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Does America Have Any Naval Strategists Anymore?
January 12, 2014

Does America Have Any Naval Strategists Anymore?

By James R. Holmes
Our navy needs to think strategically about its return to history -- before history comes a-knocking.

Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
December 24, 2013

Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?

By James R. Holmes
Air Power is unique in not having a grand theorist on par with Clausewitz or Mahan.
How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth
December 17, 2013

How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth

By James R. Holmes
If aircraft carriers aren’t used in battle it’s hard to justify their enormous price tag.

5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
October 18, 2013

5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby

Watching rugby allows observers to see the ideas of Clausewitz, Corbett and Sun Tzu in action.

The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
September 30, 2013

The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea

James Holmes gives us his top ten books on naval warfare and diplomacy.

The Austere Path to Naval Supremacy
September 17, 2013

The Austere Path to Naval Supremacy

A new article outlines how the US can regain and extend its edge in sea combat, and do so on the cheap.

Strategy: The Art of Eliminating the Enemy’s Vote
August 21, 2013

Strategy: The Art of Eliminating the Enemy’s Vote

Properly done, military strategy is about preventing the enemy from voting early or often.

Airsea Battle VS Offshore Control: Can the US Blockade China?
August 19, 2013

Airsea Battle VS Offshore Control: Can the US Blockade China?

To slay or strangle the dragon, that is the question. Do Mahan or Corbett have the answer?

How to Measure China’s Maritime Power
August 13, 2013

How to Measure China’s Maritime Power

Whether Beijing emerges as the dominant naval power in the region will depend largely on what others do.

The Commons: Beijing's "Blue National Soil"
January 03, 2013

The Commons: Beijing's "Blue National Soil"

“The commons must remain the commons, lest the system of liberal trade and commerce collapse…”

"Command of the Sea by Non-Traditional Means."
September 27, 2012

"Command of the Sea by Non-Traditional Means."

It takes unconventional methods to command the sea against an unconventional enemy.

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