Countering China
The Case for Limited Conscription

As COVID-19 squeezes our defense budget, limited conscription would be a good way to keep pace with China.

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Defense Infrastructure
COVID-Proofing Our Military

The coronavirus threatens to hobble U.S. military capacity, thus affording our adversaries an opportunity to strike.

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Hypersonic Weapons
COVID-19 and the Weapons of the Future

The coronavirus outbreak is straining U.S. deterrence and power projection abilities—and revealing our glaring vulnerabilities in the realm of hypersonic weapons.

The Clash at 25
Clash of Civilizations—or Clash Within Civilizations?

As parlous as the clash of civilizations might be, the implosion of our own is much more to be feared.

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China vs. the US
China Sets Its Sights on South America

China’s leaders are betting that Latin America will prove useful politically, economically, and even militarily. The U.S. government should pay more attention to its own backyard.

defense
A Larger Fleet Is Not Enough

Expanding the navy is a good idea, but only in service of a strategy to ensure U.S. dominance at sea.

The Mediterranean
Israel Goes to Sea

An expanded Israeli navy will be key for that country’s national strategy in coming years—and an asset for U.S. strategy, too.

US and UK
The Powerless Throne

In a new play, Prince Charles becomes king at last, and finds it isn’t easy being a symbol.

Decline at Sea is a Political Choice

This piece is fourth in a series on the challenges facing the U.S. Armed Forces. Previous entries discussed the Army, the Air Force and the Marine Corps. The past eight months have been troubling for American security and for how the world regards American power. The September 11, 2012 attack on our consulate in Benghazi […]

Ebb Tide

American’s many post-Cold War land wars have obscured important strategic truths, among them the real value of the U.S. Navy.

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