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Steven Stashwick

Steven Stashwick

Steven Stashwick is an independent writer and researcher based in New York City focused on East Asian security and maritime issues.

He spent ten years on active duty as a Naval Officer with tours in the Pentagon and at-sea based in Japan elsewhere the Pacific. He completed graduate study in International Relations at the University of Chicago, where he focused on the impact of international rules and naval diplomacy on security and conflict escalation. Still serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he writes in his private capacity and does not represent official positions of the U.S. government.

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Posts by Steven Stashwick
July 30, 2021

US Navy Unveils Strategy for Autonomous Vehicles

By Steven Stashwick
AI-controlled unmanned craft can supplement flagging numbers in the U.S. fleet.

July 21, 2021

Britain to Keep 2 Warships Permanently in East Asia

By Steven Stashwick
The announcement comes as a U.K. strike group heads to region.
July 01, 2021

US Navy to Deploy 6 Littoral Combat Ships by Year End

By Steven Stashwick
The deployment will be a record for the long-troubled ship class.

June 15, 2021

US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyers to Carry 12 Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The 2022 U.S. Navy budget plans add details about hypersonic deployment.

June 11, 2021

Pentagon Completes China Policy Review

By Steven Stashwick
The internal assessment will inform ongoing strategy development.

June 03, 2021

Pentagon’s 2022 Budget Cuts Ships to Modernize

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. Navy proposes to build fewer vessels and make more cuts in order to recapitalize the fleet.
May 13, 2021

US Army Tests New Missile with Pacific Threat in Mind

By Steven Stashwick
The Precision Strike Missile will give the U.S. Army a long-range anti-ship weapon.

April 30, 2021

US Navy to Put Hypersonic Missiles on Zumwalt Destroyers by 2025

By Steven Stashwick
Announcement is a reversal from earlier plans to deploy weapons on aging missile submarines first.

April 15, 2021

Chinese Militia Vessels Departing Contested South China Sea Reef

By Steven Stashwick
Over 200 Chinese ships occupied Whitsun Reef for several weeks. Only a handful remain.

April 09, 2021

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Conducts ‘Routine’ Drills Near Taiwan

By Steven Stashwick
Six warships pass through the Ryukyus to exercise east of Taiwan.

April 02, 2021

US to Host Japan, South Korea in Security Talks

By Steven Stashwick
The national security advisors of the three countries will meet at the U.S. Naval Academy.
March 26, 2021

Taiwan Mass Producing New Long-Range Missile

By Steven Stashwick
The announcement followed January tests and included news of three more missiles in development.

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