Vietnam arming up as counter to Red China threats

Vietnam is arming its expanding submarine fleet with land attack missiles that could be capable of reaching Chinese coastal cities, a choice of weapon likely to be seen as provocative by China in the ongoing South China Sea dispute. Regional military attaches and analysts see the missiles as a further sign of Vietnam’s determination to…

US and Japan team up to oppose assertive Red China

Reuters reports that Japan’s military is considering joining the United States in maritime air patrols in the South China Sea in response to China’s increasingly assertive pursuit of territorial claims, a Japanese and a U.S. source familiar with the discussions said. While no concrete plans had yet been formulated, Japan could join U.S. patrols in…