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Caucus Brief: The Real Reason for China's Massive Military Buildup

March 30, 2015

The Real Reason for China’s Massive Military Buildup. “Over several different articles, I have been exploring the dynamics of the budding U.S.-China security dilemma—a high-tech drama pitting anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) against what we used to refer to as Air-Sea Battle (ASB)—and have offered se...

Caucus Brief: China's Next Move: A Naval Base in the South Atlantic?

March 27, 2015

China’s Next Move: A Naval Base in the South Atlantic? “I recently returned from Walvis Bay, Namibia, the country's sole deep water port and former South Atlantic home to the Royal and South African Navies. Also in port were two of the three ships of the Royal Navy's Atlantic Patrol Tasking South. A...

Caucus Brief: Conquering the South China Sea

March 26, 2015

Conquering the South China Sea. “China is building military bases on artificial islands hundreds of miles off its coast, in waters claimed by six other countries. These new fortresses in the South China Sea raise the risk of war, yet Washington seems to have no strategy to address them. Are the U.S....

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