Nov 24, 2021
China’s Growing Aircraft Carrier Force
According to satellite imagery taken on 23 October, the People’s Liberation Army’s Type-003 aircraft carrier is nearing completion. Between 18 September and 23...
Nov 19, 2021
China's naval strategy pursues hegemony in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Can the United States compete? China poses the most direct challenge to America’s international position...
Oct 27, 2021
The Financial Times report about China's new hypersonic weapon has caused a stir among the Washington policy class. The FT indicated that China's experimental weapon...
Oct 20, 2021
Taiwan's Special Operations Forces
The confirmation on 7 October that U.S. Special Operations Forces have been training the Taiwanese military since last year is a welcome sign of policy continuity between otherwise...
Oct 5, 2021
China Tests Both Taiwan and the U.S.
Since last Friday, 1 October, the Chinese Communist Party has escalated its incursions into Taiwanese airspace. Initially, this coincided with China's "National Day" on 1...
Sep 28, 2021
Although thankfully rescinded now, France’s recall of its American ambassador risked transforming the diplomatic row over AUKUS, the newly-formed Australian-British-American...
Aug 13, 2021
The Danger of Shrinking American Naval Power
China may invade Taiwan within six years, admirals warn. Is the U.S. ready? The Chinese military will likely attack Taiwan within six years, Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S....
Aug 7, 2021
Hypersonic Weapons Could Tilt War in Favor of Russia, China
Hypersonic weapons could well transform the strategic balance. The United States’ adversaries recognize this fact — Russia and China have both tested hypersonics and...
Aug 2, 2021
Congress Wants To Cut Guam Defenses
As of last week, the U.S. House's Appropriations Committee intends to cut funding for Guam's missile defenses, even as it approves a funding increase for the Missile Defense...
Jun 18, 2021
Biden's Budget Doesn't 'Get' Importance of the Coast Guard
© Getty Images President Biden’s FY2022 budget proposal has implications for every aspect of national power. But one of its most wrongheaded aspects — the Coast...
May 26, 2021
Who Will Fight for an ‘Unjust’ Nation?
Education policy is now the front-line of the “culture war.” The sorts of currents that embody “critical race theory” have been present in the academy for...
Apr 29, 2021
America’s Naval Strategy Is at Sea
The Pentagon hasn’t spelled out how it would win a maritime war against China. The U.S. Navy is at sea, figuratively as well as literally. It has 101 ships deployed around the...
Apr 2, 2021
Suez Canal’s Shutdown Is a Lesson for Naval Powers
After seven days, the MV Ever Given has been freed from the Suez Canal. The container ship had to be refloated and maneuvered off each canal bank. Then it had to transit...
Mar 10, 2021
Royal Navy in the Pacific: An Ally Against China
Because of its renewed emphasis on allies, the Biden administration should be grateful for the United Kingdom’s plan to deploy a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Indo-Pacific...
Feb 17, 2021
What’s the Navy’s Priority — Petty Rules, or Preparing To Fight?
On Jan. 27 the U.S. Navy relieved Frank Azzarello, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman, of his post just days before his scheduled change...
Jan 28, 2021
Iran Tests the New Administration
On 18 January, Iran detained businessman Emad Sharghi, preventing his alleged attempt to “flee” the country. Sharghi, a dual Iranian-American citizen who works for...
Jan 16, 2021
Economic and Diplomatic Power is not a Substitute for Military Strength
The current chaos in Washington DC has given U.S. political discourse a distinct focus, a focus that will remain until 20 January, when Mr. Biden is inaugurated. Fortunately,...
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