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The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise 
August 27, 2021

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Australia is back for the second year in a row, underscoring the Quad’s deepening commitment to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
US Navy, Marines Conclude Giant Two-Ocean Exercise
August 27, 2021

US Navy, Marines Conclude Giant Two-Ocean Exercise

By Steven Stashwick
Large Scale Exercise 2021 was a look at how the Navy might fight China and Russia at the same time.

What Will the Taliban Do With Their New US Weapons?
August 24, 2021

What Will the Taliban Do With Their New US Weapons?

By Alessandro Arduino
With its quick seizure of power, the Taliban also acquired U.S. military equipment left behind by the withdrawal or abandoned by Afghan forces.

What the ‘Blue Arctic’ Means for the US Pacific Military Presence
August 21, 2021

What the ‘Blue Arctic’ Means for the US Pacific Military Presence

By Sonoko Kuhara
Melting sea ice in the Arctic increases accessibility between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans and mitigates a geographic disadvantage for the U.S. Navy.

Long-Range Conventional Precision Strike: Taiwan’s Post-Nuclear Deterrent?
August 13, 2021

Long-Range Conventional Precision Strike: Taiwan’s Post-Nuclear Deterrent?

By Rowan Allport
Taipei has been quietly working on a conventional deterrent that lacks much of the nuclear option’s controversy.
Japan Confirms New Missile Deployments to Ryukyu Islands
August 06, 2021

Japan Confirms New Missile Deployments to Ryukyu Islands

By Steven Stashwick
Anti-air and anti-ship missiles will be sent to Ishigaki-jima in 2022.

The China-US Arms Trade Arms Race
August 06, 2021

The China-US Arms Trade Arms Race

By Jacob Parakilas
For all its military technology advances, China remains far behind the U.S. in arms exports. The example of Nigeria helps explain why.
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.

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