By Richard Hanania, RealClearDefense: “The Thucydides Trap is among the most well-known concepts in international relations. Recently, discussions about the rise of China have invoked the phrase, arguing that the nation's growing economic and military strength potentially puts it on a collision course with the United States."
By Loren Thompson, Forbes: “There was a time when the U.S. aerospace and defense sector was dominated by larger-than-life leaders, with egos to match, who frequently took big risks with their shareholders’ money. Those days are long gone."
An Expeditionary Support Ship for a Navy-Marine Team
By William Stearman, Proceedings: "Marine Corps Commandant General David H. Berger, in his 3 March Force Design 2030 document, expressed the need for “forces that . . . can operate inside an adversary’s long-range weapons engagement zone (WEZ).” General Berger further noted that he does not believe that “forcible entry operations are irrelevant or an anachronism . . . different approaches are required given the proliferation of anti-access/area denial (A2AD) threat capabilities in the mutually contested spaces.”"
Giselle Donnelly | The American Interest
Has China Gone Into Stealth Mode With Its Military-Civil Fusion Plans?
By Matt Ho, South China Morning Post: "There was no apparent word in this year’s government work report of the defence strategy that has raised alarm in Washington."
By Dave Deptula, Forbes: “Adherence to an obsolescent approach to the international nuclear non-proliferation export guidelines of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is hurting the United States (U.S.) both commercially and from a national security perspective."
By Jon Harper, National Defense Magazine: "The Defense Department is shaking up its list of research-and-development priorities as the Pentagon builds new roadmaps for pursuing future capabilities."
By Paul McLeary, Breaking Defense: “As Special Operations leaders rush new programs to incorporate AI and advanced communications into their intelligence gathering and influence operations around the globe, they want individual soldiers in the field to be a key part of pushing that data."
By Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven: "This kind of warfare development, wherein multiple sensor nodes track and share information across domains to identify and destroy threats, represents the exact intention of the Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS)."
By Hugh Harsono, Divergent Options: "COVID-19 has highlighted China’s strengths in terms of rapid quarantine implementation and mobilizing national-level resources quickly. It has also highlighted failures in China’s bureaucratic nature and failing public health systems and breakdowns on the military front."