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4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
January 12, 2018
4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
South China Sea militarization, hypersonic weapons, Chinese oceanography, and counter A2/AD poised for major advances in 2018.
4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal
June 24, 2017
The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal
When it comes to India and the major defense partner relationship, Trump needs to think big.
The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal
So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
January 04, 2016
So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
A big problem for selling carrier-based fighters is that there are simply too few carriers to go around.
So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
July 10, 2015
America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
The United States may operate 10 carriers, but it doesn't do so at the same time.
America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
Should the US Help India Defeat China's Navy?
April 23, 2015
Should the US Help India Defeat China's Navy?
A new study argues yes, and pushes for closer defense ties between New Delhi and Washington.
Should the US Help India Defeat China's Navy?
Relax, China's Aircraft Carrier Is Fine
October 25, 2014
Relax, China's Aircraft Carrier Is Fine
Reports of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning’s death are greatly exaggerated.
Relax, China's Aircraft Carrier Is Fine
India’s Modi Approves Aircraft Carrier Funding
July 11, 2014
India’s Modi Approves Aircraft Carrier Funding
This week Modi agreed to release $3.18 billion to finish construction of India’s first indigenous carrier.
India’s Modi Approves Aircraft Carrier Funding
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
June 20, 2014
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
Reports suggest China will have an indigenous carrier battle group within three years. Don't bet on it.
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
Cruise Missiles: China’s Real ‘Carrier Killer’
June 05, 2014
Cruise Missiles: China’s Real ‘Carrier Killer’
U.S. military analysts warn of the growing threat Chinese cruise missiles pose to the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region
Cruise Missiles: China’s Real ‘Carrier Killer’
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
April 08, 2014
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
If the PLA wants to be transparent, giving Chuck Hagel a tour of its symbolic aircraft carrier won't cut it.
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
US Nixes Plan to Reduce Carrier Force
February 07, 2014
US Nixes Plan to Reduce Carrier Force
Pressure from the White House and Congress has led the Pentagon to drop a plan to reduce the number of aircraft carriers.
US Nixes Plan to Reduce Carrier Force
Why to Ignore China’s Aircraft Carriers
January 28, 2014
Why to Ignore China’s Aircraft Carriers
A lot of Chinese hardware could challenge US primacy in the Pacific. Carriers are not among them.
Why to Ignore China’s Aircraft Carriers
China's Building Second Aircraft Carrier
January 20, 2014
China's Building Second Aircraft Carrier
A provincial party leader confirms China has begun construction on its second aircraft carrier.
China's Building Second Aircraft Carrier
US Navy Tweaks Pacific Carrier Force
January 15, 2014
US Navy Tweaks Pacific Carrier Force
Starting next year, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) will call Yokosuka, Japan its home port.
US Navy Tweaks Pacific Carrier Force
Japan Mulls Aircraft Carrier Future?
January 15, 2014
Japan Mulls Aircraft Carrier Future?
Japan will reportedly fly surveillance drones from its destroyers as a possible prelude to building aircraft carriers.
Japan Mulls Aircraft Carrier Future?
How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth
December 17, 2013
How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth
If aircraft carriers aren’t used in battle it’s hard to justify their enormous price tag.
How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth
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