-ton warhead and featuring “core technologies” already seen in the previously developed “tactical guided projectile”. Article Link