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My latest at the Diplomat discussed efforts to make military services play nice with one another: I’ve belabored the organizational aspects of China’s system of anti-access systems because bureaucratic boundaries matter. AirSea Battle seeks, above all, to iron out the wrinkles that could prevent tight cooperation between the United States Navy and the United States […]

How Many Flattops for China?

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In Robert Farley
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On September 13, 2012
I have a new weekly gig at The Diplomat.  First offering: Reports on Monday indicated that the PLAN has finally settled on a name for its aircraft carrier, heretofore known as the ex-Varyag.  While speculation included names such as “Beijing,” “Mao Zedong,” and “Shi Lang,” the PLAN instead decided to adopt a relatively conventional naming strategy, dubbing […]

Exercises and Borders

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In Robert Farley
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On August 8, 2012
I have two largely unrelated pieces that both involve China. First, in the Diplomat: As a regularly scheduled biennial exercise, RIMPAC happens regardless of the extant political situation in the Pacific. However, the absence of the People’s Liberation Army Navy – and the participation of Russia and India for the first time – combined with […]
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