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Cumulative Warfare: War by Statistics
January 10, 2015

Cumulative Warfare: War by Statistics

By James R. Holmes
The Naval Diplomat reflects on the cumulative/sequential dichotomy of understanding warfare.
When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?
January 07, 2015

When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?

By James R. Holmes
The Naval Diplomat revisits the history of the framing of the 2007 U.S. Maritime Strategy.

Taiwan's New Stealth Corvettes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?
December 30, 2014

Taiwan's New Stealth Corvettes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?

By James R. Holmes
Taiwan's got a new tool in its sea-denial toolkit.

Securing Santa: Forging a US Arctic Strategy
December 25, 2014

Securing Santa: Forging a US Arctic Strategy

By James R. Holmes
What should be the factors informing U.S. strategy in the Arctic Ocean?

Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
December 20, 2014

Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?

By James R. Holmes
How much does the ancient game of Go, or weiqi, reveal about Chinese military strategy?

Here's the Thing About Battlecruisers...
December 19, 2014

Here's the Thing About Battlecruisers...

By James R. Holmes
The battlecruiser experiment illustrates the perils of constructing a ship to fight one way and then using it to fight another.
Lasers! What Are They Good For?
December 13, 2014

Lasers! What Are They Good For?

By James R. Holmes
Lasers won't solve all the problems facing naval weaponeers, but they'll help address quite a few of them.

Strategy Is a Habit
December 11, 2014

Strategy Is a Habit

By James R. Holmes
In training a new generation of strategists, its best worth recalling Aristotle's sage advice: strategy is a habit.

Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
December 06, 2014

Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke

By James R. Holmes
Let's not rush to mock Hagel for citing the War of 1812 as a precedent for contemporary strategy. He has a point.

Style, Warfare and George Washington
December 03, 2014

Style, Warfare and George Washington

By James R. Holmes
There's reason to be grateful that the outcomes of wars aren't determined by committee.
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
November 26, 2014

How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation

By James R. Holmes
Scratching your head over Hagel's resignation? Let Niccolò Machiavelli explain!

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