Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
November 24, 2014
Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
Reason guides realism, but passion is indispensable in the execution of policy.
Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
Fighting Ebola? Read Thucydides
November 22, 2014
Fighting Ebola? Read Thucydides
Thucydides isn't entirely silent on the topic of civilizational encounter with plague.
Fighting Ebola? Read Thucydides
Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
November 12, 2014
Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
A botched translation of Clausewitz has had an enduring impact on our thinking on warfare.
Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
Australia's First Naval Battle
November 10, 2014
Australia's First Naval Battle
"November 9 is when the light cruiser HMAS Sydney met the light cruiser SMS Emden in action in the Indian Ocean."
Australia's First Naval Battle
China Could Still Build 'String of Pearls'
November 08, 2014
China Could Still Build 'String of Pearls'
Just because China hasn't built bases in the Indian Ocean yet, doesn't mean it won't in the future.
China Could Still Build 'String of Pearls'
America’s Newest Destroyer Is Already Outdated
November 07, 2014
America’s Newest Destroyer Is Already Outdated
To be effective, Zumwalt destroyers require command of the sea, which the US can no longer take for granted.
America’s Newest Destroyer Is Already Outdated
How to Reform Naval Education
November 01, 2014
How to Reform Naval Education
Require entry-level officers to learn what they need to know — while also allowing them to indulge their interests.
How to Reform Naval Education
Relearning Anti-Submarine Warfare
October 30, 2014
Relearning Anti-Submarine Warfare
The U.S. Navy's post-Cold War holiday from history is drawing to a close—if it hasn’t expired already.
Relearning Anti-Submarine Warfare
Relax, China's Aircraft Carrier Is Fine
October 25, 2014
Relax, China's Aircraft Carrier Is Fine
Reports of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning’s death are greatly exaggerated.
Relax, China's Aircraft Carrier Is Fine
How Seapower Can Win Hearts and Minds
October 22, 2014
How Seapower Can Win Hearts and Minds
Like American politicians, the U.S. Navy needs to woo the American electorate to retain public support.
How Seapower Can Win Hearts and Minds
The US Can't Outsource Warfighting
October 17, 2014
The US Can't Outsource Warfighting
Offshore powers have long tried to get continental powers to fight their wars. It's rarely worked.
The US Can't Outsource Warfighting
US Turns A2/AD Guns on China?
October 16, 2014
US Turns A2/AD Guns on China?
Implements of land-based access denial are available. The US should seize it.
US Turns A2/AD Guns on China?
'Shock and Awe' the Islamic State
October 11, 2014
'Shock and Awe' the Islamic State
The air campaign against the Islamic State needs to concentrate firepower in time.
'Shock and Awe' the Islamic State
What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish
October 07, 2014
What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish
The war against ISIS can't be won from the air, but air forces can keep IS from winning.
What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish
Aerial Refueling: Air Power's Kryptonite
October 03, 2014
Aerial Refueling: Air Power's Kryptonite
For A2/AD against the U.S. Air Force, all the PLA has to do is attack its tanker aircraft.
Aerial Refueling: Air Power's Kryptonite
3 Lessons From Saratoga
September 26, 2014
3 Lessons From Saratoga
The Naval Diplomat's guide to the Battle of Saratoga.
3 Lessons From Saratoga
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