The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
May 06, 2015
The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
Washington should start imposing costs on Beijing for its behavior.
The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
So You Think You Can Provide Maritime Security...
May 01, 2015
So You Think You Can Provide Maritime Security...
Iran's seizure of the MV Maersk Tigris raises important questions for the United States' ability to ensure maritime security.
So You Think You Can Provide Maritime Security...
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
April 16, 2015
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence offers a wealth of new information on the PLA Navy.
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
US Subs Getting Firepower Boost
March 19, 2015
US Subs Getting Firepower Boost
Without an upgrade the navy will lose sixty percent of its undersea strike launchers by 2026.
US Subs Getting Firepower Boost
The US Navy’s New Surface Warfare Strategy: ‘Distributed Lethality’
January 16, 2015
The US Navy’s New Surface Warfare Strategy: ‘Distributed Lethality’
The U.S. Navy’s surface fleet is getting more aggressive, with new tactics and weapons.
The US Navy’s New Surface Warfare Strategy: ‘Distributed Lethality’
Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
July 30, 2014
Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System is the lynchpin for regional missile defense in Asia.
Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
US Boosts Naval Diplomacy in NE Asia
July 17, 2014
US Boosts Naval Diplomacy in NE Asia
The U.S. Navy and Marines are engaging in a series of drills with South Korea and Japan in the coming weeks.
US Boosts Naval Diplomacy in NE Asia
Shaming Won’t Stop China’s Salami Slicing
July 16, 2014
Shaming Won’t Stop China’s Salami Slicing
The U.S. military realizes it needs to do more to stop China's salami-slicing. Unfortunately, it doesn't know how.
Shaming Won’t Stop China’s Salami Slicing
Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security
July 02, 2014
Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security
China’s participation in RIMPAC is a good start. Now, the goal must be to sustain and expand security cooperation.
Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security
Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
April 26, 2014
Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
Eight years in, it is time to reassess the program, its strengths and its weaknesses.
Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
April 19, 2014
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
A new Congressional report says the Littoral Combat Ship is not suited for operations in the 7th Fleet.
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better
April 12, 2014
Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better
Aggregate tonnage alone doesn’t win naval battles in the modern era, and suggesting otherwise is dangerous.
Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
April 11, 2014
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
References to U.S. retrenchment are a wake-up call for increased strategic engagement.
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
March 31, 2014
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
Given resource constraints, the U.S. Navy may need to execute a pivot of its own.
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
March 20, 2014
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
One can do worse than the basketball metaphor for explaining the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute.
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
Five Ways to Make Maritime Strategists
February 17, 2014
Five Ways to Make Maritime Strategists
Strategy should be as fundamental to an officer's education as mathematics and the sciences.
Five Ways to Make Maritime Strategists
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