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Land-Based Coastal Defence Is Indeed No Joke
December 16, 2014
Land-Based Coastal Defence Is Indeed No Joke
Need more examples? Look to Northern Europe during WWII.
Land-Based Coastal Defence Is Indeed No Joke
Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
December 06, 2014
Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
Let's not rush to mock Hagel for citing the War of 1812 as a precedent for contemporary strategy. He has a point.
Land-Based Coastal Defense Is No Joke
Kim Jong-un Blasts US 'Aggressors'
November 26, 2014
Kim Jong-un Blasts US 'Aggressors'
Plus, Afghan "proxy wars," South Asian nukes, reflections on China's ADIZ and more. Mid-week links.
Kim Jong-un Blasts US 'Aggressors'
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
November 26, 2014
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
Scratching your head over Hagel's resignation? Let Niccolò Machiavelli explain!
How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel's Resignation
Hagel's Out -- What About the Pivot to Asia?
November 25, 2014
Hagel's Out -- What About the Pivot to Asia?
Chuck Hagel, despite his flaws, was an asset for the administration's 'pivot' to Asia.
Hagel's Out -- What About the Pivot to Asia?
Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
November 20, 2014
Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
Plus, Chuck Hagel discusses the U.S. Offset Strategy, Japan plans BMD overhaul, and more. Mid-week links.
Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
A Tale of Two Offset Strategies
November 18, 2014
A Tale of Two Offset Strategies
The Pentagon's new Offset Strategy is modeled on two very different historical examples.
A Tale of Two Offset Strategies
A Delay Could Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
October 24, 2014
A Delay Could Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
Plus new space-based cooperation and maritime drills. A Japan-U.S. defense links roundup.
A Delay Could Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits India
August 08, 2014
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits India
Hagel’s visit demonstrates the resurgence of U.S. interest in India as both countries strengthen defense ties.
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits India
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
June 18, 2014
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
How Asia’s premier security summit can return to the path of true dialogue.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
June 13, 2014
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
Iraq's unraveling confirms that, based on its own definition of success, the 2007 surge failed.
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
Erectile Dysfunction and Strategy
June 06, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction and Strategy
Let's not get too caught up in the notion of credibility.
Erectile Dysfunction and Strategy
Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
June 02, 2014
Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
Vietnam appears set to use international law to settle its territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.
Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
Shangri-La Dialogue: The Aftermath
June 02, 2014
Shangri-La Dialogue: The Aftermath
As China rebuts Hagel and Abe’s remarks, the region waits to see what might be on offer in return for cooperation.
Shangri-La Dialogue: The Aftermath
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
April 11, 2014
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
The meeting marks the first time ASEAN ministers have met in the United States.
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
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
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