Post Tagged with: "military strategy"

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Naval Powers: European Landscape Re-shuffled

After a record amount of peace-time, several historical naval powers have drifted away from military preparedness putting European security at stake.

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The Responsibility to Protect Has Turned into a Strategic Mistake

R2P has become a strategic conundrum that is being abused by powerful nations to further their own self-interest while it could become a drain on other economies.

Specialist Eleazar Mattocks, USA, Charlie Company 2-1 Infantry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, using helmet camouflage and a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with an M203 40mm grenade launcher, demonstrates a platoon battle drill attack for the Thai Forces during the COBRA GOLD 2001 exercises. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies.  This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations.  (USAF PHOTO BY SRA LESLIE LAWRENCE 010517-F-1379L-004)

North Korea: The Perils of Ignoring the Good Problem

Without grappling with the potential “good problem” of the collapse of the DPRK, the United States could find itself winning a war but losing the peace.

Anticipating Future Cyberattacks on the High Seas

Anticipating Future Cyberattacks on the High Seas

Assuming away both cyberattacks and an expansion of the gray zone is a sure recipe for experiencing fundamental strategic surprise.

Substituting U.S. Troops for Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan

Substituting U.S. Troops for Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan

If U.S troops are substituted for private contractors, then there must be a change to U.S. laws controlling the use of private security contractors in a combat role.

Close-up of a US Flag patch as a US Army (USA) UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter returns to Ellington Field, Texas (TX), after delivering six pallets of relief supplies to Deweyville, Texas. The Army is contributing to the Hurricane Rita humanitarian assistance operations as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Rita, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD).  (USAF PHOTO BY SSGT JACOB N. BAILEY 050926-F-5964B-608)

No Easy Victory

Strategic leaders and the American public should recognize that ending wars will often result in something different from what was sought at the beginning.

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Prof. Zysk explains Russia’s use of non-military means for strategic ends, its approach to world order and its neigbours, and the influence of the Trump administration.

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Interview – Nori Katagiri

Dr. Katagiri discusses his latest book on insurgencies, military strategies and cooperation and Japanese-American perceptions on security, politics and the world.

The Dragon’s Teeth: The Growth of China’s Military

The Dragon’s Teeth: The Growth of China’s Military

The massive expansion and technological maturation of PLA land-based aerial and ballistic forces indicates the rise of a “Fortress China” doctrine in Beijing. China sees national defense and regional security as a function of its own ability to control its local periphery.

Are the Seas Becoming a No-Man’s Land?

Are the Seas Becoming a No-Man’s Land?

The outlook for maritime Asia appears increasingly desolate. Should China rule the skies while the United States commands the depths, surface fleets on both sides — not to mention the merchantmen that transport the raw materials and finished goods that sustain our globalized economy — will be caught in the no-man’s land between.

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