Archive | Evaluations (Selected)

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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23 June 2014

Bradley Perrett Reviews “A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier” in Aviation Week

Bradley Perrett, “Chinese Cruise Missile Capabilities Flying Under Radar,” Aviation Week, 10 June 2014.
If China wants to be able to ward off U.S. military intervention in an East Asian dispute, then it needs to be able to hold U.S. ships and bases at risk. In the past few years, much attention has focused on the […]

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15 June 2014

5-Star Rating for “Rebalancing U.S. Forces” on Amazon.com

A. J. Sutter, “Not-to-Miss Background for Understanding East Asian Geopolitics,” 5-Star Rating; 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); Amazon.com, 1 June 2014.
…this is an extremely informative and interesting edited volume. … Most of the chapters are organized about particular territories: […]

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05 June 2014

J. Scott Shipman Evaluates NDU China Cruise Missile Study

J. Scott Shipman, “A Low Visibility Force Multiplier—A Recommendation,” Zenpundit, 5 June 2014.
… I was able to attend an event at the Center for a New American Security today where Dennis Gormley and Andrew Erickson discussed their new book, A Low Visibility Force Multiplier. A colleague with CIMSEC posted a link to a Wendell Minnick story in Defense News which […]

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19 May 2014

Dr. Carl Rehberg, Headquarters, US Air Force, reviews “A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China’s Cruise Missile Ambitions” for Air Force Research Institute

Dr. Carl D. Rehberg, Headquarters, US Air Force/A8, review of  Dennis M. Gormley, Andrew S. Erickson, and Jingdong Yuan, A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China’s Cruise Missile Ambitions (Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 2014); Air Force Research Institute, 15 May 2014.
A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China’s Cruise Missile Ambitions by Dennis M. Gormley, Andrew S. Erickson, and […]

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19 May 2014

Bases, Places and Boots on the Ground: A Review of “Rebalancing US Forces”

Julian Snelder, “Bases, Places and Boots on the Ground: A Review of ‘Rebalancing US Forces’,” The Lowy Interpreter, 14 May 2014.
The prologue of Rebalancing US Forces, a new book edited by US Naval War College professors Carnes Lord and Andrew Erickson, opens with Barack Obama’s speech in to the Australian parliament on 17 November 2011. That […]

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18 May 2014

America’s Military Bases in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Asset or Vulnerability?

Robert Haddick, “America’s Military Bases in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Asset or Vulnerability?” The National Interest, 18 May 2014; 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).
A new book hopes to shed some light on a critical topic.
With yet another territorial dispute […]

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25 February 2014

Forthcoming Naval Institute Press Volume “Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific” Reviewed in Defense & Foreign Affairs

“Essential Reading: Pacific Overtures: A New US Study Calls Into Question the Viability of Major USN Fleet Elements,” Important New Strategic Literature; 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); Defense & Foreign Affairs Special Analysis 32.18 (25 February 2014): 1-2.
Carnes Lord and Andrew […]

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23 October 2013

Lifting the Veil on China’s “Carrier-Killer”

Harry Kazianis, “Lifting the Veil on China’s ‘Carrier-Killer’,” The Diplomat, 23 October 2013.
The good folks at the Jamestown Foundation here in Washington D.C. have produced what is clearly the world’s authoritative guide detailing the strategic rationale, development, and ramifications concerning a piece of Chinese military hardware Diplomat readers know all too well: The DF-21D, or the “carrier-killer” as […]

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