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12 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Bryan McGrath Highlights Must-Read Goldstein-Knight Proceedings Article on Chinese ASW Development

Bryan McGrath, “China Thinks ASW,” Information Dissemination, 11 April 2014.
Lyle Goldstein at the China Maritime Studies Institute is a national treasure (along with his colleague, Andrew Erickson), and he has teamed up once again with Shannon Knight from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center to produce a fascinating article in this month’s Proceedings, which is unfortunately behind the [...]

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10 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less

This provocative piece raises difficult issues that cannot be ignored…
William Kyle, “The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less,” The Diplomat, 31 March 2014.
Five years of Obama administration foreign policy are in the history books as the world continues to move beyond the era of the Global War on Terror. While the jury is [...]

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13 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Washington Post Editorial: “Beijing’s Breakneck Defense Spending Poses a Challenge to the U.S.”

“Beijing’s Breakneck Defense Spending Poses a Challenge to the U.S.,” Editorial, Washington Post, 12 March 2014.
CHINA PRESENTS the rest of the world with a puzzle when it announces, each year, another big leap in defense spending. On March 5, it revealed a 12.2 percent increase over last year, to almost $132 billion, the second-largest military budget in the world after [...]

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12 March 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Latest Edition of “China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress” by Ronald O’Rourke, Congressional Research Service (CRS)

Ronald O’Rourke, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 28 February 2014), RL33153.
Summary
China is building a modern and regionally powerful Navy with a modest but growing capability for conducting operations beyond China’s near-seas region. The question of how the United States should respond to China’s military modernization effort, including its [...]

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08 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

China’s Defense Budget: A Mixed Bag

Zachary Keck, “China’s Defense Budget: A Mixed Bag,” The Diplomat, 8 March 2014.
For the U.S. and its allies, China’s new defense budget contains both bad news and good news. …
Let’s begin with the bad. First, as is well known, China’s military spending in 2014 is almost certain to far exceed $132 billion, as Beijing is [...]

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04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Chinese Views and Commentary on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ECS ADIZ)

This thoughtful piece benefits greatly from Michael Swaine’s rarely-equaled examination of original sources and attention to detail.
To move beyond political sloganeering and achieve truly useful, constructive scholarship and analysis on this important and potentially destabilizing topic, it is necessary to address directly the vital issues that Swaine outlines in a meticulous, measured fashion.
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01 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Chinese Military’s Toughest Opponent: Corruption

Shannon Tiezzi, “The Chinese Military’s Toughest Opponent: Corruption,” The Diplomat, 1 February 2014.
South China Morning Post reported details this week on an official government raid of the home of Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan, one of the highest-ranking PLA officers to ever be investigated for graft. Gu, who used to be the deputy chief of the PLA’s General [...]

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18 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Wishlist for a New Naval Cooperative Strategy

Robert Farley, “Wishlist for a New Naval Cooperative Strategy,” The Diplomat, 17 January 2014.
Chatter suggests that the U.S. Navy will soon release an update to the Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.  The Cooperative Strategy envisioned the maritime commons as a space for collective action, in which productive rules of the road could lead to partnerships that [...]

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04 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Capability Surprise for U.S. Naval Forces: Initial Observations and Insights: Interim Report

National Research Council, Capability Surprise for U.S. Naval Forces: Initial Observations and Insights: Interim Report (Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013).
Committee on Capability Surprise for U.S. Naval Forces; Naval Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council
INTRODUCTION
A letter dated December 21, 2011, to National Academy of Sciences President Dr. Ralph Cicerone [...]

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17 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

97th Iteration of CRS Report by Ronald O’Rourke, “China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress”

The previous 96 (!) versions were all great, but this one now stands as the best! Please take a minute and think how much work Mr. O’Rourke has put into producing this invaluable series over all these years.

Ronald O’Rourke, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 30 [...]

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