Bill Gertz

China Confirms Submarine-Launched Missile Test

JL-3 is Beijing's newest nuclear missile capable of ranging US

China's Defense Ministry this week confirmed the test firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile the Pentagon regards as a strategic weapon capable of striking anywhere in the United States from underwater launch points.

Inside the Ring: Huawei’s Secret Back Doors

HuaweiAn investigation of the telecommunications equipment produced by China's Huawei Technologies Ltd. has uncovered numerous cases of secret access points that could allow Chinese intelligence to conduct cyberoperations through the equipment.

New U.S. Curbs on China Target Supercomputers

Chinese firms engaged in nuclear test simulations, PLA hit with export controls

China's President Xi JinpingAs President Donald Trump prepares to talk trade with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Commerce Department blacklisted five Chinese entities linked to Beijing's large-scale nuclear arms buildup.

Moscow Sends Warships to Havana in Message to US

Russian transport brings additional troops to Venezuela

Russia has dispatched several warships, including one of its newer missile frigates, to Cuba in a bid to bolster the floundering regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to a senior administration official.

Bolton: China Continuing Cyberattacks on Government, Private Networks

U.S. ramping up offensive cyberattacks to deter foreign adversaries

China is continuing cyberattacks against government and private sector networks aimed at obtaining intellectual property to support China's military buildup and economic modernization, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says.

Inside the Ring: War College Cancels Speaker on Islam

A Muslim activist group has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, after the group falsely labeled him as a racist and "Islamophobe," he said.

China Tests New Sub-Launched Strategic Missile

JL-3 flight test timed to Shanahan visit to Singapore

China conducted a flight test of its newest strategic submarine-launched missile, the JL-3, coinciding with the visit to Asia earlier this month by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.