Is China a Paper Tiger?
June 28, 2014
Is China a Paper Tiger?
Plus, Fukuyama on the absurdity of U.S. foreign policy. Weekend reading links.
Is China a Paper Tiger?
America’s Air-Sea Battle Plan in Korea
June 20, 2014
America’s Air-Sea Battle Plan in Korea
The U.S. military will adopt ASB as its new warfighting plan in Korea, according to a U.S. military official.
America’s Air-Sea Battle Plan in Korea
China’s Underwater A2/AD Strategy
May 06, 2014
China’s Underwater A2/AD Strategy
New research suggests China is deploying a fixed ocean-floor acoustic arrays system for anti-submarine warfare.
China’s Underwater A2/AD Strategy
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
March 19, 2014
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
Anti-Access/Area Denial is often seen purely in military terms. It’s much bigger than that.
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
The US Air Force's Asia Pivot
March 14, 2014
The US Air Force's Asia Pivot
Plus, the U.S. military defines Air-Sea Battle... again. And some other linkage.
The US Air Force's Asia Pivot
The Air-Sea Battle Debate Heats Up
February 22, 2014
The Air-Sea Battle Debate Heats Up
Plus, contemporary nuclear strategy and correcting misconceptions on Iran. Weekend links.
The Air-Sea Battle Debate Heats Up
Air-Sea Battle to Cost $524.5 Billion Through 2023
December 24, 2013
Air-Sea Battle to Cost $524.5 Billion Through 2023
A new report finds the U.S. Navy and Air Force will spend more on ASB than the nuclear triad over the next decade.
Air-Sea Battle to Cost $524.5 Billion Through 2023
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global
December 05, 2013
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global
Surviving a world of diffuse precision strike is a strategic and organizational problem for the US military.
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global
Air-Sea Battle Isn't Misunderstood
December 01, 2013
Air-Sea Battle Isn't Misunderstood
ASB proponents claim the concept is is misunderstood; however, its most troubling aspects are known quite well.
Air-Sea Battle Isn't Misunderstood
South Korea to Go “All In” on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
November 20, 2013
South Korea to Go “All In” on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Plus, the Navy’s top officer is only slightly worried about sequester’s impact on the pivot. Wednesday defense links.
South Korea to Go “All In” on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response
November 14, 2013
Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response
Air-Sea Battle has evolved much since its initial public unveiling. Its critics haven’t kept up.
Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response
China’s Air-Sea Battle Plan for the South China Sea
November 13, 2013
China’s Air-Sea Battle Plan for the South China Sea
A PLA researcher says AEW&C and the J-16 will help China achieve sea & air control over the South China Sea.
China’s Air-Sea Battle Plan for the South China Sea
How A2/AD Can Defeat China
November 12, 2013
How A2/AD Can Defeat China
A new report by the Rand Corporation calls for turning China’s A2/AD strategy on its head.
How A2/AD Can Defeat China
Air-Sea Battle: A Dangerous, Unaffordable Threat
November 09, 2013
Air-Sea Battle: A Dangerous, Unaffordable Threat
ASB will heighten US-China tensions and increase the likelihood of a conflict. The U.S. can’t afford it.
Air-Sea Battle: A Dangerous, Unaffordable Threat
Capt. Kirk Takes Command Of The <em>USS  Zumwalt</em>
November 02, 2013
Capt. Kirk Takes Command Of The USS Zumwalt
The U.S. Navy’s new Zumwalt-class is the next-generation in destroyer technology.
Capt. Kirk Takes Command Of The USS Zumwalt
US Air Force Embraces Sequestration and Asia
October 04, 2013
US Air Force Embraces Sequestration and Asia
Every problem represents an opportunity. For the USAF, the sequester problem is being used to pivot to Asia.
US Air Force Embraces Sequestration and Asia
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