Archive | Evaluations (Selected)

15 June 2017

“Chinese Naval Shipbuilding” Reviewed in Ausmarine Magazine

Review of Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016), Ausmarine (May/June 2017): 60.
For nearly two centuries until recently, China went mostly backwards in terms of maritime activity. However, since around 2000, it has powered ahead to the point that it has become the world’s biggest […]

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28 April 2017

“Chinese Naval Shipbuilding” Reviewed by Gregory Copley in Defense and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy

Gregory Copley, “Essential Reading: Important New Strategic Literature,” Defense and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 2 (2017): 16.
Breathtaking in scope and importance is the only way to adequately describe a book which, by its name, might appear prosaic: Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course, edited and with an introduction written by the redoubtable Dr. Andrew […]

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21 March 2017

Peter Hore Reviews “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding” in Warships: International Fleet Review

Peter Hore, “China Reaches for Maritime Manifest Destiny,” includes review of Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016); Warships: International Fleet Review (April 2017): 47-48.
“It highlights the rapid growth in China’s shipbuilding industry and points out, however, that Beijing has made uneven progress and suffers from […]

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09 February 2017

Australian Navy League’s The Navy Magazine Reviews “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding”

Review of Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016); The Navy Magazine, Australian Navy League, 79.1 (January-March 2017).
This is an important, timely and indeed ambitious book at a pivotal moment in World history. In understanding China’s Shipbuilding and Designs one also gains a glimpse into the cultural […]

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20 January 2017

Admiral Gary Roughead, 29th Chief of Naval Operations, Assesses “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding” in Forbes

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), “As Trump Assesses China, Start with Facts Not Theory,” Forbes, 20 January 2017.
… For too long the changes in Chinese military capacity, the numbers of ships and aircraft, have not been part of the public discussion. Now is the time to do some real studying and dig into the facts, […]

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14 January 2017

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Reviewed by Michael DeBoer at Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)

Michael DeBoer; review of Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016); Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 9 January 2017.
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Capability: An Uncertain Course adds the most recent volume to Dr. Andrew Erickson’s excellent edited collections on the increase of the People’s Republic’s military, economic, […]

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04 August 2016

“Six Years at Sea… and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence” featured in Amherst Magazine

Katherine Duke, “Six Years at Sea… and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence,” “Short Takes,” Amherst Magazine (Summer 2016): 49.

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Andrew S. Erickson and Austin M. Strange, Six Years at Sea… and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence (Washington, DC: Jamestown Foundation, 2015).
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24 September 2015

H.R. McMaster Reviews “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” in Survival

H.R. McMaster; review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); in Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 57.5 (October-November 2015), 232-33.
United States military forces positioned overseas or engaged regionally on a rotational basis have been a mainstay of the global security […]

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19 July 2015

Michael Raska Reviews “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” in Contemporary Southeast Asia

Michael Raska, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University; review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); Contemporary Southeast Asia 37.1 (2015): 146-49.
Can the United States rely on its land bases, major naval surface combatants, and above all, its […]

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01 July 2015

“Rebalancing U.S. Forces” Reviewed by Dr. Clark Capshaw, Military Sealift Command, in Air & Space Power Journal

Clark Capshaw, Military Sealift Command; review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); Air & Space Power Journal 29.4 (July-August 2015).
Rebalancing U.S. Forces is a collection of essays relating to the Obama administration’s “rebalancing” of forces to the Asia-Pacific region–or, as […]

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01 June 2015

William D. Bushnell Reviews “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” in Military Officer

William D. Bushnell,  review of  Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); in Military Officer (May 2015): 23.
Military Officer is the monthly publication of the Military Officers Association of America.
“In view of strict fiscal constraints, the closure of many U.S. bases overseas, America’s focus […]

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27 January 2015

“Rebalancing U.S. Forces” Rated “Very Good Book, Yet a Very Easy Read” on Amazon.com

Jesse Semenza, “Very Good Book, Yet a Very Easy Read,” 4-Star Review, Amazon.com, 26 January 2015.
“‘Rebalancing U.S. Forces’ gives an in-depth look at how the U.S. and Allied forces are attempting to manage a growing and modernizing China through overseas basing and the development of new weapons systems. It also gives fresh insight into how […]

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10 January 2015

“Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific” Assessed in Warships: International Fleet Review

Peter Hore; review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); Warships: International Fleet Review (December 2014).
… Its meat and potatoes is the strategic pivot being carried out by the USA, which will see 60 percent of the US Navy’s operational effort […]

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09 January 2015

Work Boat World Reviews “Rebalancing U.S. Forces”

Review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); Work Boat World (October 2014): 45.
Our world continues to change very rapidly. The rise of China… led to much re-thinking among America’s defense intelligentsia.
At the forefront of this, as usual, is the Naval […]

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05 November 2014

Col. Steve Hagel, USAF (Ret.), Air Force Research Institute, Reviews “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” in Strategic Studies Quarterly

Col. Steve Hagel, USAF (Ret.), Defense Analyst, Air Force Research Institute; review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); Strategic Studies Quarterly (November 2014).
Hagel is absolutely correct that we had to make difficult choices regarding what to include in the […]

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06 October 2014

James Bosbotinis Evaluates “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” in The Naval Review

James Bosbotinis; review of Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); The Naval Review (November 2014).
This is a timely book, addressing the important subject of the evolving US military footprint in the Asia-Pacific. An edited volume, it brings together contributions from […]

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22 September 2014

Military Basing Scholar Dr. Robert Harkavy Reviews “Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific”

Robert E. Harkavy, “Basing and the Pivot,” Review Essay, Naval War College Review 67.4 (Autumn 2014): 147-50.
Dr. Harkavy is currently emeritus professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University and visiting research professor at the University of Kiel, Germany.
This excellently edited volume of essays, most contributed by Naval War College faculty, is devoted to the […]

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05 September 2014

“Rebalancing U.S. Forces” Reviewed by Nathan Albright, Naval Historical Foundation

Nathan Albright; review of  Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); Naval Historical Foundation, 5 September 2014.
For those readers who have an interest in reading the plans of the U.S. Navy in addressing the complicated concerns of logistics, tactical and strategic concerns, and […]

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04 September 2014

Review of “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” in Proceedings by Dr. Patrick Cullen, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Patrick Cullen, review of  Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014); U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 140 (September 2014): 74.
With this well-crafted edited volume, Lord and Erickson have put together an excellent team to provide us with a valuable and much needed discussion of the […]

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