Could China Be About to Transform Its Military?
September 29, 2015
Could China Be About to Transform Its Military?
There has been talk of radical reform of decades. Finally, it looks like it might happen.
Could China Be About to Transform Its Military?
New Equations in the Asia-Pacific as China Arrives as Military Power
September 21, 2015
New Equations in the Asia-Pacific as China Arrives as Military Power
China's expanding and modernizing military power could change everything in Asia.
New Equations in the Asia-Pacific as China Arrives as Military Power
Are U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harming the United States?
August 26, 2015
Are U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harming the United States?
A new book argues that U.S. military installations abroad are undermining America’s soft power worldwide.
Are U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harming the United States?
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
May 12, 2015
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
Is everything we know about the Osama bin Laden raid wrong?
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
Former US Commander in Afghanistan Tapped to Lead Joint Chiefs
May 05, 2015
Former US Commander in Afghanistan Tapped to Lead Joint Chiefs
President Obama plans to nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next joint chief of staff of the U.S. military.
Former US Commander in Afghanistan Tapped to Lead Joint Chiefs
Assessing US Military Power
March 07, 2015
Assessing US Military Power
A new report takes a look at the U.S. military's strength across the world, including the Asia-Pacific.
Assessing US Military Power
International Perceptions of the U.S. Military, Revisited
January 07, 2015
International Perceptions of the U.S. Military, Revisited
“To see what it is in front of one’s nose needs constant struggle.”
International Perceptions of the U.S. Military, Revisited
What Do Chinese and Russians Think of the U.S. Military?
January 06, 2015
What Do Chinese and Russians Think of the U.S. Military?
A recent article touches on U.S. perceptions of its military. But how do other countries view it?
What Do Chinese and Russians Think of the U.S. Military?
Future War: Why Quantity Will Trump Quality
November 20, 2014
Future War: Why Quantity Will Trump Quality
T. X. Hammes on the future of war, and how quantity might just trump quality in a future conflict.
Future War: Why Quantity Will Trump Quality
Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy
November 05, 2014
Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy
Creating a military “Internet of things” will empower the U.S. to succeed in “informationized” warfare in Asia.
Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
August 16, 2014
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
The Pentagon and U.S. military continue to dominate the so-called pivot to Asia.
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
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
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