Ray Mabus
December 04, 2013
Ray Mabus
The Diplomat’s Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe spoke with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, discussing the current state of the Navy, the implications of the drawdown from Afghanistan, the Indian Ocean’s importance, and other issues
Ray Mabus
Vietnam Gradually Warms Up to US Military
November 06, 2013
Vietnam Gradually Warms Up to US Military
The gradual evolution of U.S.-Vietnamese political and defense ties reflects Hanoi’s caution.
Vietnam Gradually Warms Up to US Military
Why South Korea’s Building an Impressive Navy
October 24, 2013
Why South Korea’s Building an Impressive Navy
Some argue the ROK Navy’s rising power is pointless. But there are multiple purposes to navies.
Why South Korea’s Building an Impressive Navy
A New Type of US-China Military Relationship
September 11, 2013
A New Type of US-China Military Relationship
Growing exchanges and a U.S. desire to cooperate suggest a policy of engagement, rather than containment.
A New Type of US-China Military Relationship
China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles
September 04, 2013
China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles
Plus, Japan’s Ground Self Defense Forces will participate in RIMPAC for 1st time. Wednesday defense links.
China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles
It’s Official… China's Coming to RIMPAC
June 10, 2013
It’s Official… China's Coming to RIMPAC
Plus, the US and Japan begin a military drill aimed at retaking islands, despite Beijing’s objections. Monday security links.
It’s Official… China's Coming to RIMPAC
Julia Gillard's China Play
April 27, 2013
Julia Gillard's China Play
By any measure Julia Gillard’s trip to Beijing was a success. However, her most visionary goal remains unfulfilled.
Julia Gillard's China Play
China, RIMPAC and Containment
April 03, 2013
China, RIMPAC and Containment
It appears China has accepted an invitation to participate in RIMPAC. Will the PLAN’s role help enhance ties?
China, RIMPAC and Containment
Blunt Words on China from U.S. Navy
February 07, 2013
Blunt Words on China from U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy Captain James Fanell makes some surprising comments on China. Check out the video.
Blunt Words on China from U.S. Navy
Softer Side of America's
October 29, 2012
Softer Side of America's "Pivot"
By expanding military-to-military contacts and joint training, America is using a softer application of its hard power to good effect.
Softer Side of America's "Pivot"
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
October 02, 2012
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
The attention given to China and Japan’s navies overlooks the emergence of a new maritime power.
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
How Defense Austerity Will Test U.S. Strategy in Asia
August 09, 2012
How Defense Austerity Will Test U.S. Strategy in Asia
Why Washington’s ‘pivot’ to Asia is contingent on making necessary investments in defense.
How Defense Austerity Will Test U.S. Strategy in Asia
Should China Fear RIMPAC?
August 08, 2012
Should China Fear RIMPAC?
“China is surely correct to view the RIMPAC exercise with concern, but the exercise isn’t just about China.”
Should China Fear RIMPAC?
America's 'Great Green Fleet'
July 03, 2012
America's 'Great Green Fleet'
Dr. James Holmes on what the U.S. Navy’s biofuels-propelled fleet reminds us about history.
America's 'Great Green Fleet'
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