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Signs of Diminishing Returns for US Military Investment Against A2/AD
September 02, 2016

Signs of Diminishing Returns for US Military Investment Against A2/AD

By Steven Stashwick
Trends show U.S. could maintain its military edge and still fight to a draw in the future.
Getting the Right World War I Metaphor for a US-China Clash
August 27, 2016

Getting the Right World War I Metaphor for a US-China Clash

By Steven Stashwick
The Great War has less to tell us about how a Pacific War might start than what it might look like.

A New War in the Pacific Could be ‘Trench Warfare’ at Sea
August 18, 2016

A New War in the Pacific Could be ‘Trench Warfare’ at Sea

By Steven Stashwick
Recent studies suggest A2/AD and AirSea Battle lead to costly stalemate, not victory.

Perry in Japan, War in the Pacific, and the Rise of China
July 21, 2016

Perry in Japan, War in the Pacific, and the Rise of China

By Steven Stashwick
The United States has spooked a rising Pacific power before.

Why the US Gator Navy Needs the EV-22
June 18, 2016

Why the US Gator Navy Needs the EV-22

By Ben Ho Wan Beng
The Osprey variant would greatly enhance the survivability of U.S. amphibious forces in the face of A2/AD threats
China Tests New Weapon Capable of Breaching US Missile Defense Systems
April 28, 2016

China Tests New Weapon Capable of Breaching US Missile Defense Systems

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Beijing has successfully tested a new hypersonic missile.

Cuarteron Reef’s New Radar: The China Coast Guard’s Best New Toy?
March 29, 2016

Cuarteron Reef’s New Radar: The China Coast Guard’s Best New Toy?

By Steven Stashwick
Worry over the radar’s military implications should take a backseat to its civil uses.
Pentagon Wants 'Arsenal Planes' to Beat China's Air Defenses
February 16, 2016

Pentagon Wants 'Arsenal Planes' to Beat China's Air Defenses

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has a plan to convert old warplanes into heavily armed “flying launchpads.”

New US Defense Budget: $18 Billion for Third Offset Strategy
February 10, 2016

New US Defense Budget: $18 Billion for Third Offset Strategy

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pentagon wants to spend more money to offset Anti-Area/Access-Denial (A2/AD) technologies.

Fighting the Middle Kingdom in the Maritime Domain
January 13, 2016

Fighting the Middle Kingdom in the Maritime Domain

By Col Michael W. “Starbaby” Pietrucha
The role of modern airpower in the critical maritime domain

US Navy: China and Russia ‘Focused on Taking the Lead’
January 06, 2016

US Navy: China and Russia ‘Focused on Taking the Lead’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In a new document, the Chief of Naval Operations outlines challenges the U.S. Navy will be facing in the 21st century.
The Case for the Centuryfortress: Defining the B-52J
December 09, 2015

The Case for the Centuryfortress: Defining the B-52J

By Col Mike “Starbaby” Pietrucha
"With a well-considered upgrade plan, the B-52 can serve to its 100th birthday."

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