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
Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing
February 09, 2014
Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing
With America facing fiscal constraints, are lawmakers are absentmindedly adopting offshore balancing?
Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing
US Nixes Plan to Reduce Carrier Force
February 07, 2014
US Nixes Plan to Reduce Carrier Force
Pressure from the White House and Congress has led the Pentagon to drop a plan to reduce the number of aircraft carriers.
US Nixes Plan to Reduce Carrier Force
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
January 29, 2014
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
Even as China moves to quadruple its carrier fleet, the US may reduce the number of carriers it fields and deploys.
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
US Navy Tweaks Pacific Carrier Force
January 15, 2014
US Navy Tweaks Pacific Carrier Force
Starting next year, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) will call Yokosuka, Japan its home port.
US Navy Tweaks Pacific Carrier Force
Cowpens Incident Shows Limits of Mil-to-Mil Ties
December 20, 2013
Cowpens Incident Shows Limits of Mil-to-Mil Ties
Unprecedented improvements in U.S.-China mil-to-mil ties have not appreciably reduced tensions.
Cowpens Incident Shows Limits of Mil-to-Mil Ties
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
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
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