Taiwan Arms Sale Heats Up Simmering Row

Trade relations between the U.S. and China appear to be hitting a rough patch, with China publicly threatening to impose sanctions on U.S. companies participating in the arms sales to Taiwan, leading some observers to express concern over the growing war of words between Washington and Beijing. While China’s opposition to the U.S. military’s support … Continue reading “Taiwan Arms Sale Heats Up Simmering Row”

Bring Our Marines Home

A month after Germany surrendered in May 1945, America’s eyes turned to the Far East, where the bloodiest battle of the Pacific war was joined on the island of Okinawa. Twelve thousand U.S. soldiers and Marines would die – twice as many dead in 82 days of fighting as have died in all the years … Continue reading “Bring Our Marines Home”

Will the Dragon Awake?

What country does the US fail to officially recognize, and yet is legally bound to defend? The answer is Taiwan, otherwise known as the Republic of China (ROC), a country born as the last redoubt of Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist army, which fled to the island in 1949 after being routed on the mainland … Continue reading “Will the Dragon Awake?”