Overstating the China Threat?
April 10, 2014
Overstating the China Threat?
Calls for substantial new investments in U.S. military hardware seem a little hasty.
Overstating the China Threat?
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
Marine Corps Chief: Not Sure About Asia Force Posture
February 12, 2014
Marine Corps Chief: Not Sure About Asia Force Posture
The USMC’s top officer is uncertain about how much forward presence the U.S. needs in Asia.
Marine Corps Chief: Not Sure About Asia Force Posture
Did China Just Clone a Black Hawk Helicopter?
December 26, 2013
Did China Just Clone a Black Hawk Helicopter?
China conducted the first flight test of its new Z-20, which has a similar exterior to the US-made Black Hawk.
Did China Just Clone a Black Hawk Helicopter?
America’s Military at a Crossroads
December 04, 2013
America’s Military at a Crossroads
The U.S. military faces a 21st century identity crisis. But despite blanket spending cuts, it has options.
America’s Military at a Crossroads
Can Prompt Global Strike Survive Sequestration?
August 09, 2013
Can Prompt Global Strike Survive Sequestration?
The Virginia Payload Module is the latest part of the Prompt Global Strike program to see its funding slashed.
Can Prompt Global Strike Survive Sequestration?
Why Countries Build Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century
July 03, 2013
Why Countries Build Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century
Proliferation no longer begets proliferation– conventional military power does.
Why Countries Build Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century
Civilian Casualties in War: Redefining “Everything Possible”
June 02, 2013
Civilian Casualties in War: Redefining “Everything Possible”
The U.S. consistently claims to be doing all it can to minimize civilian casualties. It can do better.
Civilian Casualties in War: Redefining “Everything Possible”
What Modern Militaries Can Learn From Battlestar Galactica
May 03, 2013
What Modern Militaries Can Learn From Battlestar Galactica
“Sometimes revolutionary innovation delivers; it often doesn’t.”
What Modern Militaries Can Learn From Battlestar Galactica
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
A Nuclear Pivot to Asia?
March 05, 2013
A Nuclear Pivot to Asia?
If America’s conventional superiority in Asia declines, then the relative importance of its nuclear edge will rise.
A Nuclear Pivot to Asia?
Did China Test its
January 24, 2013
Did China Test its "Carrier-Killer?"
Unconfirmed reports suggest China may have recently tested its DF-21D ASBM, with DOD making an interesting declaration.
Did China Test its "Carrier-Killer?"
Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military
January 19, 2013
Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military
Even in a time of budget cuts, America can successfully shift its gaze to the Asia-Pacific.
Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military
Chuck Hagel and the Battle for GOP Foreign Policy
January 08, 2013
Chuck Hagel and the Battle for GOP Foreign Policy
While Hagel didn’t create the divisions within the GOP, his nomination is likely to harden them.
Chuck Hagel and the Battle for GOP Foreign Policy
Fool's Errand: America's Pivot to Asia
December 05, 2012
Fool's Errand: America's Pivot to Asia
As the U.S. stares down a “fiscal cliff”, some are arguing for an increase in defense spending to support America’s pivot to Asia. It could however create more problems than it solves.
Fool's Errand: America's Pivot to Asia
America's Prudent Pivot
November 17, 2012
America's Prudent Pivot
Far from destabilizing Asia, a bolstered U.S. presence softens the instability regional changes create.
America's Prudent Pivot
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