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Philippines to Open Coast Guard Base 93 Miles from Taiwan

On May 24, the Philippine Coast Guard opened a monitoring base on Itbayat Island, the Philippines's northernmost inhabited island, according to the Philippines National Security Advisor Eduardo Ano. The Coast Guard base is only 93 miles (150 kilometers) away from the Taiwanese mainland.  This announcement comes as the armed forces of China engaged in military drills surrounding Taiwan. The drills,...

Former CIA Officer Pled Guilty to Spying on Behalf of China

On May 24th, a former CIA officer pleaded guilty to “conspiring to gather and deliver national defense information” to China. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma and a blood relative met with intelligence officers from the Shanghai State Security Bureau (SSSB) in Hong Kong in March 2001. During a three-day period, both individuals provided the officers “with a large volume of classified...

Philippine Mayor Questioned Over Allegations She is A Chinese Spy

On May 22nd, Alice Guo, the mayor of Bamban, appeared in front of a Philippine Senate panel for the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) that operated in the town. Guo’s appearance is the second time she has appeared in front of the Senate panel to answer questions regarding her connection to the POGO or if she is a Chinese...

China Increases Military Activity Around Taiwan on Second Day of Exercises

The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MoND) has reported that on Friday, 62 PLA aircraft and 27 PLAN vessels operated around the island during the second and reportedly last day of the "Joint Sword" military exercises being carried out by Chinese forces. The MoND stated that 47 of the aircraft entered Taiwan's ADIZ, marking the largest incursion since December 2022. Likewise,...

PLA “Joint Sword” Exercises Day 1 Roll Up

Thursday marked the first day of China's large-scale military exercises under "Joint Sword 2024A," which the PLA has previously stated is a "strong punishment for the separatist acts of Taiwan independence forces and a stern warning against the interference and provocation by external forces." Exercise areas completely surround Taiwan, simulating a blockade around the island by joint sea-air combat patrols....

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Swedish Defense Minister Travels to Philippines for Fighter Sale

The Swedish Defense Minister (DM), Pål Jonson, is set to travel to the Philippines to discuss the possible sale of JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft to Manila as part of a larger three-country visit in the...

Five Dead Following Militant Attack on Mourdiah Military Post, Mali

  A Macina Liberation Front (MLF) attack on a Malian Army (FAMA) post in the southwestern village of Mourdiah has left five soldiers dead and a 'significant number' of terrorists neutralized. What You Need to Know: According...

Russia to Establish a ‘Logistical Support Center’ on Sudan’s Red Sea Coast

Lieutenant General Yasser al-Atta, Assistant Commander in Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces, while speaking to Saudi media outlet al-Hadath, has confirmed that a series of economic and military agreements between his country and...