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Did a Failure to Plan for Anti-Submarine Warfare Doom the Imperial Japanese Navy?
August 14, 2019

Did a Failure to Plan for Anti-Submarine Warfare Doom the Imperial Japanese Navy?

By Robert Farley
Anti-submarine warfare was a blind spot for Imperial Japan, with deadly results.

Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War
July 27, 2018

Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War

By Robert Farley
What drove the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I?
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
June 07, 2017

The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On

By Ankit Panda
75 years later, the Battle of Midway stands as one of the greatest all-time naval victories.

What Does China's New Aircraft Carrier Mean for the Liaoning?
May 01, 2017

What Does China's New Aircraft Carrier Mean for the Liaoning?

By Robert Farley
China seems to be taking the same careful approach to its carrier program as Japan took during the interwar period.

The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
August 01, 2016

The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea

By Robert Farley
1944’s Battle of Philippine Sea holds some interesting lessons for how we think about military power.

This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2
July 21, 2016

This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2

By Ben Ho Wan Beng
If the Battle of the Philippine Sea had played out differently, Japan's navy might have been decimated by June 1944.

Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies
January 29, 2016

Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies

By Ankit Panda
Plus, U.S. officials revise their opinion on North Korea's nuclear test, India steps up cyber cooperation, and more. Links.
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
January 08, 2016

What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?

By Benjamin David Baker
One of the most decisive battles of the Second World War could have ended up very differently. Be glad it didn’t though.

Imperial Japan's Last Floating Battleship
August 14, 2015

Imperial Japan's Last Floating Battleship

By Robert Farley
Just one Japanese battleship survived to see the end of the Pacific theater of the Second World War.

Imperial Japan's Musashi: The Greatest Battleship Ever Built?
March 06, 2015

Imperial Japan's Musashi: The Greatest Battleship Ever Built?

By Robert Farley
The HIJMS Musashi has an important lesson to teach us on military obsolescence.

Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship
March 05, 2015

Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The brief look at the story behind the largest battleship ever constructed in naval history.
The Imperial Japanese Navy and the First World War
June 19, 2014

The Imperial Japanese Navy and the First World War

By Robert Farley
As we reflect on the centennial of 1914, remember that East Asia was involved in the First World War as well.

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