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James R. Holmes

James R. Holmes

James R. Holmes is a defense analyst for The Diplomat and a professor of strategy at the U.S. Naval War College where he specializes in U.S., Chinese and Indian maritime strategy and U.S. diplomatic and military history.

He is co-author of Red Star over the Pacific, an Atlantic Monthly Best Foreign Affairs Book for 2010 and a former US Navy surface warfare officer.

The views voiced here are his alone.

Posts by James R. Holmes
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October 16, 2014

US Turns A2/AD Guns on China?

By James R. Holmes
Implements of land-based access denial are available. The US should seize it.
October 16, 2014

China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia

By James R. Holmes
The PLA already contests maritime Asia with the United States.

October 11, 2014

'Shock and Awe' the Islamic State

By James R. Holmes
The air campaign against the Islamic State needs to concentrate firepower in time.

October 07, 2014

What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish

By James R. Holmes
The war against ISIS can't be won from the air, but air forces can keep IS from winning.

October 03, 2014

Aerial Refueling: Air Power's Kryptonite

By James R. Holmes
For A2/AD against the U.S. Air Force, all the PLA has to do is attack its tanker aircraft.
September 26, 2014

3 Lessons From Saratoga

By James R. Holmes
The Naval Diplomat's guide to the Battle of Saratoga.

September 25, 2014

3 Ways China Could Respond to UNCLOS Ruling

By James R. Holmes
How will China respond to the UNCLOS ruling in the Philippines tribunal case?
September 21, 2014

Can America Save the World Order?

By James R. Holmes
Kissinger says the current world order is under threat. To rebuild it the US must first rebuild itself.

September 18, 2014

Dispatch From Hawaii

By James R. Holmes
The Naval Diplomat explores how to lie with art and Hawaii’s lessons for the U.S. today.

September 12, 2014

In Iraq, Beware of Destruction Without Control

By James R. Holmes
So long as man lives on land, there's only so much air power can accomplish.

September 10, 2014

A Clausewitzian View of NATO

By James R. Holmes
Allies won't help defend nations that refuse to defend themselves.
September 06, 2014

Why We Must Defend UNCLOS

By James R. Holmes
Only by defending constitutions, laws and treaties are the only way for them to have meaning.

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