By Sean McFate, The Hill: “. . . the Defense Department must study how to win against China and/or Russia in “strategic competition,” should it become a shooting war."
From CDR Salamander: “so, who wants another war college?"
From Congressional Research Service: “China’s navy is, by far, the largest of any country in East Asia, and sometime between 2015 and 2020 it surpassed the U.S. Navy in numbers of battle force ships (meaning the types of ships that count toward the quoted size of the U.S. Navy)."
From worries about South Korean troops to a bigger footprint for Japan, here are the must-read stories Breaking Defense's man in Sydney.
By Charlie Black, Small Wars Journal: “. . . war of any character is ultimately pursued for political purposes with the uniformed military as only one among many instruments to achieve desired outcomes.”
By Brian Kerg, Strategy Bridge: “The character of war is rapidly changing. The increasing availability of evolving technology confounds previous frameworks for military operations.”
Does Size Matter in Nuclear Affairs?
By Peter Huessy, Warrior Maven: “More specifically, are two-to-three hundred warheads enough for deterrence?”