Is US Pacific “Dominance” Up For Grabs?
January 22, 2014
Is US Pacific “Dominance” Up For Grabs?
Admiral Locklear rightly raised alarm bells over America’s traditional regional dominance. Are policymakers listening?
Is US Pacific “Dominance” Up For Grabs?
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global
December 05, 2013
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global
Surviving a world of diffuse precision strike is a strategic and organizational problem for the US military.
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global
Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
April 25, 2013
Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
To understand the real value of the F-35 one must consider its operation as a fleet, not simply as an individual aircraft.
Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
U.S.-Australia Cooperation in Times of Austerity
March 23, 2013
U.S.-Australia Cooperation in Times of Austerity
Thomas G. Mahnken on four key areas where U.S.-Australia defense cooperation could yield real payoffs.
U.S.-Australia Cooperation in Times of Austerity
Time To Change America's Atomic Arsenal
March 14, 2013
Time To Change America's Atomic Arsenal
The new mission for U.S. nuclear weapons — minimum deterrence: The prevention of a major nuclear attack on America with a small force — perhaps as low as 300 strategic weapons.
Time To Change America's Atomic Arsenal
The Consequences of Sequestration
February 28, 2013
The Consequences of Sequestration
The stinging cuts of sequestration will have a tremendous impact on America’s capacity to protect the world’s maritime commons — with devastating consequences.
The Consequences of Sequestration
Sequestration's Impact on America's Military
February 26, 2013
Sequestration's Impact on America's Military
Sequestration is looming. What impact will it have on America’s forces in the Pacific?
Sequestration's Impact on America's Military
Another Problem for the F-35
February 14, 2013
Another Problem for the F-35
Could one of the F-35′s greatest strengths become politically unusable?
Another Problem for the F-35
The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
January 21, 2013
The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
Naval power in the Indo-Pacific is certainly on the rise. Who will take the top spot?
The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
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
A Culture Clash?
November 30, 2012
A Culture Clash?
Nearly 6,000 crimes have been committed by U.S. military personnel since Okinawa was returned to Japan. Is there a path forward?
A Culture Clash?
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
November 20, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
“…the Obama administration should make no reply to China’s military buildup.”
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
October 10, 2012
If Romney Wins, Does the U.S. Navy Expand?
A recent interview suggests a Romney win could see an expansion of the U.S. Navy. Can he convince the public?
If Romney Wins, Does the U.S. Navy Expand?
Afghanistan's
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Where Does U.S. Stand on Sino-Japanese Dispute?
September 11, 2012
Where Does U.S. Stand on Sino-Japanese Dispute?
As tensions build over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, what is America’s position?
Where Does U.S. Stand on Sino-Japanese Dispute?
Evolutionary or Revolutionary? Japan's Defense Strategy
August 11, 2012
Evolutionary or Revolutionary? Japan's Defense Strategy
Despite criticism – with some stating Tokyo has its eye on nuclear weapons – Japanese security thinking has changed only incrementally.
Evolutionary or Revolutionary? Japan's Defense Strategy
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