By Andrew Rhodes, Proceedings: “Mahan’s 3,500 nm “standard distance” for naval planning may be a crude metric, but it highlights the geographic reality that must shape theater strategy and force development in the vast Pacific operating area."
By David M. Finkelstein, Proceedings: "The Pentagon has released three very detailed reports this year on the Chinese People's Liberation Army. They are exceptional sources at a critical time in the modernization of China's military."
A Mid-2019 Guide to Chinese Aircraft Carriers
By Rick Joe, The Diplomat: "In recent months, a number of new developments and interesting pictures and rumors have emerged in relation to the Chinese Navy's (PLAN's) aircraft carrier projects. Pictures tracking CV-16 Liaoningover the past year as well as carrier 002 at Dalian shipyard demonstrate both vessels have reached various milestones in recent months. Pictures of carrier 003 being built at Jiangnan shipyard similarly give new insights into its potential final size."
By Steve Trimble, Aviation Week: " Lockheed Martin is developing a new air-dominance missile for the U.S. Air Force and Navy with significantly greater range than the AIM-120 Amraam as a counter to China’s new PL-15 weapon, a top U.S. Air Force official says."
interview with Elizabeth Economy via Newsroom
Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about the growing power of Xi Jinping in China and abroad, which Economy has termed his 'Third Revolution'.
By Robert Purssell, RealClearDefense: “In its more than two-century history, the United States Navy has frequently taken ships designed and built for one purpose and rebuilt and rearmed them for an entirely different mission."