When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
January 07, 2015
When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
The Naval Diplomat revisits the history of the framing of the 2007 U.S. Maritime Strategy.
When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
Taiwan's New Stealth Corvettes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?
December 30, 2014
Taiwan's New Stealth Corvettes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?
Taiwan's got a new tool in its sea-denial toolkit.
Taiwan's New Stealth Corvettes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?
Securing Santa: Forging a US Arctic Strategy
December 25, 2014
Securing Santa: Forging a US Arctic Strategy
What should be the factors informing U.S. strategy in the Arctic Ocean?
Securing Santa: Forging a US Arctic Strategy
Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
December 20, 2014
Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
How much does the ancient game of Go, or weiqi, reveal about Chinese military strategy?
Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
Here's the Thing About Battlecruisers...
December 19, 2014
Here's the Thing About Battlecruisers...
The battlecruiser experiment illustrates the perils of constructing a ship to fight one way and then using it to fight another.
Here's the Thing About Battlecruisers...
Lasers! What Are They Good For?
December 13, 2014
Lasers! What Are They Good For?
Lasers won't solve all the problems facing naval weaponeers, but they'll help address quite a few of them.
Lasers! What Are They Good For?
Strategy Is a Habit
December 11, 2014
Strategy Is a Habit
In training a new generation of strategists, its best worth recalling Aristotle's sage advice: strategy is a habit.
Strategy Is a Habit
Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
December 06, 2014
Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
Let's not rush to mock Hagel for citing the War of 1812 as a precedent for contemporary strategy. He has a point.
Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
Style, Warfare and George Washington
December 03, 2014
Style, Warfare and George Washington
There's reason to be grateful that the outcomes of wars aren't determined by committee.
Style, Warfare and George Washington
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
November 26, 2014
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
Scratching your head over Hagel's resignation? Let Niccolò Machiavelli explain!
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
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
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