Rubio Introduces Bill to Strengthen Indo-Pacific Bases Protecting Taiwan

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday introduced a bill called the Deterring Chinese Preemptive Strikes Act that would “direct the U.S. Department of Defense to harden U.S. facilities in the Indo-Pacific to help further deter a preemptive strike against U.S. forces and assets in the region by China ahead of an invasion of Taiwan.”

Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Tran

China Trashes Biden National Security Strategy as ‘Outdated’

China’s state-run Global Times did not think highly of the Biden administration’s latest National Security Strategy (NSS) document, hyperbolically claiming the entire world was immediately gripped by “a strong sense of unease and concern” because American national security will “come at the expense of the security of other countries.”

China's Xi Jinping is on the brink of securing a historic third term in power (AFP)

Pelosi Meets Singapore Leaders as China Ratchets Up Taiwan Tensions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a delegation of five other U.S. lawmakers met with Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Gsien Loong, and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday, the first stop on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that could bring Pelosi to Taiwan.

Meeting between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US Congressional delegation led by Spea

Bitter: Exclusion from U.S., UK, Aussie Defence Alliance Reinforces Need for EU Army, Claims France

France has reacted bitterly to the double blow of not only their contract with Australia for submarines having been cancelled, but Europe being “excluded” from the new defence pact between the UK, the USA, and Australia to counter communist Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific, claiming it heightened the need for “European strategic autonomy” — i.e., an EU army.

US President Joe Biden participates is a virtual press conference on national security wit

Chinese Media Bark Orders at Joe Biden

China’s state-run media made numerous demands of President-Elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, demanding changes to U.S. policy on the South China Sea, the Indo-Pacific region, and Taiwan.

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 05: U.S Vice President Joe Biden attends a business leader break

U.S. Begins Massive ‘Malabar’ Naval Exercise with India, Japan, Australia

The annual Malabar naval exercise began on Tuesday, launching from the Indian port of Visakhapatnam on the Bay of Bengal. The Malabar wargame began in 1992 as a joint exercise between the U.S. and Indian navies. Japan joined in 2015, and this year marks the return of Australia after 13 years of absence, putting all four members of the “Quad” alliance against Chinese expansionism on the roster.

A U.S. Navy helicopter approaches to land on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roo