04 March 2009

Observing PLA Navy Indian Ocean Operations

Observing PLA Navy Indian Ocean Operations,” Information Dissemination, 3 March 2009.

… March 2008 Proceedings has a public article available titled Welcome China to the Fight Against Pirates by Andrew S. Erickson, Naval War College; and Lieutenant Justin D. Mikolay, U.S. Navy. As I have said many times on the blog, everything written by Andrew Erickson about China is solid gold, and this piece is an excellent read. One of the early points made in the article is an important point when discussing the PLA Navy deployment to Somalia…. The entire article beginning to end is worth the read, but this is a key point that goes to the heart of so many things I have discussed regarding the US Navy policy regarding Somali piracy. …