The Naval Diplomat Turns 2
July 28, 2014
The Naval Diplomat Turns 2
Today marks the 2nd anniversary since the Naval Diplomat flung out an "opening salvo" to announce the arrival of these pixels.
The Naval Diplomat Turns 2
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
July 26, 2014
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Apathy kills in alliance politics. U.S. allies should begin defending themselves if they want America to defend them.
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
July 24, 2014
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
Cartography helps set the parameters within which debates over policy and strategy unfold.
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
The Elements of US Maritime Strategy
July 17, 2014
The Elements of US Maritime Strategy
An all-encompassing U.S. maritime strategy must include all the armed forces—not just the navy, coast guard and marines.
The Elements of US Maritime Strategy
US Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy
July 14, 2014
US Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy
Without underway replenishment ships, America’s ability to project power in wartime will shrivel.
US Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy
History Wars: Scotland Edition
July 12, 2014
History Wars: Scotland Edition
Scotland’s bid for independence is being driven by primeval motives instead of rational interests.
History Wars: Scotland Edition
America’s War on WMDs
July 08, 2014
America’s War on WMDs
How to think about the fight to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
America’s War on WMDs
The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races
July 03, 2014
The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races
China’s naval advantages are wasting assets, giving Beijing ever more reason to seize the initiative.
The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races
The Closing of the Chinese Mind
June 28, 2014
The Closing of the Chinese Mind
China’s new ideological control measures are a major strategic blunder.
The Closing of the Chinese Mind
In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
June 24, 2014
In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
Unlike al-Qaeda, ISIS seems to understand Mao Zedong's classic Phase III battlefield struggle.
In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
The Nine-Dashed Line Isn’t China’s Monroe Doctrine
June 21, 2014
The Nine-Dashed Line Isn’t China’s Monroe Doctrine
Don’t drink the kool-aid Beijing is peddling. The nine-dashed line is nothing like the Monroe Doctrine.
The Nine-Dashed Line Isn’t China’s Monroe Doctrine
Deterring China = Capability x Resolve x Belief
June 19, 2014
Deterring China = Capability x Resolve x Belief
The U.S. shouldn't unnecessarily antagonize China but it must underscore its capability and resolve to Beijing.
Deterring China = Capability x Resolve x Belief
Strategy 101: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thy Self
June 14, 2014
Strategy 101: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thy Self
Isoroku Yamamoto and Admiral Chester Nimitz's strategies were reciprocals of each other.
Strategy 101: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thy Self
Taking the Fight to Enemy Submarines
June 13, 2014
Taking the Fight to Enemy Submarines
By using geography to their advantage, ASW forces can seize the offensive—for a change.
Taking the Fight to Enemy Submarines
Full-Spectrum Anti-Submarine Warfare
June 07, 2014
Full-Spectrum Anti-Submarine Warfare
By shifting its outlook on undersea combat, the U.S. Navy can restore that competitive dimension of war at sea.
Full-Spectrum Anti-Submarine Warfare
5 Ways Europe Can Help the US Pivot
June 02, 2014
5 Ways Europe Can Help the US Pivot
Crimea has woken Europe up to geopolitics. Here's how it can help the U.S. pivot to Asia.
5 Ways Europe Can Help the US Pivot
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