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US Navy Unveils Strategy for Autonomous Vehicles
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.

Emergency Fighters and National Resilience
July 28, 2021

Emergency Fighters and National Resilience

By Jacob Parakilas
Complex, expensive high-end military hardware might prove impossible to replace quickly enough during a major conventional war. It's time to revisit the idea of building simpler, cheaper emergency replacements.
General Ju Qiansheng Takes Command of the PLA Strategic Support Force
July 27, 2021

General Ju Qiansheng Takes Command of the PLA Strategic Support Force

By Marcus Clay
The former commander of the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force Network Systems Department is taking over the entire force.

USMC Force Design 2030: US Marines and the Indo-Pacific
July 24, 2021

USMC Force Design 2030: US Marines and the Indo-Pacific

By Alec Bohlman
The new vision for the U.S. Marine Corps will impact cooperation with allies as well.

Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Stuck in Limbo
July 23, 2021

Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Stuck in Limbo

By Tita Sanglee
With COVID-19 spiraling out of control in Thailand, the $683 million purchase has again drawn criticism.

A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate
July 22, 2021

A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate

By Scott W. Harold and Satoru Mori
Japan’s increasing recognition that Taiwan is crucial to its own security has implications for Japan’s domestic defense debates and the Japan-U.S. alliance.

Russia Tests Hypersonic Zircon Missile
July 22, 2021

Russia Tests Hypersonic Zircon Missile

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Growing geopolitical rivalries will continue to drive the development of hypersonic and other lethal weapons systems.
Britain to Keep 2 Warships Permanently in East Asia
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.

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 
July 21, 2021

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 

By Catherine Putz
Moscow is also reported to be open to some kind of cooperation with the U.S., though far short of American bases in Central Asia.

China’s Air Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ Focus on ‘Anti-Access’ and Maritime Deterrence
July 20, 2021

China’s Air Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ Focus on ‘Anti-Access’ and Maritime Deterrence

By Olli Pekka Suorsa and Adrian Ang U-Jin
China’s intentions are likely directed against outside interference -- and not at Taiwan specifically.

What Threat Do China’s New Missile Silos Pose to the US?
July 16, 2021

What Threat Do China’s New Missile Silos Pose to the US?

By Adam Cabot
The silos will significantly complicate counterforce options. What can Washington do?
Going Big Might Not Bring Back the Age of the Airship
July 16, 2021

Going Big Might Not Bring Back the Age of the Airship

By Jacob Parakilas
A mysterious giant hangar in China has, once again, revived dreams of lighter-than-air craft.

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