The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
January 29, 2015
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
The Department of Defense wants more money to fight terrorism and reassure its European allies.
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
The Pentagon Just Dropped the Air Sea Battle Name
January 22, 2015
The Pentagon Just Dropped the Air Sea Battle Name
However, the U.S. Defense Department will continue to pursue counter-A2/AD strategies.
The Pentagon Just Dropped the Air Sea Battle Name
When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
January 07, 2015
When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
The Naval Diplomat revisits the history of the framing of the 2007 U.S. Maritime Strategy.
When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
Is the US Navy’s New Ray Gun a Good Idea?
December 12, 2014
Is the US Navy’s New Ray Gun a Good Idea?
The U.S. Navy's new laser weaponry is a powerful deterrent to would-be foes, but its low cost of use is worrisome.
Is the US Navy’s New Ray Gun a Good Idea?
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
October 16, 2014
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
The PLA already contests maritime Asia with the United States.
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy
August 21, 2014
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy
The PLA has expanded its presence and influence in the international military community over the last year.
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy
HADR and US-China Military Cooperation
July 28, 2014
HADR and US-China Military Cooperation
It is time for the two powers to work together on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
HADR and US-China Military Cooperation
Managing the United States' Global Naval Partnerships
July 10, 2014
Managing the United States' Global Naval Partnerships
The U.S. Navy has decisions to make on cooperation with other global navies. Will it make the right ones?
Managing the United States' Global Naval Partnerships
US Navy Orders 10 <em>Virginia</em>-class Submarines at a Record Cost of $17.6 Billion
May 03, 2014
US Navy Orders 10 Virginia-class Submarines at a Record Cost of $17.6 Billion
The deal ensures a continued global role for the U.S. Navy’s silent service.
US Navy Orders 10 Virginia-class Submarines at a Record Cost of $17.6 Billion
The US Navy Needs 161 More Ships
March 18, 2014
The US Navy Needs 161 More Ships
Plus, the Navy is expanding its Hydra program and exploring a new anti-ship missile.
The US Navy Needs 161 More Ships
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search and Rescue: Cooperation in the South China Sea
March 11, 2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search and Rescue: Cooperation in the South China Sea
The search and rescue effort for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight showcases rare goodwill in the South China Sea.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search and Rescue: Cooperation in the South China Sea
Yes, The US Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday
January 16, 2014
Yes, The US Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday
For the past 2 decades plus the US Navy hasn’t had to fight for command of the sea. Is it now hungover?
Yes, The US Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday
How the US Lost the South China Sea Standoff
December 19, 2013
How the US Lost the South China Sea Standoff
China won the Cowpens/Liaoning encounter in the South China Sea. What lessons should the US draw?
How the US Lost the South China Sea Standoff
Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
December 06, 2013
Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
Arctic states have begun rebuilding their military forces and capabilities in order to operate in the region.
Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
Reality Check: US Naval Primacy Is Not Guaranteed
December 05, 2013
Reality Check: US Naval Primacy Is Not Guaranteed
If the U.S. Navy wants to continue controlling the seas, it may have to fight.
Reality Check: US Naval Primacy Is Not Guaranteed
America’s Undersea Advantage is Eroding
November 23, 2013
America’s Undersea Advantage is Eroding
With the U.S. Navy’s diminishing submarines and outdated armaments, the undersea balance in Asia is changing.
America’s Undersea Advantage is Eroding
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