By Joe Gould, Megan Eckstein & Jen Judson, Defense News: "Exceptions can be made for “anomalies.” But for now, the continuing resolution means a Pentagon priority — a $5.5 billion boost for the development and testing of cutting-edge technologies that could deter China — is on hold."
How Control of the World’s Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers
By Catherine Putz, The Diplomat: “The oceans are a central zone for commercial competition, scientific collaboration, and naval rivalry. Sea-based trade is not just an element of globalization; it’s the core of it.”
By Peter Huessy, The National Interest: “As the nuclear posture review begins, the United States faces serious dilemmas."
China Military Watch
By Reginald Lin & Eli Huang, The Strategist (ASPI): “The careful selection by Chinese leader Xi Jinping of military officers for rapid promotion to key positions in the People’s Liberation Army may signal both a wish to consolidate the military behind him and a concern about emerging security challenges in China’s far western regions.”