Sep 26, 2023
Do We Stand at a ‘Tipping Point’ in Global Security?
The question posed by the organizers is: Will Taiwan be a tipping point in global security? Well, why don’t we start at the beginning and ask what a tipping point is.
Aug 28, 2023
How Russia’s War in Ukraine Could ‘Collapse’
The odds still favor Russia, both by Moltkean logic and by virtue of Russia’s massive demographic, economic, and military preponderance over Ukraine. But combatants are human,...
Aug 12, 2023
Russia & China Send a Message in N. American Waters
Get used to the new maritime normal, America; it’s much the same as the old normal, familiar to anyone who served at sea during the Cold War. Sailors take joy in appearing off...
Aug 8, 2023
Japan’s Military Is Getting Ready To Take on a Rising China
Japan’s Ministry of Defense uses annual white papers to survey the country’s strategic surroundings and explain how it means to manage them. Its latest such survey shows...
Jun 30, 2023
China’s Imperialist Foreign Policy
Do all of this, and we might blunt the worst excesses of China’s imperial foreign policy—and spoil the Chinese Dream.
May 29, 2023
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive: Is It Happening or Not?
That it’s springtime in the Black Sea is not enough reason to go on the march. Military reality—not the passing of the seasons—has to prevail in Ukrainian...
May 2, 2023
One False Word Makes a Big Difference in Warfare
So Carl von Clausewitz, when properly understood, was right about how wars do or do not end. Even after a resounding triumph, it behooves the victors to be on guard for what follows....
Apr 26, 2023
How to Get Americans to Support a Bigger Navy
Sad to say, but rhetoric alone is not enough. It seems things must get worse in the commercial world before they get better for a U.S. naval buildup.
Apr 17, 2023
Logistics Could Doom the F-35 In a War
F-35s could find themselves grounded for want of spare parts and kindred support. A supply shortage can knock a fighter jet out of the wild blue as surely as an enemy missile can, if...
Apr 10, 2023
The Future of Indo-Pacific Maritime Security
Question: On the nature of the Chinese gray-zone challenge to the freedom of the sea and the rule of international law in the South China Sea. How can we...
Apr 3, 2023
The U.S. Military's Great Relearning
But end-of-history thinking alone can’t account for America’s post-Cold War myopia. Armed services were undergoing a change from depending mainly on gunfire to depending mainly...
Mar 23, 2023
The Best Way for the Pentagon to 'Compete' with China?
Last month the Joint Chiefs of Staff published a directive entitled Joint Concept for Competing, aimed at defining strategic competition and explaining how the U.S. armed forces will...
Mar 13, 2023
Look to Korea to See How China Might Fight in the Pacific Today
China has a very unique maritime history that would inform on how it would fight the United States in any military clash.
Mar 6, 2023
Irregular Warfare, American Style
Irregular warfare is merely a temporary expedient whereby the lesser contender takes its time to invert the balance of forces—and triumph.
Feb 28, 2023
Russia's War Script Is Ruined. Will Ukraine's Turn Out Better?
Russia’s year-long onslaught against Ukraine proves, yet again, that the fundamental nature of war never changes even though no war is precisely like another.
Feb 13, 2023
India's Navy Is No Superpower Just Yet
An indigenously built Indian fighter trapped aboard an indigenously built aircraft carrier. How powerful can India's navy become?
Jan 31, 2023
Should Space Force Look at the Moon or the Earth?
So is it going to be Mahan or Corbett in orbit? Corbett, according to Frank Calvelli, the top acquisition executive for the U.S. Space Force.
Jan 24, 2023
A U.S.-China War over Taiwan: How Bad Could It Get?
A war between the U.S. and China over Taiwan would be brutal. But it might just be the opening round of a longer conflict.
Jan 16, 2023
Is Marine Corps Now An Access-Denial Force to Fight China?
The U.S. Marine Corps intends to found a Marine Littoral Regiment capable of island-hopping along Japan’s Ryukyus chain to battle China.
Jan 10, 2023
Is China a Mahanian Sea Power?
It wasn’t that long ago that suggesting that China is enamored of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s ideas about sea power was a laugh line.
Jan 9, 2023
Japan Matters if China Invades Taiwan
If Japan possessed armaments and warriors adequate to protect itself, the U.S. armed forces wouldn’t need to.
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